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Contract 72434: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Project Number:
Title:
Coeur D'Alene Fisheries Enhancement-Hangman Creek
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Spokane 100.00%
Contract Number:
72434
Contract Title:
2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Contract Continuation:
Previous: Next:
68858: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
  • 75767: 2001-032-00 EXP HANGMAN CREEK FISHERIES
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Scope of Work and budget presented in this document represent the activities associated with the Coeur 'd Alene Tribe's resident fish enhancement project on Hangman Creek within the Spokane Sub-basin corresponding to the contract period May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.  Total amount of this budget request is $391,000  The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has requested to BPA that a transfer of $29,000 additional dollars to be made to Project 2001-032-00 from funds available to BPA project 1990-044-00 in order to fulfill needs for restoration supplies. 2001-032-00 is in the midst of an active implementation phase following inventory and assessment which started in 2002 which includes the extensive use of heavy equipment to rebuild historical channel and floodplain conditions. Lands prioritized for restoration and later purchased thru Avista mitigation funding were part of a large project called k' wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut designed to reactivate relic channels and floodplain swales and restore the connection between the stream channels and riparian zones. Phase 1 was completed in summer 2014-5 and Phase 2 was completed in 2015 as part of Contract 68858

Ongoing objectives include:
o Determine areas that are in need of restoration to supply spawning and rearing habitat for Redband and other naturally reproducing trout.
o Support an educational outreach program to facilitate a “holistic watershed protection process managed thru BPA Project 1990-044-00.
o Implement a habitat/in-stream restoration strategy that will provide self-sustaining, naturally reproducing, and harvestable populations of native trout.
o Implement a monitoring and evaluation program to determine the effectiveness of habitat/in-stream restoration project.


The Hangman Creek watershed has experienced land use changes that have resulted in degraded in-stream habitat for fish and other aquatic species.  Conserving habitats in the upper tributaries is a priority along with increasing fish distribution and reconnecting fragmented populations. A primary method of accomplishing habitat enhancement is to enlist beaver in a holistic strategy to address multiple ecological and hydrologic process deficiencies. Beaver influenced channel and floodplain morphology and vegetation historically, but alteration of their habitat and trapping have substantially reduced their influence and the ability for their populations to rebound.  The absence of large wood as a dam foundation and impacts to the availability of suitable dam-building material in the riparian zone have influenced the resilience of beaver dams currently, which tend to blow out during high flow and/or ice melt.  If conditions could be made more favorable for their re-establishment, it is likely that channel conditions and in-stream habitat could be restored closer to the pre-settlement state, thereby restoring fish habitat, the riparian zone, and the floodplain in the process.

The following work will facilitate measured progress toward achieving the objectives for the project during this scope of work:

  
1)
Implementing restoration designs for utilizing beaver as a partner in restoring natural hydrologic function, overbank flow, and connection between stream and riparian.
Over-bank flows will be much more frequent because of an improved entrenchment ratio with the newly established channel in WE E. A similar project on Sheep will force flood waters onto the flood plane more frequently and ease pressure on a new channel yet to be activated. With these improvements in place, riparian restoration can proceed to ultimately provide better canopy cover over the channel and increased bank stabilization. With a healthy riparian area, complete with species that beaver need, we can expect habitat conditions to reach a stable equilibrium. WE I utilizes funding from an EPA Grant award for $74,000 to restore riparian habitat in areas of Phase 1 and 2 of k'wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut. WE E utilizes funding from Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) in the amount of 34,000 to build a relief channel for Phase 3 of  k'wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut. This will activate a relict channel with an existing and more natural channel form. WE J provides matching sources for riparian supplies awarded through WNTI. A third grant award is expected to be announced in March 2016 providing voluntary labor and plant supplies from the Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited. WE K provides matching funding for this riparian restoration on the 4th Phase of   k'wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut. WE H will provide a temporary source of food and building materials for beaver by providing clipping at key locations at known beaver activities.

WE G is a large woody debris addition on Indian Creek within Stimson Lumber Co. property. This is part of a two- year plan to add wood to all three forks of Indian Creek.


2)
RM&E activities will involve a continuation of fish habitat surveys to track spawning and rearing conditions available to salmonids (WE U); continuous temperature monitoring throughout the watershed (WE W); as well as discharge and hydrolab monitoring (WE V).

RM& E activities associated with trout populations and movement include summer backpack electroshock surveys (WE L) evaluate status and trends in redband trout populations, and spring migration trapping (WE M & N ) and associated WE P will expand a new protocol for the project which involves using PIT tag technology to monitor seasonal movements of redband trout in specific reaches of the upper Hangman watershed. A fixed PIT-tag station will be installed at two locations on Hangman Creek to monitor mainstem use by redband trout, one at the mouth of Indian Creek, and a 2nd at the mouth of Nehchen Creek, and a new one at the mouth of Smith Creek.

Non-native fish removal began last summer on Nehchen Creek to remove cutthroat trout who were illegally introduced into the watershed in 1993. WE's N and O will work in connection with WE Q to accomplish this goal.

3)
A two-year annual report will be done within this contract, as we are on a schedule of producing one RM&E and summary of restoration work completed on a biannual basis.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
05/01/2016
Contract End Date:
04/30/2017
Current Contract Value:
$390,272
Expenditures:
$390,272

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

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BPA COR:
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Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Daniel Affonso Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party dxaffonso@bpa.gov (503) 230-3893
Thomas Biladeau Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Technical Contact tbiladeau@cdatribe-nsn.gov (209) 686-6307
Jon Firehammer Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Technical Contact jfirehammer@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-7037
Cameron Heusser Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Interested Party cheusser@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-5521
Bruce Kinkead Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Contract Manager bkinkead@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-6071
Justin Moffett Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead jtmoffett@bpa.gov (503) 230-3233
Jennifer Snyder Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party jasnyder@bpa.gov (503) 230-4187
Angelo Vitale Coeur D'Alene Tribe Yes Supervisor ajvitale@cdatribe-nsn.gov (208) 686-6903
Virgil Watts III Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR vlwatts@bpa.gov (503) 230-4625
Dorothy Welch Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver dwwelch@bpa.gov (503) 230-5479
Karen Wolfe Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer ktwolfe@bpa.gov (503) 230-3448
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Completed NEPA Checklist B: 165. NEPA Analysis and Documentation 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Selection of Restoration Projects C: 114. Identify and Select New Restoration Projects 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Design Specifications for 3 tributaries of Indian Creek D: 175. Produce Design for LWD Placement in Indian Creek 04/28/2017
Relic Channel and reactivation of Floodplain swales, and existing channel filled E: 29. Construct and Activate Relic Channel in Phase 3, Hangman Creek: k'wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Reactivated Swale to Carry Flood Waters F: 29. Construct Choke-Flow Structure on Sheep Creek 04/28/2017 03/31/2017
Site Preparation for LWD Installation on NF Indian Creek G: 29. Large Woody Debris Placement in MF Indian Creek 04/30/2017
Supplementation of existing food and dam building materials for beaver H: 29. Enhance Beaver dam supplies 11/18/2016 12/21/2016
Enhanced Floodplain Communities on Hangman Creek I: 47. Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phases 1&2: EPA Grant 04/28/2017 09/30/2016
Enhanced Floodplain Communities on Hangman Creek J: 47. Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phase 3: WNTI Grant 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Enhanced Floodplain Communities on Hangman Creek K: 47. Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phase 4: Trout Unlimited Grant 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Install and maintain HDX PIT tag systems L: 70. Install and maintain PIT-tag fixed interrogation stations 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Fish Traps Installed and Maintained M: 70. Install and maintain migration traps 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Data from redband trout captured in migrant traps N: 157. Sample Fish Using Migration Traps 04/30/2017 04/30/2017
Electroshock Sampling of Fish in Hangman Watershed O: 157. Sample fish using electroshocking equipment 04/28/2017 09/30/2016
PIT-tag juvenile and adult redband trout in Hangman Creek. P: 158. Uniquely mark redband trout in upper Hangman 04/30/2017 04/30/2017
Removal of non-native cutthroat trout from Nehchen Creek Q: 190. Remove Non Native cutthroat trout from Nehchen Creek 04/30/2017 04/30/2017
Maintained Fisheries Database. R: 160. Maintain fisheries database 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Abundance and life-history information for migratory redband trout in upper Hangman S: 162. Analyze data generated from trapping and PIT tagging of redband trout captured in migrant trap 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Examination of distribution and abundance patterns at the sub-watershed and watershed scale T: 162. Analyze data generated from sampling salmonids in rearing habitats in upper Hangman watershed 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Fish Habitat Variables Collected U: 157. Collect physical habitat data in reference and treatment reaches 04/28/2017 04/14/2017
Water Quality Data Collected V: 157. Collect water quality and quantity data 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Continuous Temperature Data Collected W: 157. Monitor water temperature 04/28/2017 04/30/2017
Upper Indian Creek Spawning Gravel Data Collection X: 157. Conduct Spawning ground Survey on Indian Creek 10/07/2016 12/16/2016
Field Data Transfer Y: 159. Transfer data from field equipment 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Habitat and Water Quality Databases Maintained Z: 160. Maintain water quality and physical habitat database 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Water Quality Analyzed AA: 162. Analyze water quality data 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
Physical Habitat Analyzed AB: 162. Analyze physical habitat data 04/28/2017 04/28/2017
GIS Summarization of Project Data Collected and Future Plans AC: 161. Summarize water quality, physical habitat, and fisheries data using GIS 04/28/2017 03/24/2017
Draft Progress Report Covering 5/2013 - 4/2015 AD: 132. Draft Progress Report for the period May 2013 through April 2015 04/30/2017
Management and Administration of Project AE: 119. Manage and Administer Project 04/28/2017 04/30/2017

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 190 Remove, Exclude and/or Relocate Animals
  • 4 instances of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 3 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 05/01/2016
B 165 NEPA Analysis and Documentation 05/01/2016
C 114 Identify and Select New Restoration Projects 05/01/2016
D 175 Produce Design for LWD Placement in Indian Creek 05/01/2016
E 29 Construct and Activate Relic Channel in Phase 3, Hangman Creek: k'wne' 'ulchiyark'wmntsut 05/01/2016
F 29 Construct Choke-Flow Structure on Sheep Creek 10/19/2016
G 29 Large Woody Debris Placement in MF Indian Creek 12/20/2016
H 29 Enhance Beaver dam supplies 05/01/2016
I 47 Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phases 1&2: EPA Grant 05/01/2016
J 47 Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phase 3: WNTI Grant 05/01/2016
K 47 Riparian Enhancement at Hangman Creek, Phase 4: Trout Unlimited Grant 05/01/2016
L 70 Install and maintain PIT-tag fixed interrogation stations 05/01/2016
M 70 Install and maintain migration traps 05/01/2016
N 157 Sample Fish Using Migration Traps 05/01/2016
O 157 Sample fish using electroshocking equipment 05/01/2016
P 158 Uniquely mark redband trout in upper Hangman 05/01/2016
Q 190 Remove Non Native cutthroat trout from Nehchen Creek 05/01/2016
R 160 Maintain fisheries database 05/01/2016
S 162 Analyze data generated from trapping and PIT tagging of redband trout captured in migrant trap 05/01/2016
T 162 Analyze data generated from sampling salmonids in rearing habitats in upper Hangman watershed 05/01/2016
U 157 Collect physical habitat data in reference and treatment reaches 05/01/2016
V 157 Collect water quality and quantity data 05/01/2016
W 157 Monitor water temperature 05/01/2016
X 157 Conduct Spawning ground Survey on Indian Creek 05/01/2016
Y 159 Transfer data from field equipment 05/01/2016
Z 160 Maintain water quality and physical habitat database 05/01/2016
AA 162 Analyze water quality data 05/01/2016
AB 162 Analyze physical habitat data 05/01/2016
AC 161 Summarize water quality, physical habitat, and fisheries data using GIS 05/01/2016
AD 132 Draft Progress Report for the period May 2013 through April 2015 05/01/2016
AE 119 Manage and Administer Project 05/01/2016