Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
RSS Feed for updates to Project 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring Follow this via RSS feed. Help setting up RSS feeds?

Project Summary

Project 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Project Number:
2003-007-00
Title:
Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Summary:
The Estuary Partnership in conjunction with USGS will provide dissolved oxygen, temperature, and conductivity data at habitat and fish monitoring locations. USGS will develop a summary report documenting the results of the sampling that will be included in the Estuary Partnership' s Year 5 annual report.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2003
Ending FY:
2019
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Columbia Estuary 50.00%
Lower Columbia Columbia Lower 50.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Carp, Common
Catfish
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Upper Willamette River ESU
Chub, Oregon
Chum - Columbia River ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Crappie, Black
Crappie, White
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - All Anadromous Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Resident Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Southwest Washington/Columbia River ESU
Freshwater Mussels
Kokanee
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
Lamprey, Western Brook
Other Resident
Perch, Yellow
Pikeminnow, Northern
Sockeye - All Populations
Sockeye - Lake Wenatchee ESU
Sockeye - Okanogan River ESU
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Lower Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Willamette River DPS
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Trout, Brook
Trout, Brown
Trout, Bull
Trout, Lake
Trout, Rainbow
Walleye
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Classification Level 5 (Geomorphic Catena) illustrated for Hydrogeomorphic Reaches D,E,G,H.

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 28

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Classification Level 4 Draft Aquatic Ecosystem Complexes illustrated for entire LCRE.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 26

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Classification Level 5, Cultural Features (Geomorphic Catena) illustrated for Hydrogeomorphic Reaches D,E,G,H.

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 29

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Existing bathymetric gaps ranked by priority for data collection at 2007 workshop.

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 31

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Bathymetry survey plan showing LCRE divided into 11 data collection groups. In 2010, gaps in Groups 6,10 & 11 were targeted, in addition to gaps in remaining groups which were missed in 2009.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 32

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map of LCRE showing bathymetry data collected in 2009 (green), and 2010 (pink).

Figure Name: Figure 8

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 34

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Draft land cover sample from map generated for the 2nd field effort.

Figure Name: Figure 9

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 36

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map of EMP sites throughout the LCRE by year and monitoring type.

Figure Name: Figure 10

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 38

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map showing 2010 sampling sites in Reach C.

Figure Name: Figure 11a

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 40

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map showing 2010 sampling sites in Reaches F to H.

Figure Name: Figure 11b

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 41

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Historic (1880s) map of the Reach C monitoring area. The most recent shoreline delineation is shown in orange.

Figure Name: Figure 12a

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 43

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Present day map of the Reach C monitoring area. The most recent shoreline delineation is shown in orange.

Figure Name: Figure 12b

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 43

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Photos of Reach C sites: Whites Island

Figure Name: Figure 13a

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 43

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Photos of Reach C sites: Jackson Island

Figure Name: Figure 13b

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 43

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Photos of Reach C sites: Wallace Island

Figure Name: Figure 13c

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 44

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Photos of Reach F sites: Campbell Slough

Figure Name: Figure 13d

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 44

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Photos of Reach F sites: Cunningham Lake

Figure Name: Figure 13e

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 44

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map of Reach A to F, showing the location of the 2010 sampling sites.

Figure Name: Figure 15

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 46

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Campbell Slough, Roth Unit, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. Ponded area, yellow arrow shows direction to water-quality monitor.

Figure Name: Figure 22a

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 65

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Campbell Slough, Roth Unit, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. Pipe housing used to deploy water-quality monitor. (This picture is from 2008. In 2009, an extra piece of pipe was added so that the monitor was not left out of the water as happened in 2008.)

Figure Name: Figure 22b

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 65

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Locations of Ecosystem Monitoring sites in Reach C.

Figure Name: Figure 25

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 73

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Location of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) long-term monitoring sites in Reach F of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 26

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 73

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Cunningham Lake photos from 2005-2009 (2006 was not available). Photos all taken during the period between July 18 and July 26.

