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Contract 85879: 2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT & MONITORING
Project Number:
Title:
Natural Production Management and Monitoring
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
85879
Contract Title:
2008-311-00 EXP NATURAL PRODUCTION MGMT & MONITORING
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Contract Status:
Issued
Contract Description:
Beginning in the 1970's, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) began monitoring spring Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and summer steelhead (O. mykiss) populations within the Warm Springs River (WSR) and Shitike Creek (SC) watersheds, west-side tributaries to the lower Deschutes River, Oregon.  Objectives were status and trend monitoring in which species distribution was established and monitored through time, and life-cycle monitoring, including abundance of outmigrants, adult escapement, redds , and relative abundance of juveniles rearing in streams.  

The Columbia River Fish Accords provided an opportunity to update baseline geographic distribution for both species, evaluate current methods of life cycle monitoring, and experiment with new methods to achieve greater understanding in salmon and steelhead production in Reservation streams and address concerns that have arisen from declining trends in spring Chinook (since 2000) and ESA-listed summer steelhead (since 2010).  Some of the new methods being used include collecting tissue samples for parentage analysis to determine the proportion of successful adults that contributed to production of progeny.  Tissue sampling within tributaries to perform parentage analyses on juveniles can inform us about production among tributaries.  Studies on distribution and densities of Ceratonova shasta spores in the Deschutes Basin indicated high levels during periods when adults and juvenile spring Chinook migrate.  Exposure to disease in combination with warm summer stream temperatures may be contributing to pre-spawn mortality of holding adult spring Chinook.  

In 2020 - 2021 the objectives are to:
•    Install, operate, maintain, and remove rotary screw traps (RST) in the WSR for the spring and fall out-migration period for spring Chinook and steelhead;
•    Insert PIT tags into juvenile spring Chinook and O. mykiss collected in the WSR RSTs;
•    Enter PIT tag data into PTAGIS;
•    Operate a permanent full duplex PIT tag monitoring site in the WSR and SC;
•    Conduct redd counts for spring Chinook and steelhead in the WSR and SC watersheds using pre-existing index reaches and a rotating panel design, investigate observer error;
•    Collect tissue samples of incoming adults from WSNFH and outmigrating juveniles from WSR RSTs, and juveniles in drainages without RSTs (i.e., Mill Creek) for parentage analysis;
•    Participate in radio-telemetry studies of adult spring Chinook and summer steelhead with USFWS and ODFW;
•    Monitor spring Chinook redd sedimentation.  
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
08/01/2020
Contract End Date:
06/30/2021
Current Contract Value:
$427,132
Expenditures:
$171,571

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Dec-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
Effective implementation management and timely contract administration A: 119. Manage Project 06/30/2021
Obtain & Submit EC B: 165. Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 06/30/2021
Operate WSR RSTs during Spring and Fall Out-Migration Periods C: 157. Estimate outmigrant O. mykiss & Spring Chinook in Warm Springs River Subbasin 06/30/2021
PIT Tag up to 4,000 Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon at WSR RSTs D: 158. PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 06/30/2021
PIT Tag up to 1,500 Juvenile O. mykiss at WSR RSTs E: 158. PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 06/30/2021
Analyze Juvenile Outmigration Data F: 162. Analyze Spring Chinook and Steelhead Juvenile Outmigration Data 06/30/2021
Upload PIT Tagging Data to PTAGIS Database G: 159. Upload O. mykiss & Spring Chinook PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS 06/30/2021
Record and upload PIT tag detections at antenna sites WSR and SC H: 157. Record and Upload O. mykiss & Spring Chinook PIT tag Detections at Arrays Located at the Mouths of WSR and SC 06/30/2021
Analyze PIT tag detection data I: 162. Manage data from arrays in Warm Springs River and Mill Creek and summarize detections by species 02/28/2021
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets J: 157. Collect tissue samples from returning adults (Chinook and steelhead) and outmigrating juveniles (Chinook) in WSR 06/30/2021
Conduct Steelhead Redd Counts on Index and Rotating Panel Reaches in Reservation Streams K: 157. Conduct Steelhead Redd Counts in Index and Rotating Panel Reaches 06/30/2021
Conduct Redd Counts/Spawning Ground Surveys in Reservation Streams L: 157. Conduct Spring Chinook Redd Counts in Index and Rotating Panel Reaches 06/30/2021
Analyze and Report Adult Spring Chinook and Steelhead Escapement and Redd Count Data M: 162. Analyze Spring Chinook and Steelhead Spawning Escapement and Redd Count Data 06/30/2021
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets N: 157. Monitor spring Chinook redds for sedimentation 06/30/2021
Analyze and interpret redd monitoring data O: 162. Analyze and Interpret redd monitoring data 06/30/2021
PIT tag and radio tag adult spring Chinook P: 158. Capture and tag wild adult spring Chinook in the Warm Springs River 06/30/2021
Determine migration patterns, adult holding locations and prespawn mortality for adult spring Chinook Q: 157. Determine migration patterns, adult holding location and Factor affecting prespawn mortality of adult spring Chinook 06/30/2021
Implant radio and PIT tags in adult summer steelhead R: 158. Capture and tag wild summer steelhead in Warm Springs River 06/30/2021
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets S: 157. Determine migration patterns, and spawning success locations for adult summer steelhead 06/30/2021
Analyze radio telemetry data T: 162. Analyze radio telemetry data and PIT tag data - adult spring Chinook and summer steelhead 06/30/2021
Completed 2018 Annual Report U: 132. Prepare and Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 03/30/2021
Completed 2019 Annual Report V: 132. Prepare and Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 06/01/2021

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 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
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 3 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
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 119 Manage Project
B 165 Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation
C 157 Estimate outmigrant O. mykiss & Spring Chinook in Warm Springs River Subbasin 08/26/2020
D 158 PIT Tag Spring Chinook at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 08/26/2020
E 158 PIT Tag O. mykiss at Warm Springs River Rotary Screw Traps 08/26/2020
F 162 Analyze Spring Chinook and Steelhead Juvenile Outmigration Data
G 159 Upload O. mykiss & Spring Chinook PIT Tag Data into PTAGIS
H 157 Record and Upload O. mykiss & Spring Chinook PIT tag Detections at Arrays Located at the Mouths of WSR and SC 08/26/2020
I 162 Manage data from arrays in Warm Springs River and Mill Creek and summarize detections by species
J 157 Collect tissue samples from returning adults (Chinook and steelhead) and outmigrating juveniles (Chinook) in WSR 08/26/2020
K 157 Conduct Steelhead Redd Counts in Index and Rotating Panel Reaches 08/26/2020
L 157 Conduct Spring Chinook Redd Counts in Index and Rotating Panel Reaches 08/26/2020
M 162 Analyze Spring Chinook and Steelhead Spawning Escapement and Redd Count Data
N 157 Monitor spring Chinook redds for sedimentation 08/26/2020
O 162 Analyze and Interpret redd monitoring data
P 158 Capture and tag wild adult spring Chinook in the Warm Springs River 08/26/2020
Q 157 Determine migration patterns, adult holding location and Factor affecting prespawn mortality of adult spring Chinook 08/26/2020
R 158 Capture and tag wild summer steelhead in Warm Springs River 08/26/2020
S 157 Determine migration patterns, and spawning success locations for adult summer steelhead 08/26/2020
T 162 Analyze radio telemetry data and PIT tag data - adult spring Chinook and summer steelhead
U 132 Prepare and Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
V 132 Prepare and Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
W 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA