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Contract 73502: 2008-710-00 EXP CHUM HABITAT RESTORE SUPPLEMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Chum Salmon Restoration in the tributaries below Bonneville Dam
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
73502
Contract Title:
2008-710-00 EXP CHUM HABITAT RESTORE SUPPLEMENT
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This contract will cover activities during the seventh year of on-going project aimed at restoring chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) populations that utilize Washington State tributaries and mainstem Columbia River spawning areas below Bonneville Dam to viable/self-sustaining abundance levels using an integrated program of habitat restoration and enhancement/reintroduction programs.  The project is a result of actions called for in the 2008 FCRPS BiOp; specifically RPA 42: Implement Conservation Programs to Build Genetic Resources and Assist in Promoting Recovery (sub-action 42.9 - CR Chum-Fund program to re-introduce in Duncan Creek and sub-action 42.10 - CR Chum-Fund projects in tributaries below BON) and RPA: 63 Monitor Hatchery Effectiveness (sub-action 63.1 - Measure effect of safety-net & conservation hatchery programs).

WDFW identified a phased approach for the implementation of this proposal (attached at project level - Revised Proposal 6/5/09):
Phase 1: Development of an integrated program for chum salmon habitat restoration and enhancement/reintroduction programs (FFY2009-10).
Phase 2: Implementation of the integrated program (FFY 2011 and beyond).  


Phase 1 - Program development in FFY 2009-10
1)  An assessment of priority habitat restoration and/or chum channel sites.
2)  An updated stock status review of LCR chum salmon population structure and abundance necessary to prioritize restoration and guide future implementation of enhancement/reintroduction programs.
3)  Adaptive management of existing supplementation programs.
4)  Development of a stepwise enhancement program that utilizes supplementation/reintroduction to rebuild LCR chum populations.
5)  Development of a comprehensive program to monitor LCR chum salmon populations and evaluate the effectiveness of habitat restoration and supplementation/reintroduction actions.


With the activities completed from Phase 1, the project has moving into Phase 2 (implementation).
1) Generation of designs and feasibility studies will be initiated for habitat restoration projects and spawning channel sites that ranked out high in the priority assessment.
2) Implement the comprehensive adult and juvenile chum salmon monitoring program that was developed.  To accomplish this, new tasks and tasks associated with two pre-existing BPA projects that focused on chum salmon monitoring (BPA Project #'s 1999-003 and # 2001-053) will now be accomplished under this project.  Monitoring will focus on generating values for VSP parameters (abundance, diversity, spatial and temporal distribution) as well as data needed to measure effects of existing and future enhancement/reintroduction programs.
3) Continue the two existing chum salmon artificial production programs; a safety-net program on the Grays River for an "at-risk" population and the reintroduction of chum salmon into Duncan Creek.  A three-pronged approach has been used to produce a self-sustaining chum salmon population in Duncan Creek. This approach included modifying the dam at the mouth of Duncan Creek (completed), enhancing spawning habitat (completed), and using local brood stock to reintroduce chum salmon back into the basin (ongoing). Methods employed and associated results can be used as a template for future reintroduction efforts for Columbia River chum salmon.
4) Activities in FFY16 will continue habitat scoping work started under the FFY15 contract on the Oregon side of the Columbia River: Sandy River Delta scoping.  
5) Continue to maintain infrastructure to implement a "salvage" if deemed necessary.  BPA requested that WDFW generate a chum salmon "salvage" plan outlining potential options for emergency intervention in 2001.  The plan was developed (Chum Salmon Salvage Plan:  Fall 2001) with the goal of preserving genetic diversity within the population by ensuring adequate numbers of chum salmon survived to spawn successfully, either naturally or artificially.  The plan outlines options for expanding the Duncan Creek reintroduction brood stock collection protocol to encompass other areas determined to be at risk (Table 1).  The plan was submitted as an addendum to the Duncan Creek reintroduction project (BPA # 2001-053) and was incorporated into the Hatchery Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) for Washougal Hatchery chum salmon.  This activity can only be done if additional funding is added to the project, left as a placeholder only.