Figure Name: Figure 49a

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 111

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Cunningham Lake photos from 2005-2009 (2006 was not available). Photos all taken during the period between July 18 and July 26.

Figure Name: Figure 49b

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 111

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Cunningham Lake photos from 2005-2009 (2006 was not available). Photos all taken during the period between July 18 and July 26.

Figure Name: Figure 49c

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 111

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Cunningham Lake photos from 2005-2009 (2006 was not available). Photos all taken during the period between July 18 and July 26.

Figure Name: Figure 49d

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 111

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Locations of long-term monitoring sites at a) Campbell Slough in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Reach F of the Lower Columbia River and b) Franz Lake in Reach H of the Lower Columbia River.

Figure Name: Figure 66

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 123

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Study site locations for community characterization of tidal forested wetlands of the Columbia River estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 86

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 160

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Hydrogeomorphic reaches of the Columbia River estuary (Data courtesy of Jennifer Burke, University of Washington. Imagery is ESRI World Imagery, December 2009).

Figure Name: Figure 100

Document ID: P122310

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Sept 2009 - Aug 2010

Page Number: 183

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 49138

Map of Final Level 4 Geomorphic Complexes for Reaches A & B.

Figure Name: Figure 8

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 30

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Lower Columbia River and estuary (LCRE) with hydrogeomorphic reaches (A-H) outlined and specified by color (2009 version of hydrogeomorphic reaches).

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 17

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Level 5 Geomorphic Catenae for Reaches D–H.

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 24

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Level 4 Geomorphic Complexes for Reaches D–H.

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 25

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Cultural Features for Reaches D–H.

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 26

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Cultural Features and Level 5 Geomorphic Catenae for Reach C.

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 27

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Level 4 Geomorphic Complexes for Reach C.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 28

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Level 5 Geomorphic Catenae for Reaches A & B.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 29

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Final Cultural Features for Reaches A & B.

Figure Name: Figure 9

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 31

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2010 Land cover classification: Example of Classified land cover segments

Figure Name: Figure 10a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2010 Land cover classification: Aerial Image of classified area shown in A

Figure Name: Figure 10b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 33

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of Reaches A to H, showing the location of the 2011 monitoring sites.

Figure Name: Figure 11

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 38

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Close-up maps of Reach E depicting historical conditions and the current shoreline.

Figure Name: Figure 12

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 41

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13c

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13d

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13e

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Locations of Ecosystem Monitoring sites in sampled in 2011.

Figure Name: Figure 22

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 68

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Locations of Ecosystem Monitoring sites in Reach E sampled in 2011.

Figure Name: Figure 23

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 68

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Location of Franz Lake long-term monitoring site in Reach H of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 24

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 69

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13f

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13g

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

2011 Ecosystem Monitoring sites: (a) Ilwaco ; (b) Whites Island, Cut-Off Slough; (c) Burke Island slough; (d) Goat Island slough; (e) Deer Island south slough; (f) Cunningham Lake; (g) Campbell Slough; and (h) Franz Lake.

Figure Name: Figure 13h

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 42

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Location of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) long-term monitoring sites in Reach F of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 25

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 69

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Location of Whites Island long-term monitoring sites in Reach C of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 26

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 70

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Location of Ilwaco long-term monitoring site in Reach A of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.

Figure Name: Figure 27

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 70

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28c

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28d

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28e

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28f

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photographs of 2010 fish sampling Sites A) Deer Island; B) Goat Island; C) Burke Island D) Franz Lake, E) Campbell Slough F) Whites Island, and G) Ilwaco

Figure Name: Figure 28g

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 71

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of the four fixed water quality monitoring sites monitored in 2011

Figure Name: Figure 46

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 101

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

(A) Google Earth image showing Franz Lake Slough location in relation to Franz Lake and the Columbia River. This image was taken on July 5, 2010, when water in the slough was within its channel. (B) Photo of Franz Lake Slough taken on June 20, 2011 showing the Columbia River (behind the trees) flooding into Franz Lake Slough in the foreground.

