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Contract 82217: 2010-004-00 EXP CREST 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:
82217
Contract Title:
2010-004-00 EXP CREST ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
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76317: 2010-004-00 EXP ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION (CREST)
Contract Status:
Issued
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 also 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 2019 and 2020:
• McCarthy Creek Phase II: This project expands on the culvert removal project completed in 2017, by removing an additional undersized culvert on the Enyarts property and completing wetland grading to restore floodplain connection and juvenile rearing habitat to 71 acres of wetlands along the Multnomah Channel of the Columbia River.  
•Government Island: This project will reestablish hydrologic connectivity and fish passage to 289 acres of floodplain habitat in Reach G of the Columbia River Estuary, where restoration and habitat opportunities are currently limited by land use development and infrastructure. Restoration actions include removing a water control structure, rip-rap and marine pilings, enhancing the floodplain habitat through channel bank grading, berm removal, blackberry scrape downs, and beaver dam analogs for grade control, and revegetation of all disturbed areas.
• South Bachelor Island Phase II: CREST will be partnering with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to assist in the contract management and construction oversight of the South Bachelor Island project. This project will establish connectivity between the Columbia River mainstem and 40 acres of off-channel wetland habitat on South Bachelor Island.
• West Sand Island: The West Sand Island project aims to enhance fish access and tidal connection to approximately 100 acres of shrub-scrub/ forested marsh habitat through the removal of sections of berm, and creation of tidal channels into the interior of the island. This project also proposes to treat 78 acres of invasive plants and revegetate the area with beneficial native plants.
Toaheedliini Tidal Restoration: The Toaheedliini Tidal Restoration project will improve access to salmonid rearing habitat and improve ecosystem function to approximately 55 acres by breaching a deauthorized levee system along the Walluski River.
• 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.

The following projects are currently in feasibility and will begin design, engineering, and permitting phases and will move to construction in 2020 and 2021:
• Toaheedliini Tidal Restoration: Designs for the Toaheedliini project will be completed during 2019 and 2020. Restoration actions for this project will include removing sections of the deauthorized levee along the Walluski River in multiple locations to an elevation that matches the interior marshplain elevation. Additional excavation will also occur in the interior of the wetland to enhance the wetland channel network to further improve tidal connectivity and fish access. The site will be revegetated with native plants following construction.
• Palensky Wildlife Area: The Palensky project aims to enhance wetland and floodplain processes and improve fish passage to floodplain rearing habitat. The project site is located on the 417-acre Burlington Bottoms wetland complex that is owned by BPA and managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Restoration actions will enhance fish ingress and egress to the wetland complex through the removal of a water control structure and excavation to expand the floodplain and increase wetland interconnections. This project also aims to retain the existing conditions for hydrologic management of moist soils and amphibian habitat through the installation of beaver dam analogues to help retain moist conditions within the site following tidal reconnection.  
• Aldrich Point Railroad: The Aldrich Point Railroad restoration seeks to improve access to off-channel habitat directly adjacent to the Columbia River by addressing an undersized railroad bridge that currently acts as a velocity barrier to the adjacent wetland habitat.
• Wolf Bay Railroad: Similar to Aldrich Point, the Wolf Bay Railroad restoration aims to improve off-channel habitat access by increasing the opening size of a currently undersized railroad bridge.

CREST will also continue to work through design and engineering process in support of the following projects for implementation in 2021.
• Pastorino
• South Tongue Point

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, Gnat Creek, and other potential restoration sites for construction in 2021 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, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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 Sharnelle Fee, Karlson Island, Sauvie Island Phases 1, 2, and 3, Buckmire Slough Phase I, Crane, Domeyer, Willow Bar, Westport Slough, Flight's End, Dairy Creek/ Sturgeon Lake, and Bear, Mary's and Ferris Creeks.  Both pre and post project monitoring will be conducted at the McCarthy Creek, West Sand Island, Government Island, Toaheedliini, and John Day #11 sites.  Pre project monitoring at other project sites such as the Palensky Wildlife Area, Aldrich Point and Wolf Bay Railroad projects, Pastorino, and South Tongue Point 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:
07/01/2019
Contract End Date:
06/30/2021
Current Contract Value:
$7,595,280
Expenditures:
$1,665,929