Table 1.  Summary of strategies for Columbia River Chum Salmon salvage plan.

Case   Columbia River   Tributaries     Spawning Area                              Strategy
  1             low         low                   low        Juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River and  tributaries
  2             low         low            adequate        Adult supplementation in tributaries and juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River
  3         adequate        low                 low        Juvenile supplementation in tributaries, and no action in the mainstem Columbia River
  4             low adequate          adequate        Juvenile supplementation in the mainstem Columbia River, and no action in tributaries
  5         adequate adequate          adequate        No intervention, rely on natural production, and monitor
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2016
Contract End Date:
06/30/2017
Current Contract Value:
$1,133,995
Expenditures:
$1,133,995

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

BPA CO:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Environmental Compliance B: 165. Environmental Clearance 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Data for spawner abundance est of chum salmon in primary spawning reaches of LCR WA tributary C: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via carcass tagging 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Data needed to generate population est., Columbia River: I-205 to Bonneville Dam D: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via live tagging 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Data needed for spawner abundance est of chum salmon in non-primary spawning areas E: 157. Spawning ground surveys & sampling in areas with low chum salmon spawner abundance 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange F: 161. Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange for mainstem Columbia River spawning areas 01/15/2017 12/30/2016
Physical/environmental profile of the spawning channels during the time chum salmon are present G: 157. Monitor physical characteristics of renovated spawning channels at Duncan Creek 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Adult Trap data H: 157. Adult trap monitoring at Duncan Creek 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Seine adults for broodstock I: 66. Seining activities for broodstock to be used at Duncan Creek and in hatchery programs 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Collect adults for Salvage Plan J: 66. Seining activities for broodstock to be used in a Salvage Plan - Placeholder 01/15/2017 12/30/2016
Adult spawner data from Duncan Creek spawning channel K: 157. Sampling of spawners placed into Duncan Creek spawning channels 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Adult sampling data for artificial production at hatcheries L: 157. Sampling of adults used for artificial propagation at hatcheries 01/15/2017 01/15/2017
Daily fry totals at Duncan Creek spawning channels M: 157. Enumeration and sampling of naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 05/30/2017 05/30/2017
Potential egg deposition (PED) and actual egg deposition (AED) values in Duncan spawning chann N: 162. Estimate egg-to-fry survival rates in Duncan Creek spawning channels 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Daily catch, sampling and marking data from juvenile out-migrant traps O: 157. Enumeration and sampling at Grays River and Hamilton Creek Basin juvenile migrant traps 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancement releases P: 176. Produce marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancement releases 05/15/2017 05/15/2017
Thermally marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan Q: 176. Produce marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan 04/30/2017 12/30/2016
Fecundity estimates R: 157. Sampling of eggs for individual female fecundity - Grays River and Washougal hatcheries 02/15/2017 02/15/2017
Fry data - ponding and thermal marking QA/QC S: 157. Sampling of hatchery fry just prior to, and at ponding. Collection of thermally marked vouche 04/30/2017 04/30/2017
Fry data - ponding and thermal marking T: 157. Sampling of "Salvage" plan chum fry and collection of thermally marked voucher fry 04/30/2017 03/30/2017
Fecundity Estimates U: 162. Analysis of hatchery data 05/15/2017 05/15/2017
Fecundity Estimates V: 162. Analysis of Salvage Plan hatchery data 05/15/2017 03/30/2017
Adult chum salmon population estimates W: 162. Analysis of adult data (sampling, mark/recapture and survey counts) for population estimates 04/15/2017 02/28/2017
Analysis of data collected during the 2016 out-migrant monitoring season X: 162. Analyze data collected from smolt trapping activities 09/30/2016 09/30/2016
Adult origin analysis Y: 162. Analysis to determine project origin adult returns 08/30/2016 08/30/2016
Enhancement/reintroduction strategy for Lower Columbia River chum salmon Z: 174. Enhancement/reintroduction strategy 06/30/2017
Population monitoring and evaluation plan AA: 174. Population monitoring and evaluation program 06/30/2017
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products AB: 119. Project management and administration 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Habitat enhancement projects AC: 114. Assess and identify additional priority habitat projects - Placeholder 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Technical review of habitat proposals AD: 122. Provide technical review of habitat proposals 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
Sandy River Delta chum salmon spawning channel scoping report AE: 115. Sandy River Delta scoping project 06/30/2017
Submit BiOp RPA Report in Taurus AF: 202. BiOp RPA Report for CY 2016 03/15/2017 02/28/2017
Completed Annual Report AG: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (Jan 2015) to (Dec 2016) 06/30/2017 06/30/2017
A framework of a draft chum salmon life-cycle model AH: 174. Initiate development of a LCR chum salmon life-cycle model 01/16/2017 01/16/2017
Initiation of channel construction AI: 30. Initiate construction of Emlen/DNR channel in Skamokawa Basin 06/30/2017 06/30/2017