Figure Name: Figure 47a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 106

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

(A) Google Earth image showing Franz Lake Slough location in relation to Franz Lake and the Columbia River. This image was taken on July 5, 2010, when water in the slough was within its channel. (B) Photo of Franz Lake Slough taken on June 20, 2011 showing the Columbia River (behind the trees) flooding into Franz Lake Slough in the foreground.

Figure Name: Figure 47b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 106

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Google Earth images showing the location of the monitored tidal channel at Ilwaco, WA relative to the main stem of the Columbia River (Baker Bay). The star indicates approximate monitoring location in 2011. (A) Imagery taken September 20, 2009, showing connectivity between the tidal channel and Baker Bay; (B) Imagery taken September 10, 2009, showing the exposed mudflat and poor connectivity between the monitored tidal channel and Baker Bay at low tide.

Figure Name: Figure 57a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 118

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Google Earth images showing the location of the monitored tidal channel at Ilwaco, WA relative to the main stem of the Columbia River (Baker Bay). The star indicates approximate monitoring location in 2011. (A) Imagery taken September 20, 2009, showing connectivity between the tidal channel and Baker Bay; (B) Imagery taken September 10, 2009, showing the exposed mudflat and poor connectivity between the monitored tidal channel and Baker Bay at low tide.

Figure Name: Figure 57b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 118

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Photo of the Ilwaco water quality monitoring site, taken June 22, 2011 at low tide. At the deepest part of the channel, the water is less than one foot deep.

Figure Name: Figure 68

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 130

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Map of the Lower Columbia River showing the location of moorings outfitted with suites of sensors that collect continuous high-resolution water quality data (BAT=Beaver Army Terminal; Rose City Yacht club, Portland, OR). The mooring at the yacht club will be installed in early 2012.

Figure Name: Figure 69

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 132

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Images showing evidence for zoosporic chytrid infections of the dominant fluvial primary producers in freshwaters of the Lower Columbia River. Shown are two images of Asterionella formosa with attached chytrid sporangia. A) fluorescence microscope image (Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope) showing sporangium stained with a f fluorophore specific for fungi; b) light microscope image showing loss of cell contents presumably due to infection (photo credit for B: M. Maier, OHSU)

Figure Name: Figure 74a

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 139

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Images showing evidence for zoosporic chytrid infections of the dominant fluvial primary producers in freshwaters of the Lower Columbia River. Shown are two images of Asterionella formosa with attached chytrid sporangia. A) fluorescence microscope image (Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope) showing sporangium stained with a f fluorophore specific for fungi; b) light microscope image showing loss of cell contents presumably due to infection (photo credit for B: M. Maier, OHSU)

Figure Name: Figure 74b

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 139

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Baker Bay, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 1

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 174

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Whites Island, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 2

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 175

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Burke Island, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 3

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 176

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Goat Island, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 4

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 177

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Deer Island, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 5

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 178

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Cunningham Lake, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 6

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 179

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Campbell Slough, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 7

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 180

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907

Vegetation Site Maps: Franz Lake, 2011

Figure Name: Appendix B-Map 8

Document ID: P126759

Document: Ecosystem Monitoring Program; 9/10 - 12/11

Page Number: 181

Project: 2003-007-00

Contract: 54907


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,068,953

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,068,953
FY2019 (Current) $1,114,013 $1,114,013 $1,108,668 $1,108,668 $71,496

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,114,013 $1,108,668 $1,108,668 $71,496
FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2018

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $1,114,013 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017
FY2019 Expense $1,114,013 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY19 Q1 Flat 07/30/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2018 $14,142 (Draft) 1 % (Draft)
2016 $20,000 (Draft) 2 % (Draft)
2015 $20,000 2 %
2014 $840,399 43 %
2013 $1,333,788 54 %
2012 $1,628,174 57 %
2011 $1,065,087 51 %
2010
2009 $1,975,000 67 %
2008 $1,225,600 56 %
2007 $1,300,000 67 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
77318 SOW Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership 2003-007-00 EXP LWR COL RIVER/EST ECO MONITORING (EP) Issued $1,114,013 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
80237 SOW Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership 2003-007-00 EXP LWR COL RIVER/EST ECO MONITORING EP Issued $1,108,668 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):25
Completed:23
On time:23
Status Reports
Completed:111
On time:71
Avg Days Late:12