* 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:
Coop
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Obtain and provide BPA with Environmental Compliance Documentation B: 165. Produce EC for projects 06/30/2021
CREST Administrative Oversight of BPA Contract C: 119. Manage and Administer Projects 06/30/2021
Public Outreach via Newsletters, Presentations, Educational Materials D: 99. Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 06/30/2021
Conduct Site Investigations and Conceptual-Level Project Proposals E: 114. Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 06/30/2021
Preliminary Surveys F: 175. PRELIMINARY SURVEY WORK 06/30/2021
Share Data with Regional Partners G: 191. Participate in Regional Data Sharing 06/30/2021
Annual Report of 2019 Restoration Accomplishments J: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2019) to (June 2020) 03/15/2020
Annual Report of 2020 Restoration Accomplishments K: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2020) to (June 2021) 03/15/2021
McCarthy Creek Phase II- Culvert Removal L: 85. MCCARTHY CREEK Phase II- Fish passage barrier removal 01/31/2020 09/30/2019
McCarthy Creek- Wetland Enhancement M: 181. MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2--Marsh plain lowering 01/31/2020 10/31/2019
McCarthy Creek - Native Plant Revegetation N: 47. MCCARTHY CREEK - Revegetation 03/31/2020
Government Island- Water Control Structure Removal O: 85. GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Remove Water Control Structure 01/31/2020 10/31/2019
Government Island- Swale Reconnection P: 181. GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Swale Reconnection 01/31/2020 10/31/2019
Government Island- Blackberry Scrape down Q: 199. GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Blackberry Scrapedown 01/31/2020 10/31/2019
Government Island- Native Plant Revegetation R: 47. GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Revegetation 01/31/2020 12/13/2019
Government Island- Install Habitat Logs S: 29. GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Install Log Control Structures and Beaver Dam Analogues 01/31/2020
West Sand Island- Berm Removal T: 180. WEST SAND ISLAND - Remove berm 01/31/2021
West Sand Island - Channel Creation U: 30. WEST SAND ISLAND- Channel creation 01/31/2021
West Sand Island- Invasive Plant Treatment V: 199. WEST SAND ISLAND- Invasive plant treatment 01/31/2021
West Sand Island- Native Plant Revegetation W: 47. WEST SAND ISLAND - Revegetation 06/30/2021
Toaheedliini Designs Y: 175. TOAHEEDLIINI- Designs 06/30/2020
Toaheedliini- Levee Removal Z: 180. TOAHEEDLIINI- Breach Levees 10/01/2020
Completed channel construction AA: 30. TOAHEEDLIINI- Marsh Channel Excavation and Enhancement 10/01/2019
Toaheedliini- Revegetation AB: 47. TOAHEEDLIINI- Plant Vegetation 01/31/2021
John Day #11- Culvert Removal AC: 85. JOHN DAY #11- Fish passage barrier removal 12/31/2020
John Day #11- Install Bridge AD: 184. JOHN DAY #11- Install Bridge 12/31/2020
Palensky Wildlife Area- Design AE: 175. PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design 02/28/2021
Aldrich Point Railroad Crossing- Design AF: 175. ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 02/28/2021
Wolf Bay Railroad Crossing- Design AG: 175. WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 02/28/2021
Pastorino- Design AH: 175. PASTORINO RESTORATION- Design 06/30/2021
South Tongue Point- Design AI: 175. SOUTH TONGUE POINT- Design 06/30/2021
Analyze and Record AEMR Level 3 Data AJ: 162. Analyze Level 3 AEMR Data 06/30/2021
Level 3 AEMR data- Pre-construction AK: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2021
Level 3 AEMR data--Post-construction--ALL SITES AL: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2021
Level 3 AEMR data- Pre and Year 1 Post- Construction--ALL SITES AM: 157. AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE and POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 06/30/2021
West Sand Island- Final Design AN: 175. *CCR-43381--WEST SAND ISLAND--Final Designs 11/30/2019 11/30/2019
Revegetate Dairy Creek AO: 47. *CCR-43381--DAIRY CREEK/STURGEON LAKE--1 Year Post-Construction Revegetation 02/28/2020
Install Staff Gauge AP: 70. *CCR-43381--DAIRY CREEK/STURGEON LAKE--Install Replacement Staff Gauge 02/28/2020 12/13/2019

