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Contract 81653: 2008-301-00 EXP HAB RESTORATION PLAN/DESIGN/IMPLEMENT WSR
Project Number:
Title:
Habitat Restoration Planning/Design/Implementation within boundaries of Warm Springs Reservation, lower Deschutes River, Oregon
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
81653
Contract Title:
2008-301-00 EXP HAB RESTORATION PLAN/DESIGN/IMPLEMENT WSR
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Contract Status:
Issued
Contract Description:
The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) will develop and execute the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Habitat Restoration Program (CTWSHRP).  This program will focus on projects aimed at improving instream habitat along with holistic watershed restoration directed at factors limiting salmonid production.  Projects will occur mostly on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.  

Projects will target four limiting factors including habitat complexity and quantity, fine sediment, water temperature and altered hydrology.  These projects will be tiered to the Deschutes River Subbasin Plan, and the Mid-Columbia Steelhead Recovery Plan.  All of the projects will focus on the Tribes goal of sustaining harvestable levels of fish for many generations.  The limiting factors were developed using guidance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) matrix indicator methods for making Endangered Species Determinations and were linked with biological monitoring and production data collected by Tribal Fisheries staff on the Reservation.

Instream and watershed restoration projects are important in this portion of the Deschutes Basin for several reasons.  The 660,000 acre Warm Springs Indian Reservation provides critical habitat for wild populations of spring Chinook salmon, Mid-Columbia summer steelhead, bull trout, redband trout, Pacific lamprey, and a variety of other native non-salmonid species.  Protection and maintenance of these populations is important to Tribal culture and future harvest opportunities.  The new regulatory license agreement for the Pelton-Round Butte Hydroelectric Complex (~river mile 100) requires the co-owners to reintroduce salmon and steelhead into the upper Deschutes Basin.  The populations downstream of the hydro complex on the Reservation will provide the donor stock for rebuilding the populations upstream.      

The CTWSHRP will continue to use funding from the recent Memorandum of Agreement between the Tribes and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) matched with funding from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF), the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), the Pelton-Round Butte Fund, and other competitive sources to execute prioritized restoration on the Reservation.  

In 2018 the Tribes developed an Aquatic Restoration Strategy that included a scoring matrix that was used to identify high priority watersheds and subwatersheds within the Reservation where restoration actions have the highest potential to restore and enhance high quality ecological conditions.  Through this process 34 sub watersheds across the Reservation are evaluated for Fish Use, Habitat Condition, Water Quality, and Climate Change Resiliency.  Scores were assigned to these variables and a tiered ranking system was established to prioritize high, medium, and low priority sub watersheds for restoration potential.  Through this process 40 conceptual projects were scored and renamed throughout the sub watersheds, eighteen projects were recommended for further engineering review and 2 final designs for high ranking projects were completed.  Fish habitat Program staff will further develop these concept projects and match them with suitable cost share sources on the path toward implementation.      

Projects will be planned by Tribal staff from the Fish Habitat Program, designed by the NRCS or other technical assistance providers, and implemented by both Tribal and non-tribal contractors.  All projects will pass through the Tribe’s Integrated Resource Management Planning process and complete the required Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation.

During this contract period (March 1, 2019 - February 28th 2020)  Staff will continue long-term maintenance of the riparian fence protection network, and construct another protection fence that will protect a spring from  livestock overuse and reduce erosion directly into Coyote Creek.  Fundraising and planning will occur for projects scheduled for implementation through 2023.  Several grant applications to secure cost share funding will be submitted, and project tours will be given to secure these funds.  New staff will be hired and trained to prepare for implementation of these upcoming projects.  Baseline data will be collected from the monitoring wells within the the Log Springs Meadow to determine pre-project groundwater levels.      

Due to the elimination of BPA's CHaMP and AEM programs, the extensive staff time and cost associated with this monitoring work, loss of previous trained staff,  lack of travel funding for trainings of this kind, and the need for higher priority work to be designed and implemented the Tribal staff do not plan to continue this monitoring effort.  Biological effectiveness monitoring of populations will be conducted at the watershed scale.  

Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2019
Contract End Date:
02/29/2020
Current Contract Value:
$549,703
Expenditures:
$420,871

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-2021.

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Coop
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Funding Package - Submit Package To COTR A: 119. Manage Restoration Program 02/29/2020 12/20/2019
NEPA Compliance Requirements Complete for Habitat Restoration Projects To Be Implemented B: 165. Obtain Environmental Compliance 02/29/2020 06/28/2019
Education and Outreach Summary C: 99. Outreach with Tribal Public 02/29/2020 12/20/2019
Develop or update (out-year) prioritized Habitat Project list: upload to Pisces D: 114. Prioritize and Select Future Projects for Planning, Design, and Implementation 02/29/2020
Riparian Fence Maintenance E: 186. Maintain Riparian Fencing 02/28/2020 02/24/2020
Nine Water Developments Maintained F: 186. Maintain Water Developments 02/28/2020 02/24/2020
Fence completed G: 40. Install Fence around lower Log Springs Meadow 02/28/2020 11/22/2019
Complete protection fence H: 40. Install Fence at Lower Henning Flat 02/28/2020 12/20/2019
Complete Installation of water trough system I: 34. Install Water Troughs at Lower Henning Flat 02/28/2020 12/20/2019
Upload final designs and specifications J: 175. Logs Springs Meadow Restoration pre-project implementation planning and preparations 02/29/2020 09/30/2019
Groundwater Well Monitoring K: 157. Groundwater Well Monitoring 02/28/2020 02/24/2020
Sediment Dataset included in Annual Sediment Monitoring Report L: 157. Sediment Status and Trends in the Upper Deschutes 02/28/2020 02/12/2020
Completed Annual Report M: 132. Produce Annual Report 01/31/2020 02/12/2020

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 34 Develop Alternative Water Source
  • 2 instances of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 34 Develop Alternative Water Source
  • 2 instances of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 34 Develop Alternative Water Source
  • 2 instances of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Lamprey, River (L. ayresi)
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 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 119 Manage Restoration Program 03/01/2019
B 165 Obtain Environmental Compliance 03/01/2019
C 99 Outreach with Tribal Public 03/01/2019
D 114 Prioritize and Select Future Projects for Planning, Design, and Implementation 03/01/2019
E 186 Maintain Riparian Fencing 03/01/2019
F 186 Maintain Water Developments 03/01/2019
G 40 Install Fence around lower Log Springs Meadow 07/18/2019
H 40 Install Fence at Lower Henning Flat 05/10/2019
I 34 Install Water Troughs at Lower Henning Flat 05/10/2019
J 175 Logs Springs Meadow Restoration pre-project implementation planning and preparations 03/01/2019
K 157 Groundwater Well Monitoring 03/01/2019
L 157 Sediment Status and Trends in the Upper Deschutes 03/01/2019
M 132 Produce Annual Report 03/01/2019
N 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2019