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Contract 77564: 2008-906-00 EXP SURVIVAL & MIGRATION OF UPPER SALMON CHINOOK
Project Number:
Title:
Crystal Springs Planning and Operations/Maintenance
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Upper Snake Snake Upper 100.00%
Contract Number:
77564
Contract Title:
2008-906-00 EXP SURVIVAL & MIGRATION OF UPPER SALMON CHINOOK
Contract Continuation:
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75034: 2008-906-00 EXP SURVIVAL & MIGRATION OF UPPER SALMON CHINOOK
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) have been an important part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes way of life for generations, not only as a food source but as an integral piece of their cultural ideology and identity.  Tribal member yearly migration patterns were timed to coincide with the return of Chinook salmon to the Upper Salmon River basin.  The East Fork of the Salmon River and Valley Creek, tributaries of the Salmon River, located in central Idaho were important “hunting” grounds but have seen a steep decline in fish numbers since the early to mid-1900’s.
  
The Shoshone Bannock Tribes are heavily invested in the survival and restoration of Chinook salmon runs to the Upper Salmon River Basin.  The SMCCS program has chosen to monitor and evaluate the salmon populations in the East Fork Salmon River and Valley Creek due to their strong historical, ceremonial, and subsistence bonds to the Shoshone Bannock Tribes.
  
The recent completion of ISS project operations, a 23 year study, provided the necessary research to measure the benefits and consequences of supplementation programs on target and non-target species in order to provide guidance for future programs.   A few key findings of ISS show that population responses such as an increase in number of redds, emigrants at screw traps, and smolts at Lower Granite Dam (LGR) were most noticeable from natural-origin female spawners and smolt releases as opposed to hatchery fish and other juvenile life stages.  It was determined that as the number of females supplemented in a stream increased, productivity also increased but only to a point before an excess of spawners, particularly non-treatment hatchery fish, began to exacerbate productivity, hence abundance does not equal productivity (Venditti et al. 2015).

The Tribes will continue researching the barriers inhibiting the increase of Chinook numbers returning to the Upper Salmon River Basin with the SMCCS project.  With the collection of data in the East Fork Salmon River and Valley Creek, the Tribes goal is to identify the controllable factors limiting the recovery of Snake River spring/summer Chinook Salmon populations in order to develop a viable recovery management plan.  Data gathered will be used to estimate total migration, migration timing, survival, adult spawner escapement, and pre-spawn mortalities to provide or validate pre-season forecasts, in-season updates, and harvest management guidelines.  Fish tagging and marking play important roles in stock assessment, research, management, and recovery of salmonid and other fishes in the Basin.  Results from tagging investigations influence decisions on hydrosystem management such as water spill at dams and fish transport; harvest regimes in the ocean and river; hatchery practices; and endangered species risk assessment (Alldredge, J.R., et al.  2009).  Year-to-year trends will be identified using data collected as well as conducting critical uncertainties research to provide the necessary information for the assessment of performance metrics and standards.

The SMCCS program will evaluate habitat actions in the East Fork and Valley Creek including bank stabilization, river complexity, and degraded habitat to assist potential recovery actions and strategies.  In addition, the program will continue to monitor hatchery strays and their influence on the population as well as develop a plan to reduce competitive brook trout populations.  Natural juvenile life history characteristics (i.e., size, fitness, timing) from both populations will be used as a benchmark to establish proper management release goals for the Crystal Springs Hatchery.      

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes collect data from juvenile Chinook salmon at the East Fork Salmon River and Valley Creek Salmon River in order to satisfy Work Elements E, F, G, H, I and J.  We also collect adult data from East Fork Salmon River, Valley Creek, and Bear Valley Watershed (tributary to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River which includes Bear Valley Creek and Elk Creek).  These activities are detailed in Work Elements K, L, M and N.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
02/01/2018
Contract End Date:
01/31/2019
Current Contract Value:
$270,570
Expenditures:
$270,570

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-May-2024.

BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Rossana Callejas Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party rxcallejas@bpa.gov (503) 230-7558
Chad Colter Shoshone-Bannock Tribes No Supervisor ccolter@sbtribes.com (208) 239-4553
Kendra Eaton Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes keaton@sbtribes.com (208) 478-4048
Melissa Evans Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Technical Contact mevans@sbtribes.com (208) 681-6975
Jacee Furniss Shoshone-Bannock Tribes No Administrative Contact jfurniss@sbtribes.com (208) 239-4551
Edward Gresh Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead esgresh@bpa.gov (503) 230-5756
Elsha Leavitt Shoshone-Bannock Tribes No Administrative Contact eleavitt@sbtribes.com (208) 478-3795
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Jonathan McCloud Bonneville Power Administration Yes COR jmmccloud@bpa.gov (503) 230-3110
Hunter Osborne Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Interested Party hosborne@sbtribes.com (208) 239-4564
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
Daniel Stone Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Interested Party dstone@sbtribes.com (208) 239-4555
Kurt Tardy Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Contract Manager ktardy@sbtribes.com (208) 239-4562
Shannell Ward Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Administrative Contact shannell.ward@sbtribes.com (208) 478-3821
Pam Waterhouse Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Administrative Contact pwaterhouse@sbtribes.com (208) 478-3819
Diana Yupe Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Yes Administrative Contact dyupe@sbtribes.com (208) 478-3790
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
Effective implementation management and timely contract administration A: 119. Produce CY19 SOW, budget, AFS meeting, inventory 01/31/2019 01/29/2019
Environmental compliance B: 165. Ensure program environmental compliance 01/31/2019 12/31/2018
Upload 2017 work performed in Pisces D: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 03/15/2018 03/15/2018
Installed sampling infrastructure E: 70. Install Screw Traps 04/15/2018 03/15/2018
Juvenile outmigration data F: 157. Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 01/15/2019 11/26/2018
Juvenile DNA samples G: 157. Collect DNA from Juvenile Chinook Salmon at Screw Traps 11/20/2018 11/15/2018
PIT tag juvenile Chinook H: 158. Mark Juvenile Chinook Salmon 11/15/2018 11/15/2018
Juvenile production estimate I: 162. Estimate Juvenile Production in the East Fork Salmon River and Valley Creek 12/20/2018 11/26/2018
Juvenile survival estimate J: 162. Estimate Juvenile Survival to Lower Granite Dam 01/15/2019 12/14/2018
Redd counts and carcass collections K: 157. Conduct Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys 09/20/2018 09/11/2018
Additional carcass collections L: 157. Additional Carcass Surveys 10/01/2018 09/25/2018
Coded wire tag collection M: 157. Provide Snouts to Laboratories for CWT Extraction and Reading 10/01/2018 09/27/2018
Adult production estimate N: 162. Estimate Adult Production in Study Streams 10/31/2018 10/18/2018
Migration and survival data O: 159. Manage PIT Tag Files 11/01/2018 11/01/2018
Deliver raw data and survival estimates to PTAGIS (FPC). P: 161. Submit/provide data to Agencies and individuals 01/31/2019 01/24/2019

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 5 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
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 119 Produce CY19 SOW, budget, AFS meeting, inventory 02/01/2018
B 165 Ensure program environmental compliance 02/01/2018
C 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/01/2018
D 132 Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 02/01/2018
E 70 Install Screw Traps 02/01/2018
F 157 Operate Juvenile Screw Traps 02/01/2018
G 157 Collect DNA from Juvenile Chinook Salmon at Screw Traps 02/01/2018
H 158 Mark Juvenile Chinook Salmon 02/01/2018
I 162 Estimate Juvenile Production in the East Fork Salmon River and Valley Creek 02/01/2018
J 162 Estimate Juvenile Survival to Lower Granite Dam 02/01/2018
K 157 Conduct Redd Counts and Carcass Surveys 02/01/2018
L 157 Additional Carcass Surveys 02/01/2018
M 157 Provide Snouts to Laboratories for CWT Extraction and Reading 02/01/2018
N 162 Estimate Adult Production in Study Streams 02/01/2018
O 159 Manage PIT Tag Files 02/01/2018
P 161 Submit/provide data to Agencies and individuals 02/01/2018