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Contract 72135: 2000-039-00 EXP WALLA WALLA SALMONID PRODUCTION M&E
Project Number:
Title:
Walla Walla River Basin Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla 100.00%
Contract Number:
72135
Contract Title:
2000-039-00 EXP WALLA WALLA SALMONID PRODUCTION M&E
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This research, monitoring and evaluation project was established in 2007 as a collaborative accord between the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  In January 2007, BPA requested of this project an amended collaborative proposal; one that emphasized salmonid status and trend monitoring.  Tribal and state partners agreed to collaborate on the project proposal, budget, statement of work and annual report; but, retained their individual contracts with BPA.  Prior to this collaboration, the CTUIR and WDFW conducted separate studies under BPA project numbers 200003900 & 199802000; see http://data.umatilla.nsn.us/, http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/, and efw.bpa.gov.

The Walla Walla subbasin supports ESA listed populations of steelhead and bull trout, and a reintroduced population of spring Chinook. These populations are depressed relative to historic levels.  Spring Chinook were extirpated from the Walla Walla in the early 20th century.  For the past 25 years the CTUIR and others have implemented numerous passage, flow, and habitat  to improve salmonid  production in the Subbasin.  

The Tribes Walla Walla Spring Chinook program began in 2000 with the outplanting of hatchery adults collected from the Ringold Hatchery, Carson National Fish Hatchery, and the Umatilla River at Three Mile Falls Dam.  Direct stream release of hatchery reared juveniles began in 2005 using Carson stock from the Carson National Fish Hatchery. Monitoring & Evaluation of the Spring Chinook Program began in 2000.  The work included assessment of spring Chinook and steelhead natural production, and evaluation of fish passage based on adult steelhead and bull trout.  In 2007 CTUIR, WDFW, and BPA developed a collaborative M & E program in the Subbasin based on salmonid VSP Parameters of abundance, productivity, diversity, and spatial structure.  The expanded project was designed to provide high level indicators of fish population status and trends for spring Chinook, steelhead, and bull trout.  This information is used to inform the CTUIR first foods management, and to address BPA fish and wildlife program strategies.  

The purpose of this M & E project is to address the adaptive management requirements of the Spring Chinook Program, and to maintain the baseline monitoring needed by the existing management system. This effort includes an ecosystem-based scientific framework for adaptive management and performance evaluation based on measurements of success and monitors of risk to other species and populations.  The techniques and designs used for implementation and detailed methodology can be found online at www.monitoringmethods.org.  This collaborative effort is funded by the Columbia River Fish Accords.  Our M & E objectives were developed based on the requirements of the Walla Walla Spring Chinook Hatchery Master Plan (HMP), BPA’s Fish Management Sub-strategies, the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPA’s) of the Columbia Power System Biological Opinion, and the existing comprehensive fish restoration program.  Existing plans for the Umatilla River, Grande Ronde River, Johnson Creek, and the Okanogan River were reviewed to develop the structure and content requirements for the objectives and technical methodology.    


Project work emphasizes Mill Creek, Walla Walla and Touchet rivers, and is coordinated with local stakeholders whenever possible (e.g., ODFW, USFWS, USACE, USFS, the Walla Walla Subbasin Watershed Council, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board (SRSRB),  local irrigation districts and other public and private groups).  

CTUIR project offices are located at the William A. Grant Water and Science Center at Walla Walla Community College, while the WDFW South East Washington District Offices are located in Dayton, Washington. Previously, CTUIR and WDFW conducted separate studies and reported to BPA in separate annual reports, under project numbers 199802000 and 200003900.  Previous project reports, data and metadata are found at the CTUIR website www.data.umatilla.nsn.us/fisheries/index.aspx, or WDFW website at www.wdfw.wa.gov, or the BPA website (efw.bpa.gov).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2016
Contract End Date:
02/28/2017
Current Contract Value:
$711,130
Expenditures:
$711,130

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2021.

BPA CO:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Brenda Aguirre Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead baguirre@bpa.gov (503) 230-5928
Julie Burke Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Administrative Contact julieburke@ctuir.org (541) 429-7292
Gary James Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Supervisor garyjames@ctuir.org (541) 429-7285
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Amber McMahon Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer almcmahon@bpa.gov (503) 230-3983
Gene Shippentower Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Yes Contract Manager geneshippentower@ctuir.org (541) 429-7287
Tracey Yerxa Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR tyerxa@bpa.gov (503) 230-4738


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Compliance achieved and documented B: 165. Compliance for WEs C thru J 03/01/2016 03/01/2016
Fish salvage data C: 28. Fish Salvage 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
PIT tagged outmigrants D: 158. PIT Tag Spring Chinook smolts (out-migrant tagging) 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
PIT tagged outmigrants E: 158. PIT Tag steelhead smolts (out-migrant tagging) 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
PIT tag Hatchery smolts F: 158. PIT Tag smolts (hatchery tagging) 11/30/2016 11/30/2016
Adult fish count from Nursery Bridge Dam G: 157. Adult fish counts at Nursery Bridge Dam (video work) 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
Spring Chinook spawner/ carcass survey data H: 157. Spring Chinook Spawner / Carcass Surveys for run reconstruction estimates 10/31/2016 10/31/2016
Smolt monitoring and PIT-tagging data I: 157. Outmigrant monitoring for population estimates, survival, & migration 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
PIT Array monitoring and Data Distribution J: 157. Maintain and operate PIT Arrays 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
Walla Walla River Stream Gauge Monitoring and Data Distribution K: 157. Stream Gauge Monitoring and Data Distribution 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
Analyzed data L: 162. Analyze Data 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
Completed DRAFT Annual Report M: 132. DRAFT Annual Technical Progress Report (1-1-2016) to (12-31-2016) 02/28/2017
Submit BiOp RPA Report in Taurus N: 202. BiOp RPA Report for Steelhead CY 2016 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products O: 119. Manage & Administer Walla Walla Salmonid Monitoring and Evaluation Project 02/28/2017 02/28/2017
Provide Technical Review of M & E Implementation Plan P: 122. Quantitative Science and technical support for M & E plan implementation 02/28/2017 02/28/2017

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (Endangered)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 28 Trap and Haul

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2016
B 165 Compliance for WEs C thru J 03/01/2016
C 28 Fish Salvage 09/07/2016
D 158 PIT Tag Spring Chinook smolts (out-migrant tagging) 09/07/2016
E 158 PIT Tag steelhead smolts (out-migrant tagging) 09/07/2016
F 158 PIT Tag smolts (hatchery tagging) 03/01/2016
G 157 Adult fish counts at Nursery Bridge Dam (video work) 03/01/2016
H 157 Spring Chinook Spawner / Carcass Surveys for run reconstruction estimates 09/07/2016
I 157 Outmigrant monitoring for population estimates, survival, & migration 09/07/2016
J 157 Maintain and operate PIT Arrays 09/07/2016
K 157 Stream Gauge Monitoring and Data Distribution 09/07/2016
L 162 Analyze Data 03/01/2016
M 132 DRAFT Annual Technical Progress Report (1-1-2016) to (12-31-2016) 03/01/2016
N 202 BiOp RPA Report for Steelhead CY 2016
O 119 Manage & Administer Walla Walla Salmonid Monitoring and Evaluation Project 03/01/2016
P 122 Quantitative Science and technical support for M & E plan implementation 03/01/2016