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 2 instances of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 2 instances of WE 66 Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
  • 3 instances of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 12 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 6 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 07/01/2016
B 165 Environmental Clearance 07/01/2016
C 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via carcass tagging 07/01/2016
D 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling/marking for spawner population estimates via live tagging 07/01/2016
E 157 Spawning ground surveys & sampling in areas with low chum salmon spawner abundance 07/01/2016
F 161 Chum salmon spawning ground survey data exchange for mainstem Columbia River spawning areas 07/01/2016
G 157 Monitor physical characteristics of renovated spawning channels at Duncan Creek 07/01/2016
H 157 Adult trap monitoring at Duncan Creek 07/01/2016
I 66 Seining activities for broodstock to be used at Duncan Creek and in hatchery programs 07/01/2016
J 66 Seining activities for broodstock to be used in a Salvage Plan - Placeholder 07/01/2016
K 157 Sampling of spawners placed into Duncan Creek spawning channels 07/01/2016
L 157 Sampling of adults used for artificial propagation at hatcheries 07/01/2016
M 157 Enumeration and sampling of naturally produced fry at Duncan Creek 07/01/2016
N 162 Estimate egg-to-fry survival rates in Duncan Creek spawning channels 07/01/2016
O 157 Enumeration and sampling at Grays River and Hamilton Creek Basin juvenile migrant traps 01/30/2017
P 176 Produce marked chum salmon fed-fry for supplementation/enhancement releases 07/01/2016
Q 176 Produce marked chum salmon fed-fry for release under a "Salvage" plan
R 157 Sampling of eggs for individual female fecundity - Grays River and Washougal hatcheries 07/01/2016
S 157 Sampling of hatchery fry just prior to, and at ponding. Collection of thermally marked vouche 07/01/2016
T 157 Sampling of "Salvage" plan chum fry and collection of thermally marked voucher fry 07/01/2016
U 162 Analysis of hatchery data 07/01/2016
V 162 Analysis of Salvage Plan hatchery data 07/01/2016
W 162 Analysis of adult data (sampling, mark/recapture and survey counts) for population estimates 07/01/2016
X 162 Analyze data collected from smolt trapping activities 07/01/2016
Y 162 Analysis to determine project origin adult returns 07/01/2016
Z 174 Enhancement/reintroduction strategy 07/01/2016
AA 174 Population monitoring and evaluation program 07/01/2016
AB 119 Project management and administration 07/01/2016
AC 114 Assess and identify additional priority habitat projects - Placeholder 07/01/2016
AD 122 Provide technical review of habitat proposals 07/01/2016
AE 115 Sandy River Delta scoping project 10/11/2016
AF 202 BiOp RPA Report for CY 2016
AG 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (Jan 2015) to (Dec 2016) 07/01/2016
AH 174 Initiate development of a LCR chum salmon life-cycle model 07/01/2016
AI 30 Initiate construction of Emlen/DNR channel in Skamokawa Basin 02/28/2017