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Contract 81592: 2019-006-00 EXP SNAKE RIVER FISH AND HABITAT BIOMARK
Project Number:
Title:
Snake River Fish and Habitat Relationship Evaluation
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
None
Contract Number:
81592
Contract Title:
2019-006-00 EXP SNAKE RIVER FISH AND HABITAT BIOMARK
Continuation of Contract:
77840: 2003-017-00 EXP ISEMP - SALMON R. QUANTITATIVE CONSULTANTS
Contract Status:
Issued
Contract Description:
Contract 2019-006-00 replaces contract 2003-017-00. CR-331720 funds the following activities:
1. Operation of the LLRTP rotary screw trap (RST), located at river kilometer nine of the Lemhi River. The LLRTP RST enumerates total juvenile emigration for spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Lemhi River. Changes in the fraction of total annual spring/summer Chinook salmon that emigrate as presmolts (prior to the onset of winter) is a primary metric for the evaluation of habitat restoration within the Lemhi River watershed.
2. Modification of the Dam Branch Occupancy Model (DABOM) to incorporate data from Genetic Stock Identification (GSI). In its current form, DABOM decomposes total adult steelhead and spring/summer Chinook salmon enumerated at Lower Granite Dam (LGR) into population, subpopulation, and tributary estimates of escapement using PIT tag interrogation. The incorporation of GSI will enable similar estimates in locations lacking PIT interrogation infrastructure, and is likely to improve the precision of all upstream abundance estimates.
3. An evaluation of the precision of estimates of Proportion Hatchery Origin Spawners (PHOS) that could be obtained by PIT tagging a subsample of hatchery origin steelhead and spring/summer Chinook salmon at LGR. If implemented, tagging of hatchery origin adults at LGR would enable upstream estimates of escapement using the DABOM model. If feasible, this approach would enable consistent PHOS estimates across all upstream locations with sufficient PIT tag interrogation infrastructure.
4. An analysis of the conditions under which juvenile detection at In-stream PIT Tag Detection Systems (IPTDS) can be reliably used to estimate metrics such as juvenile abundance and/or survival. Briefly, juvenile detection at IPTDS is often biased owing to the fact that many juveniles pass IPTDS in sub-optimal orientation and/or outside the effective read range of IPTDS. This analysis seeks to identify the conditions under which juvenile detection data can produce statistically robust estimates.
5. Automation of post-processing to generate metrics used by the Salmonid Habitat Protocol (SHAP). Briefly, SHAP was developed in an attempt to cost-effectively generate the suite of habitat metrics required by commonly-used models that estimate life-stage specific habitat capacity estimates (e.g., Quantile Regression Forest, Habitat Suitability Index, and Bioenergetics models). SHAP relies on photogrammetry and related techniques to process imagery and generate metrics. Problematically, few of these post-processing tasks are currently automated, requiring substantial labor. We propose to use approaches such as neural-network models to automate post-processing and decrease long-term costs of data reduction.
6. Coordination. Tasks 2-5 (above) will require substantial collaboration with co-managers, sovereigns, regulatory agencies, and action agencies. Ultimately, this collaboration will increase the likelihood that the models and tools generated by this contract will be adopted  and used.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2019
Contract End Date:
02/29/2020
Current Contract Value:
$310,848
Expenditures:
$179,237

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
Work Order Number:
484482
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract
Pricing Method:
Time and Materials
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Mike Ackerman Biomark, Inc. Yes Supervisor mike.ackerman@biomark.com (208) 469-0896
Chris Beasley Biomark, Inc. Yes Contract Manager chris.beasley@biomark.com (360) 620-2883
Jay Chong Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer jxchong@bpa.gov (503) 230-4007
Luca De Stefanis Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead ltdestefanis@bpa.gov (503) 230-5263
Heidi Haak Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party hlhaak@bpa.gov (541) 922-6856
Kristen Jule Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver krjule@bpa.gov (503) 230-3588
Jody Lando Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jblando@bpa.gov (503) 267-9006
Kevin See Biomark, Inc. No Technical Contact kevin.see@biomark.com (206) 898-5437
Tybee Sheidler Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party tasheidler@bpa.gov (503) 230-3820
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No Technical Contact ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Effective implementation management and timely contract administration A: 119. Project Management 02/29/2020
Environmental Compliance Documentation C: 165. Environmental Compliance Documentation 02/29/2020
Operate and maintain the lower Lemhi River (L3A0) Rotary Screw trap D: 157. Operate and maintain the lower Lemhi River (LLRTP) Rotary Screw trap 02/29/2020
Effective coordination and product review. E: 189. Coordination 02/29/2020
Open-source R-code and R-markdown documentation. F: 115. Incorporation of GSI data into IPTDS escapement estimators above LGR. 02/29/2020
Model products. G: 115. Simulations of hatchery-origin adult PIT tagging at Lower Granite Dam. 02/29/2020
Finalize SHAP post-processing. H: 115. Salmonid Habitat Assessment Protocol (SHAP) 02/29/2020
Protocol to assess juvenile interrogation data. I: 115. Protocol for statistically robust juvenile interrogation data. 02/29/2020
Completed Annual Report J: 132. Annual Project Report: Lemhi Outmigrant, PIT Assessments and Habitat monitoring findings 02/29/2020

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 3 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 3 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance 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 119 Project Management 02/01/2019
B 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/01/2019
C 165 Environmental Compliance Documentation 02/01/2019
D 157 Operate and maintain the lower Lemhi River (LLRTP) Rotary Screw trap
E 189 Coordination 02/01/2019
F 115 Incorporation of GSI data into IPTDS escapement estimators above LGR. 02/11/2019
G 115 Simulations of hatchery-origin adult PIT tagging at Lower Granite Dam. 02/11/2019
H 115 Salmonid Habitat Assessment Protocol (SHAP) 02/11/2019
I 115 Protocol for statistically robust juvenile interrogation data. 02/11/2019
J 132 Annual Project Report: Lemhi Outmigrant, PIT Assessments and Habitat monitoring findings 02/01/2019