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Contract 76317: 2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
Project Number:
Title:
CREST Estuary Habitat Restoration
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Columbia Estuary 100.00%
Contract Number:
76317
Contract Title:
2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
CREST proposes to continue to implement estuary habitat restoration projects during this contract period.  Projects developed, designed, and permitted during previous contract periods will move to construction.  CREST will continue to develop and design new restoration projects working with landowners, stakeholders, and subcontracted design and engineering consultants.    CREST will continue to invest staff time in community outreach and project development including participating in regional meetings with BPA, the Corps, as well as partner coordination forums such as the Estuary Partnership's Science Work Group (SWG).  CREST biologists will conduct Level 3 pre and post project evaluation (Action Effectiveness Monitoring; AEMR) at our restoration sites in coordination with partners and the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP).....  

Restoration of estuary habitat focuses on habitat opportunity, capacity, and realized function critical to the recovery of Threatened/Endangered salmon utilizing the Columbia River Estuary.  CREST Habitat Restoration Program Deliverables include:
1)  Identification, prioritization, and development of potential estuary habitat restoration projects.
2)  Scoping and selecting restoration projects based on technical evaluation during feasibility stage and scientific review by Estuary Partnership Project Review Committee and partners.
3)  Design, permit, and implement 3-5 on the ground estuarine restoration projects each year.
4)  Conduct Action Effectiveness Monitoring and Research of restoration projects in coordination with regional partners.

The following projects are currently in full design, engineering, and permitting and will move to construction in 2017:
• Flights End:  This project, a ODFW managed property on Sauvie Island, aims to enhance tidal wetlands by removing 3 culverts and associated berms in order to reconnect 42 acres of floodplain wetlands to Crane Slough and Multnomah Channel. This project also includes lowering 11 acres of low productivity wetland to reduce the presence of reed canary grass and convert the area to wet prairie habitat.

• Enyarts Property/McCarthy Creek: This project involves the removal of two culverts and wetland grading to restore floodplain connection and juvenile rearing habitat to 70 acres of wetlands along the Multnomah Channel of the Columbia River.  


The following projects are currently in feasibility and will begin design, engineering, and permitting phases and will move to construction in 2018:
• Bear and Mary's Creeks:  Restoration actions for the Bear Creek and Mary's Creek sites will involve lowering 2,050 linear feet of levee, creating an additional 1,775 linear feet of tidal channels, removing 3 undersized culverts, and replanting nearly 15 acres of native vegetation species. These actions will improve access to approximately 40 acres of off-channel habitat for juvenile salmonids, as well as restore tidal inundation and food web connectivity.

• Ferris Creek: Project actions at the Ferris Creek project site will entail restoring connection to approximately 25 acres of off-channel habitat to juvenile salmonids through the removal of 44 feet of remnant levee, creating approximately 220 linear feet of tidal channels into the floodplain. An additional 2 acres at the Ferris Creek project site will be planted with native vegetation.

• West Sand Island: The West Sand Island project aims to enhance fish access and tidal connection to approximately 80 acres of shrub-scrub/ forested marsh habitat through the removal of a berm, and creation of tidal channels into the interior of the island. This project also proposes to treat 16 acres of invasive plants and revegetate the area with beneficial native plants.

• John Day #11:  The John Day #11 restoration replacing 2 undersized culverts on an unnamed tributary to the John Day River, with a free- span bridge to improve salmonid access to more than 20 acres of upstream wetland and spawning habitat.

• Dairy Creek: This project will reconnect Sturgeon Lake to the Columbia River, opening up off channel habitat, improving water quality, and increasing estuarine wetland function through nutrient exchange and food web productivity. Project elements will include replacing 2 existing culverts under Reeder Road with a free-span bridge, and enhancing the existing channel connection.

CREST will also continue to work through design and engineering process in support of the following projects for implementation in 2019.
• Palensky Wildlife Area
• Aldrich Point Railroad
• Wolf Bay Railroad
• Government Island

Each of the projects described above provides immediate access to estuarine habitats for juvenile salmonids.  CREST will also invest project manager staff time working with specific landowners, project partners, and in data gathering and investigations at other sites including the Youngs Bay Watershed, John Day River, and other potential restoration sites for construction in 2019 and beyond.  

CREST will pursue cost share for project engineering and construction during this contract period from the National Park Service, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership.  

Within this contract, major work elements are directly related to implementation of previously designed projects and on engineering and permitting for out year projects.  Additional actions focus on community outreach and project development.  

Projects in development will be subject to review by the Estuary Partnership's Project Review Committee (PRC) at 30% design and review and assignment of survival benefits by the Expert Regional Technical Group (ERTG) at 60% design.  All projects in the estuary are also subject to cost benefit analysis and approval by BPA.  Each of the projects CREST is proposing during this contract undergoes a cost/SBU preliminary review and final scoring by ERTG.  If at any time during the scientific review and ERTG process it is determined that proposed restoration projects do not meet BPA criteria CREST will work with BPA to address these issues.