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
15114 24617, 28838, 33854, 39272, 45816, 49138, 54907, 59063, 62931, 66764, 70380, 73977, 77318, 80237 2003-007-00 LOWER COL. RIVER/EST ECOSYSTEM MONITOR Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership 09/2003 09/2003 Issued 57 246 0 0 16 262 93.89% 4
24483 29737, 33959, 33960, 39594, 44032, 49230, 54891, 59129, 62998, 66667 200300700 EXP LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER/ESTUARY ECOSYSTEM MONITORING US Geological Survey (USGS) 10/2005 10/2005 Closed 45 45 1 0 1 47 97.87% 1
24482 29395 200300700 EXP LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER/ESTUARY ECOSYSTEM MONITORING US Geological Survey (USGS) 10/2005 10/2005 Closed 9 10 0 0 0 10 100.00% 0
Project Totals 111 301 1 0 17 319 94.67% 5


The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-NPCC-20101103
Project: 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2003-007-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement current activities through FY 2012 with conditions: Sponsor to develop a comprehensive report on the monitoring that has occurred under the project itself, for review by the ISRP. In addition, the agencies involved in the estuary are to develop the synthesis report described in programmatic issue #3 also for ISRP review. Funding beyond 2012 based on the outcome of the review of both reports by the ISRP and Council. Do not implement Objective 1, Task 1 (g).
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #3 Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of habitat actions in the estuary—.
Council Condition #2 Do not implement Objective 1, Task 1 (g).

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2003-007-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is a worthwhile project that promises to provide vital information necessary to recovery of estuarine habitats and improvement of estuarine survival of salmonids. However, the ISRP recommended one major qualification and concluded one particular task did not meet scientific review criteria, as follows:

Qualification: The proponents should prepare a synthesis and integration of results (as mentioned in Objective 2, Deliverable 6), detailing major conclusions after the estuarine classification system is completed and a monitoring design is fully developed, preferably at the end of 2011. Preparation of this document should involve all the partners (NOAA, PNNL, Columbia Lands Trust, Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce) and should also include methods and monitoring protocols from all subcontractors. The synthesis should be reviewed by the ISRP.

In Part: Objective 1, Task 1 (g) - Does not meet review criteria

“Evaluate the historic shift in base of salmon food web from macrodetrital to microdetrital sources and terrestrial versus marine derived organic matter sources.” A version of the proposal for this subproject was requested in the 2007/2009 project solicitation (200702600-Historic Changes in Organic Nutrient Sources and Productivity Proxies in the Columbia River Estuary in Relation to Juvenile Salmon Habitat Restoration Priorities). The ISRP concluded the project did not meet review criteria primarily because of weak application of the data to management actions, and this comment is still valid.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The proposal is very significant to regional programs and describes a key project for implementation of the BiOp. The project is responsive to many regional programs/plans - 2008 BiOp (many RPAs), NOAA’s recovery plan for the estuary (Estuary Module, in press), MERR, and the NPCC Research Plan (regarding the overall estuary program). However, connections to estuary-wide goals of other agencies, such as the 16,000 acre restoration goal of EPA described at the September 2009 Astoria Science-Policy meeting, are not evident.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The project has a list of impressive accomplishments that should contribute significantly to improving understanding of estuarine ecology and serve as a basis for estuarine restoration efforts that should benefit salmon. Specific results were sometimes lacking, but this can be expected for a project of this scope. The proponents’ publication record can be improved; more documentation in the proposal is needed on results as the ISRP should not have to refer to papers and reports for results. Complete evaluation of the proposal would likely require review of partners’ proposals or statements of work. Furthermore, almost all accomplishments are models or studies that are under subcontract and in various stages of completion.

