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Contract 75663: 2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
Project Number:
Title:
Upper John Day Conservation Lands Program
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Contract Number:
75663
Contract Title:
2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
Contract Continuation:
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72067: 2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA
  • 78879: 2000-015-00 EXP OXBOW AND FORREST CONSERVATION AREA
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Oxbow Conservation Area, a 1,022 acre property, was purchased as a high priority project in 2001 with BPA mitigation funds by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes).  The Project has since received BPA annual funding for O&M as part of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Tribes and BPA.  

The property is located within the John Day subbasin plan’s highest priority 5th Field HUC, Camp Creek, for Middle Fork subwatershed.  The property holds a high concentration of adult spring Chinook salmon through the high temperatures and low flows of the summer months, offers spawning and rearing habitat to Chinook salmon, ESA-listed as Threatened Mid-Columbia summer steelhead and bull trout as well as access to the five fish-bearing perennial tributaries that come into the property from National Forest lands.

Before acquisition, activities on the property severely impacted its habitat potential via overgrazing, dredge mining, invasive plants, and the clearing of trees and shrubs from riparian habitat.  Since acquisition, the Tribes have been working to protect existing habitat, restore degraded habitat, and assess conditions within the property and its valuable fish and wildlife habitat.  The Project will continue to follow the goals, objectives, and guidelines presented in the property management plan. Biological objectives for this Project target habitat for anadromous fish populations and other ESA-listed and sensitive species found on the property.

This Project will continue to address aquatic priorities outlined in the John Day Subbasin Plan:

•Protect High Quality Existing Habitat – achieved through various property O&M, education and outreach, riparian fencing, controlled access, monitoring trends, etc.
•Enhance Riparian and Instream Habitat – achieved through channel restoration of historically dredged and degraded streams, intensive riparian planting, adding large wood for habitat and stream complexity where needed, and controlling invasive  plants in riparian corridors.  
•Fish Passage and Habitat Connectivity – achieved through improving irrigation diversions, and replacing outdated fish screens.
•Flow Restoration - achieved through protection of existing water rights, careful use irrigation for riparian enhancement and groundwater storage, and monitoring of flows surrounding such use.

With the completion of the Oxbow Tailings Restoration Project over the past six years, the 2017 main focus will be on maintenance of the two miles of restored river and creek channels.  Special attention will be give to Phase 4 and 5 floodplain plants and weed control.  A small maintenance adjustment will be made to the new riffle on Phase 5 at Station 5+00.  Maintenance will be performed to the Granite Boulder Creek channel on Phase 2 with intensive use of willow cutttings.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2017
Contract End Date:
03/31/2018
Current Contract Value:
$287,868
Expenditures:
$287,868

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jan-2020.