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 2 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
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 3 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 8 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 2 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
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 3 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 8 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 2 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
  • 2 instances of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 3 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 8 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) - All Anadromous Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 199 Remove Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 2 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
  • 1 instance of WE 181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland
  • 3 instances of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 8 instances of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 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 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 07/01/2019
B 165 Produce EC for projects 07/01/2019
C 119 Manage and Administer Projects 07/01/2019
D 99 Meetings, Newsletters, and Education 07/01/2019
E 114 Systematically Identify, Prioritize, and Select Projects 07/01/2019
F 175 PRELIMINARY SURVEY WORK 09/27/2019
G 191 Participate in Regional Data Sharing
H 132 Provide data for estuary 2019 EP AEMR RME Report 07/01/2019
I 132 Provide data for estuary 2020 EP AEMR RME Report 07/01/2019
J 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2019) to (June 2020) 07/01/2019
K 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (July 2020) to (June 2021) 07/01/2019
L 85 MCCARTHY CREEK Phase II- Fish passage barrier removal 07/01/2019
M 181 MCCARTHY CREEK- PHASE 2--Marsh plain lowering 07/01/2019
N 47 MCCARTHY CREEK - Revegetation 07/01/2019
O 85 GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Remove Water Control Structure 07/11/2019
P 181 GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Swale Reconnection 07/11/2019
Q 199 GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Blackberry Scrapedown 07/11/2019
R 47 GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Revegetation 07/11/2019
S 29 GOVERNMENT ISLAND- Install Log Control Structures and Beaver Dam Analogues 07/11/2019
T 180 WEST SAND ISLAND - Remove berm
U 30 WEST SAND ISLAND- Channel creation
V 199 WEST SAND ISLAND- Invasive plant treatment 09/27/2019
W 47 WEST SAND ISLAND - Revegetation
X 47 *CCR-43381--CANCELED:WOODLAND ISLANDS- Native Plantings
Y 175 TOAHEEDLIINI- Designs 09/27/2019
Z 180 TOAHEEDLIINI- Breach Levees
AA 30 TOAHEEDLIINI- Marsh Channel Excavation and Enhancement
AB 47 TOAHEEDLIINI- Plant Vegetation
AC 85 JOHN DAY #11- Fish passage barrier removal
AD 184 JOHN DAY #11- Install Bridge
AE 175 PALENSKY WILDLIFE AREA - Design 09/27/2019
AF 175 ALDRICH POINT RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 09/27/2019
AG 175 WOLF BAY RAILROAD CROSSING - Design 09/27/2019
AH 175 PASTORINO RESTORATION- Design 09/27/2019
AI 175 SOUTH TONGUE POINT- Design 09/27/2019
AJ 162 Analyze Level 3 AEMR Data 07/01/2019
AK 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 09/27/2019
AL 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 09/27/2019
AM 157 AEMR (Level 3): Collect PRE and POST-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 09/27/2019
AN 175 *CCR-43381--WEST SAND ISLAND--Final Designs 09/27/2019
AO 47 *CCR-43381--DAIRY CREEK/STURGEON LAKE--1 Year Post-Construction Revegetation
AP 70 *CCR-43381--DAIRY CREEK/STURGEON LAKE--Install Replacement Staff Gauge 10/28/2019