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Contract 77222: 2010-073-00 EXP COLUMBIA LAND TRUST ESTUARINE (CLT)
Project Number:
Title:
Columbia Land Trust Estuarine Restoration
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Columbia Estuary 50.00%
Elochoman 5.00%
Grays 5.00%
Lower Columbia Columbia Lower 25.00%
Kalama 5.00%
Sandy 5.00%
Willamette 5.00%
Contract Number:
77222
Contract Title:
2010-073-00 EXP COLUMBIA LAND TRUST ESTUARINE (CLT)
Continuation of Contract:
73737: 2010-073-00 EXP COLUMBIA LAND TRUST ESTUARINE (CLT)
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The recovery of Columbia River salmonids requires that a sufficient amount and diversity of habitat opportunity is provided in the estuary to accommodate the full spectrum of stocks and life history types in the basin. To accomplish this, the primary objective of this contract is to increase the diversity, extent, and spatial distribution of habitats capable of supporting multiple salmon ESUs and life history types. With this contract Columbia Land Trust will increase the development, design and construction of on-the-ground habitat restoration actions in the Columbia River Estuary that benefit threatened and endangered salmonid species and help meet survival benefit targets/goals required under the 2008 Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp). The Columbia Land Trust Estuarine Restoration Project is intended to assist in the implementation of RPA 37 of the 2008 FCRPS BiOp which states:  
“Estuary Habitat Implementation 2010-2018 - Achieving Habitat Quality and Survival Improvement Targets.  The Action Agencies will provide funding to implement additional specific projects as needed to achieve the total estuary survival benefits identified in the FCRPS BA.”  

All restoration actions conceived of and implemented within this project are intended to benefit threatened and endangered salmonid species rearing and migrating in main stem and tidal habitats of the Columbia River estuary.  As a principle implementer of restoration in the Columbia Estuary, Columbia Land Trust has conserved over four thousand acres of Columbia Estuary floodplain over the last nine years.  Columbia Land Trust accomplished this by permanently securing a land base from willing land owners through fair market processes.  These lands now serve as a platform from which on-the-ground restoration projects are able to be implemented.  Columbia Land Trust restoration projects result in some of the highest survival benefits for threatened and endangered salmon in the estuary (Johnson et al. 2007).  

Columbia Land Trust will assist the Action Agencies in achieving their specific estuary land protection and restoration goals by working closely with land owners, local, state and federal agencies, providing risk capital through a revolving transaction fund, negotiation capacity, legal expertise and an ability to leverage significant sources of project funding. This approach enables Columbia Land Trust to act quickly and effectively to meet estuary habitat restoration goals and allows Columbia Land Trust to accomplish restoration where other practitioners may find more challenges.  Columbia Land Trust has identified and is developing numerous estuary habitat acquisition and restoration projects within priority areas that this project will support.

The project types and actions developed within this contract are largely related to tidal reconnection actions that restore full or near full tidal influence to areas that have been historically disconnected from tidal and fluvial hydrologic processes by levees, roads, dredge material and railroad causeways.  These restoration actions intend to restore such natural habitat forming processes as tidal hydrology, sediment accretion, and the movement of macro-detritus that shape and maintain estuarine wetland habitats.  Specific restoration objectives are:

1) Restore connectivity between river and floodplain, as well as in-river habitats
2) Increase shallow water peripheral and side channel habitats toward historic levels.  

Columbia Land Trust will coordinate with, and utilize the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership' s Project Review Committee (PRC) for the initial level of scientific review for on-the-ground habitat projects.  The second level of scientific review will be done by the RPA 37 Expert Regional Technical Group (ERTG) as required in the 2008 BiOp.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2017
Contract End Date:
09/30/2018
Current Contract Value:
$471,145
Expenditures:
$471,145

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
264393
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Coop
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Produce the Necessary Environmental Compliance B: 165. Ensure All Environmental Compliance is Complete 09/30/2018 09/30/2018
All administration tasks fulfilled with timely, quality products C: 119. Provide Management and Administration of Projects 09/30/2018 09/30/2018
Documentation Describing Priority Projects D: 114. Identify Priority Land Acquisition and Restoration Projects 09/30/2018 09/30/2018
Final Realty Package for Priority Acquisitions E: 172. Conduct All Necessary Due Diligence Related to Land Acquisition 09/30/2018 09/30/2018
Attach 2017 Annual Report in Pisces F: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 04/30/2018 04/24/2018
Wallacut River Planting H: 47. WALLACUT RIVER-- CONSTRUCTION-- Planting 08/31/2018 03/31/2018
Kerry Island Planting I: 47. KERRY ISLAND-- CONSTRUCTION-- Planting 04/30/2018 06/30/2018
Level 3 AEMR data-- Wallacut Post-construction Year 1 J: 157. WALLACUT - Collect POST-Construction Year 1 AEMR Level 3 data 09/28/2018 09/28/2018
Level 3 AEMR data-- Kerry Island Post-Construction Year 1 K: 157. KERRY ISLAND - Collect POST-Construction Year 1 AEMR Level 3 data 09/28/2018 09/28/2018
Level 3 AEMR data-- Lower Elochoman Pre-construction data L: 157. LOWER ELOCHOMAN PHASE II - Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 09/30/2018 09/30/2018

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 172 Conduct Pre-Acquisition Activities
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2017
B 165 Ensure All Environmental Compliance is Complete 10/01/2017
C 119 Provide Management and Administration of Projects 10/01/2017
D 114 Identify Priority Land Acquisition and Restoration Projects 10/01/2017
E 172 Conduct All Necessary Due Diligence Related to Land Acquisition 10/01/2017
F 132 Submit Progress Report for the period Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 10/01/2017
G 132 Submit Data for estuary 2017 RME Report 10/01/2017
H 47 WALLACUT RIVER-- CONSTRUCTION-- Planting 10/01/2017
I 47 KERRY ISLAND-- CONSTRUCTION-- Planting 10/01/2017
J 157 WALLACUT - Collect POST-Construction Year 1 AEMR Level 3 data 10/01/2017
K 157 KERRY ISLAND - Collect POST-Construction Year 1 AEMR Level 3 data 10/01/2017
L 157 LOWER ELOCHOMAN PHASE II - Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 10/01/2017