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
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 Type Email Work Phone
Rossana Callejas Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party rxcallejas@bpa.gov (503) 230-7558
Stephan Charette Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Contract Manager steph.charette@ctwsbnr.org (541) 820-4521
Jay Chong Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer jxchong@bpa.gov (503) 230-4007
Brian Cochran Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Contract Manager brian.cochran@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2003
Emily Davis Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Interested Party emily.davis@ctwsbnr.org (541) 820-3568
Luca De Stefanis Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead ltdestefanis@bpa.gov (503) 230-5263
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Supervisor brad.houslet@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2039
Dennis Johnson Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party dennis.johnson@wstribes.org (541) 553-3479
Timothy Ludington Bonneville Power Administration No tsludington@bpa.gov (503) 230-4988
Arthur Mitchell Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Administrative Contact arthur.mitchell@wstribes.org (541) 553-3219
Christopher Roper Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant cproper@bpa.gov (503) 230-3514
Tybee Sheidler Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant tasheidler@bpa.gov (503) 230-3820
Scott Turo Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Supervisor scott.turo@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2025
Dorothy Welch Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver dwwelch@bpa.gov (503) 230-5479
Ellen Wilt Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR ewwilt@bpa.gov (503) 230-5732
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
Environmental Compliance A: 165. Obtain NEPA Compliance 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Project Management B: 119. Manage and Administer Tribal Projects and BPA Activities 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Maintained Tailings Project area C: 186. Oxbow Tailings Project Maintenance 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Facility Maintenance D: 186. Maintain Facilities and Structures throughout the Property 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Property Noxious Weed Control Activities E: 199. Property Noxious Weed Control Activities 10/27/2017 10/27/2017
Establish Vegetation F: 47. Plant Seed, cuttings and Containerized Trees 11/24/2017 11/24/2017
Weather Data H: 157. Weather Data Management 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Stream Temperature Data I: 157. Stream Temperature Monitoring 03/31/2018 03/30/2018
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets J: 157. Aquatic Inventory Surveys 03/31/2018 03/30/2018
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets K: 115. Riparian Vegetation and Geomorphology Monitoring 03/31/2018 03/30/2018
Irrigation use data L: 115. Irrigation Monitoring on Oxbow 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Photos for 2017 M: 115. Photopoint Inventory 03/31/2018 03/30/2018
Finish fence construction N: 40. Buck and pole fence construction around aspen stand near Ragged Creek 10/31/2017 10/31/2017
Project Outreach and Opportunities, Information Distribution O: 99. Public Access and Volunteer Coordination 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Information Sign Updating, Access Regulation, Hunting Program P: 188. Provide Access, Signs, and Adequate Roads 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Assist ODFW with their Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys on the Oxbow and nearby lands. Q: 191. Conduct Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys with ODFW 09/30/2017 09/30/2017
Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group R: 191. Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Construct new boundary fence S: 191. Help Malheur National Forest construct boundary fence and construct Aspen fence funded by NRCS 03/31/2018
Property Patrol T: 26. Property Patrol 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Completed Grazing Season U: 92. Grazing Program Oversight and Management 03/31/2018 03/31/2018
Completed Annual Report V: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period (April 2016) to (March 2017) 03/02/2018 03/02/2018
Oxbow Tailings Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Data W: 186. Tailings Project Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Work 03/31/2018 03/31/2018

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 3 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 3 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 3 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 3 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 92 Lease Land
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Wildlife
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Obtain NEPA Compliance 04/01/2017
B 119 Manage and Administer Tribal Projects and BPA Activities 04/01/2017
C 186 Oxbow Tailings Project Maintenance 04/01/2017
D 186 Maintain Facilities and Structures throughout the Property 04/01/2017
E 199 Property Noxious Weed Control Activities 08/09/2017
F 47 Plant Seed, cuttings and Containerized Trees 04/01/2019
H 157 Weather Data Management 04/01/2017
I 157 Stream Temperature Monitoring 04/17/2017
J 157 Aquatic Inventory Surveys 04/17/2017
K 115 Riparian Vegetation and Geomorphology Monitoring 04/01/2017
L 115 Irrigation Monitoring on Oxbow 04/17/2017
M 115 Photopoint Inventory 04/01/2019
N 40 Buck and pole fence construction around aspen stand near Ragged Creek 07/31/2017
O 99 Public Access and Volunteer Coordination 04/01/2017
P 188 Provide Access, Signs, and Adequate Roads 04/01/2017
Q 191 Conduct Steelhead and Chinook Redd Surveys with ODFW 04/01/2017
R 191 Coordination and Monitoring Efforts for the Middle Fork John Day IMW Group 04/01/2017
S 191 Help Malheur National Forest construct boundary fence and construct Aspen fence funded by NRCS 04/01/2017
T 26 Property Patrol 04/01/2017
U 92 Grazing Program Oversight and Management 04/01/2017
V 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 04/01/2017
V 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period (April 2016) to (March 2017) 04/01/2017
W 186 Tailings Project Monitoring and Maintenance Plan Work 04/17/2017