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Contract 90414: 2021-001-00 UMATILLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONITORING 2022
Project Number:
Title:
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge Habitat and Public Use Monitoring
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Columbia Lower Middle 100.00%
Contract Number:
90414
Contract Title:
2021-001-00 UMATILLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONITORING 2022
Contract Continuation:
Previous: Next:
87979: 2021-001-00 EXP UMATILLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REF
Contract Status:
Issued
Contract Description:
Implementation of the Columbia River System Operations (CRSO) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and associated Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations include operating John Day Reservoir in a manner that will delay nesting by colonial waterbirds (i.e., Caspian terns and gulls) at the Blalock Islands until after the majority of juvenile Upper Columbia and Snake River distinct population segment (DPS) of steelhead trout pass downriver during the spring migratory season. Dam operators will also use greater pool elevation flexibility beginning October 1, 2020 (beginning September 1 of each year beginning in 2021) through April 9. While all operations and pool elevations fall within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s authorized operating range, in practice, these operations and associated pool elevations are not characteristic of how the reservoir has been managed in the recent past. Therefore, concerns have been raised regarding how this water regime may influence existing natural resources, natural resource management objectives, and public use at the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).

Provide services to monitor response of waterfowl, vegetation, and visitor approval at Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge (UNWR).  Modifications to Columbia River System Operations (CRSO) will alter the elevation the John Day Reservoir Pool (Pool) which may potentially affect important natural resources and public use at the refuge.  This statement of work (SOW) is to allow for assessment of habitat and public use at the refuge prior to pool elevation changes as well as monitoring of these attributes over the first five years of the new operating system. A final report on findings will be produced.

Services provided by this contract/agreement will include the following tasks:

1.    Background research of waterfowl abundance, vegetation and habitat characteristics, and public use at UNWR.
2.    Aerial surveys of waterfowl, moist soil vegetation, submerged aquatic vegetation beds, emergent marsh, cottonwood stands, and island morphology.
3.    Ground surveys of moist soil vegetation, emergent marsh, and cottonwood stands.
4.    Hunter satisfaction surveys.
5.    Preparation of final report describing monitoring results.

Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
06/01/2022
Contract End Date:
05/31/2023
Current Contract Value:
$141,450
Expenditures:
$32,887

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2022.

BPA CO:
BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Iaa
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Edward Gresh Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead esgresh@bpa.gov (503) 230-5756
Tracy Hauser Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party tlhauser@bpa.gov (503) 230-4296
Kristen Jule Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver krjule@bpa.gov (503) 230-3588
Steven Kahl US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Yes Contract Manager steve_kahl@fws.gov (208) 252-0805
Heather Leopard US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) No Administrative Contact heather_leopard@fws.gov (509) 546-8305
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Jessica Power Bonneville Power Administration Yes CO Assistant jdpower@bpa.gov (503) 230-4023
Gregory Smith Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR gmsmith@bpa.gov (503) 230-5049
Melissa Vanderveen US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) No Administrative Contact Melissa_Vanderveen@fws.gov (509) 492-1048


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Complete Environmental Compliance A: 165. Environmental Compliance documentation - Law, regulation and policy accordance 05/31/2023
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets B: 157. Vegetation Monitoring 05/31/2023
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets C: 157. Waterfowl Monitoring 03/31/2023
Survey Results D: 162. Examine survey results 05/31/2023
Effective implementation management and timely contract administration E: 119. Contract Oversight for Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge Monitoring 05/31/2023
Completed Annual Report F: 132. Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge Monitoring - June 2022 to May 2023 05/31/2023

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Wildlife
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Environmental Compliance documentation - Law, regulation and policy accordance
B 157 Vegetation Monitoring 04/29/2022
C 157 Waterfowl Monitoring 04/29/2022
D 162 Examine survey results
E 119 Contract Oversight for Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge Monitoring
F 132 Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge Monitoring - June 2022 to May 2023
G 185 Quarterly Status Reports