Post project evaluation (Level 3 AEMR) will be conducted by CREST biologists at Otter Point, Colewort Creek, Gnat Creek Phases 1 and 2, South Tongue Point, Diblee Point, Sharnelle Fee, Karlson Island, Sauvie Island Phases 1, 2, and 3, Buckmire Slough Phase I, Crane, Domeyer, Willow Bar, and Westport Slough.  Both pre and post project monitoring will be conducted at the Bear and Mary's Creek, Ferris Creek, Flights End, Enyarts/McCarthy Creek, West Sand Island, and John Day #11 sites.  Pre project monitoring at other project sites such as the Palensky Wildlife Area will also occur during this contract period.  Project monitoring is used at restoration sites to better quantify use and habitat lift for individual restoration sites and to inform benefits of restoration actions at projects in development.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
07/01/2017
Contract End Date:
06/30/2019
Current Contract Value:
$6,399,776
Expenditures:
$6,399,776

* 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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Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain and provide BPA with Environmental Compliance Documentation B: 165. Produce EC for projects 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
CREST Administrative Oversight of BPA Contract C: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Public Outreach via Newsletters, Presentations, Educational Materials D: 99. Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Three to five ERTG Templates/Project Proposals Per Year E: 114. Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Complete Construction Management F: 100. CREST oversight of purchasing, contracting, permit compliance of active projects 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Surveys and Early Project Development G: 175. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT-- Surveys and Early Project Development 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Input/Share Data H: 159. Participate in Regional Data Rollup Projects 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Annual Report of Restoration Accomplishments K: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2017) to (June 2018) 06/30/2018 06/30/2018
Annual Report of Restoration Accomplishments L: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2018) to (June 2019) 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Flights End - Culvert Removal M: 85. FLIGHTS END - Water control structure removal 01/31/2018 09/15/2017
Flights End- Light Duty Bridge Installation N: 184. FLIGHTS END- Install light duty bridge 01/31/2018 09/22/2017
Flights End- Wetland Enhancement O: 181. FLIGHTS END - Wetland enhancement 01/31/2018 09/29/2017
Flights End - Native Plant Revegetation P: 47. FLIGHTS END - Revegetation 01/31/2018 12/31/2017
Enyarts/McCarthy Creek- Culvert Removal Q: 85. ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- Fish passage barrier removal 01/31/2018 08/03/2017
Enyarts/McCarthy Creek- Wetland Enhancement R: 181. ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2--Marsh plain lowering 06/30/2019
Enyarts/McCarthy Creek - Native Plant Revegetation S: 47. ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK - Revegetation 06/30/2019
Bear and Mary's Creeks- Designs T: 175. BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Design 07/16/2018 07/16/2018
Bear and Mary's Creeks - Levee Removal U: 180. BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Breach levee 01/31/2019 09/14/2018
Bear and Mary's Creek- Pilot Channel Creation V: 30. BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Pilot channel creation 01/31/2019 09/14/2018
Bear and Mary's Creek- Culvert Removal W: 85. BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Fish passage barrier removal 01/31/2019 09/14/2018
Bear and Mary's Creek- Revegetation X: 47. BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Revegetation 01/31/2019 02/28/2019
Ferris Creek- Designs Y: 175. FERRIS CREEK - Design 07/13/2018 07/16/2018
Ferris Creek- Levee Removal Z: 180. FERRIS CREEK - Breach Levee 01/31/2019 09/14/2018
Ferris Creek - Channel Creation AA: 30. FERRIS CREEK - Channel creation 01/31/2019 09/14/2018
Ferris Creek - Native Plant Revegetation AB: 47. FERRIS CREEK - Revegetation 01/31/2019 02/28/2019
West Sand Island- Design AC: 175. WEST SAND ISLAND - Design 06/30/2019
***CCR-41986 MODIFY: West Sand Island- Berm Removal AD: 180. ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND - Remove berm 06/30/2019
***CCR-41986 MODIFY: West Sand Island - Channel Creation AE: 30. ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND- Channel creation 06/30/2019
West Sand Island- Invasive Plant Treatment AF: 199. WEST SAND ISLAND- Invasive plant treatment 06/30/2019
***CCR-41986 MODIFY: West Sand Island- Native Plant Revegetation AG: 47. ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND - Revegetation 06/30/2019
John Day #11 - Design AH: 175. JOHN DAY #11 - Design 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Palensky Wildlife Area- Design AK: 175. PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design 06/30/2019
Government Island - Design AL: 175. GOVERNMENT ISLAND - Design 06/30/2019 06/17/2019
Aldrich Point Railroad Crossing- Design AM: 175. ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 06/30/2019
Wolf Bay Railroad Crossing- Design AN: 175. WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 06/30/2019
Dairy Creek- Design AO: 175. DAIRY CREEK - Design 03/31/2018 02/15/2018
Sauvie Island Planning- PC Trask Project Assistance AP: 175. SAUVIE ISLAND PLANNING- PC Trask project assistance 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Analyze and Record AEMR Level 3 Data AQ: 162. Analyze Level 3 AEMR Data 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Level 3 AEMR data- Pre-construction AR: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Level 3 AEMR data--Post-construction AS: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Level 3 AEMR data- Pre and Post- Construction AT: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE and POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2019 06/30/2019
Enyarts/McCarthy Creek-- Phase II 100% Designs AU: 175. *CCR-40186: ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2 DESIGN 06/30/2019 05/17/2019
Dairy Creek-- Fish Passage Barrier Removal AV: 85. *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK-- CONSTRUCTION-- Culvert Removal 10/31/2018 10/31/2018
Dairy Creek--- Install Bridge AW: 184. *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK- CONSTRUCTION-- Bridge Installation 10/31/2018 10/31/2018
Dairy Creek-- Channel Enhancement AX: 30. *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK- CONSTRUCTION-- Channel enhancement 10/31/2018 10/31/2018
Dairy Creek-- Plant Riparian Vegetation AY: 47. *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK CONSTRUCTION-- Revegetation 02/28/2019 02/28/2019
Provide ACOE with survey and preliminary design work necessary for 408 deauthorization AZ: 175. **CCR-40786--TOAHEEDLIINI/NOVAK-- Surveys & Preliminary Design for 408 deauthorization process 06/30/2019 10/23/2018
Plant Vegetation BA: 47. ***CCR-41986-- South Bachelor Island - Phase I 06/30/2019

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 4 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 7 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 3 instances of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 5 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 13 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 4 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 7 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 3 instances of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 5 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 13 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 4 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 6 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 3 instances of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 5 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 13 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) - All Anadromous Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 5 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 4 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 2 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 6 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 4 instances of WE 30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel
  • 6 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 5 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 3 instances of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 13 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Lower Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 180 Enhance Floodplain/Remove, Modify, Breach Dike
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 07/01/2017
B 165 Produce EC for projects 07/01/2017
C 119 Manage and Administer Projects 07/01/2017
D 99 Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 07/01/2017
E 114 Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 07/01/2017
F 100 CREST oversight of purchasing, contracting, permit compliance of active projects 07/01/2017
G 175 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT-- Surveys and Early Project Development 07/01/2017
H 159 Participate in Regional Data Rollup Projects 07/01/2017
I 132 Provide data for estuary 2017 RME Report 07/01/2017
J 132 Provide data for estuary 2018 RME Report 07/01/2017
K 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2017) to (June 2018) 07/01/2017
L 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2018) to (June 2019) 07/01/2017
M 85 FLIGHTS END - Water control structure removal 08/07/2017
N 184 FLIGHTS END- Install light duty bridge 08/07/2017
O 181 FLIGHTS END - Wetland enhancement 08/07/2017
P 47 FLIGHTS END - Revegetation 08/07/2017
Q 85 ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- Fish passage barrier removal 07/01/2017
R 181 ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2--Marsh plain lowering 07/01/2017
S 47 ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK - Revegetation 07/01/2017
T 175 BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Design 06/29/2018
U 180 BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Breach levee 06/29/2018
V 30 BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Pilot channel creation 06/29/2018
W 85 BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Fish passage barrier removal 06/29/2018
X 47 BEAR AND MARY'S CREEKS - Revegetation 06/29/2018
Y 175 FERRIS CREEK - Design 06/29/2018
Z 180 FERRIS CREEK - Breach Levee 06/29/2018
AA 30 FERRIS CREEK - Channel creation 06/29/2018
AB 47 FERRIS CREEK - Revegetation 06/29/2018
AC 175 WEST SAND ISLAND - Design
AD 180 ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND - Remove berm
AE 30 ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND- Channel creation
AF 199 WEST SAND ISLAND- Invasive plant treatment
AG 47 ***CCR-41986 MODIFY: WEST SAND ISLAND - Revegetation
AH 175 JOHN DAY #11 - Design
AI 85 **CCR-40786-CANCELLED: JOHN DAY #11- Fish passage barrier removal
AJ 184 **CCR-40786-CANCELLED: JOHN DAY #11- Install Bridge
AK 175 PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design 07/01/2017
AL 175 GOVERNMENT ISLAND - Design 07/01/2017
AM 175 ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 07/01/2017
AN 175 WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 07/01/2017
AO 175 DAIRY CREEK - Design
AP 175 SAUVIE ISLAND PLANNING- PC Trask project assistance 07/01/2017
AQ 162 Analyze Level 3 AEMR Data 07/01/2017
AR 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2017
AS 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2017
AT 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE and POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 07/01/2017
AU 175 *CCR-40186: ENYARTS/MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2 DESIGN 03/05/2019
AV 85 *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK-- CONSTRUCTION-- Culvert Removal 06/26/2018
AW 184 *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK- CONSTRUCTION-- Bridge Installation 06/26/2018
AX 30 *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK- CONSTRUCTION-- Channel enhancement 06/26/2018
AY 47 *CCR-40186: DAIRY CREEK CONSTRUCTION-- Revegetation 06/26/2018
AZ 175 **CCR-40786--TOAHEEDLIINI/NOVAK-- Surveys & Preliminary Design for 408 deauthorization process
BA 47 ***CCR-41986-- South Bachelor Island - Phase I