A major synthesis is needed that includes major results and data analyses. The synthesis should be prepared after the estuarine classification is completed (August 2011) and a monitoring design is fully developed, preferably at the end of 2011. The synthesis should be reviewed by the ISRP.

The proponents have accurately stated their commitment to adaptive management.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

The proponents work cooperatively with numerous agencies and a university. As a major coordination/umbrella project, this project is very closely linked to many different ongoing projects in the region and this is well documented in the proposal. In particular it integrates with NOAA-Fisheries’ Columbia River Estuary ESA Recovery Plan Module for Salmon and Steelhead, MERR, and the Subbasin Plan.

The proponents have identified low dissolved oxygen, changing pH levels in the estuary in relation to offshore ocean processes, and climate change (increased temperature and changing precipitation patterns) as emerging factors that could affect estuarine ecosystems. The ISRP agreed these are important areas of near term or future studies.

Tracking fish via PIT tags installed by others is being done in collaboration with regional PIT tag database managers and is well coordinated. PIT tag detection in the estuary is a valuable new advance in technology.

This is clearly an RME project, but the proponents’ partners seem to be doing most of the reporting and publishing of the data from the project. A critical review of the reporting by primary authors and their affiliations should be included in the recommended synthesis.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

The project has numerous important deliverables, including a classification system that will form the basis of a monitoring sampling design as well as specific projects to address estuarine habitat, food web structure, and salmon distribution and abundance.

As noted previously, the ISRP needs further details on methods and metrics to evaluate the scientific merit of this proposal. In several instances the information is given in cited documents (e.g., Roegner et al. 2008). More information is also required on document deliverables (reports, scientific papers) that give results of previous work.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:
This is a worthwhile project that promises to provide vital information necessary to recovery of estuarine habitats and improvement of estuarine survival of salmonids. However, the ISRP recommended one major qualification and concluded one particular task did not meet scientific review criteria, as follows:

Qualification: The proponents should prepare a synthesis and integration of results (as mentioned in Objective 2, Deliverable 6), detailing major conclusions after the estuarine classification system is completed and a monitoring design is fully developed, preferably at the end of 2011. Preparation of this document should involve all the partners (NOAA, PNNL, Columbia Lands Trust, Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce) and should also include methods and monitoring protocols from all subcontractors. The synthesis should be reviewed by the ISRP.

In Part: Objective 1, Task 1 (g) - Does not meet review criteria

“Evaluate the historic shift in base of salmon food web from macrodetrital to microdetrital sources and terrestrial versus marine derived organic matter sources.” A version of the proposal for this subproject was requested in the 2007/2009 project solicitation (200702600-Historic Changes in Organic Nutrient Sources and Productivity Proxies in the Columbia River Estuary in Relation to Juvenile Salmon Habitat Restoration Priorities). The ISRP concluded the project did not meet review criteria primarily because of weak application of the data to management actions, and this comment is still valid.

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

The proposal is very significant to regional programs and describes a key project for implementation of the BiOp. The project is responsive to many regional programs/plans - 2008 BiOp (many RPAs), NOAA’s recovery plan for the estuary (Estuary Module, in press), MERR, and the NPCC Research Plan (regarding the overall estuary program). However, connections to estuary-wide goals of other agencies, such as the 16,000 acre restoration goal of EPA described at the September 2009 Astoria Science-Policy meeting, are not evident.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The project has a list of impressive accomplishments that should contribute significantly to improving understanding of estuarine ecology and serve as a basis for estuarine restoration efforts that should benefit salmon. Specific results were sometimes lacking, but this can be expected for a project of this scope. The proponents’ publication record can be improved; more documentation in the proposal is needed on results as the ISRP should not have to refer to papers and reports for results. Complete evaluation of the proposal would likely require review of partners’ proposals or statements of work. Furthermore, almost all accomplishments are models or studies that are under subcontract and in various stages of completion.

A major synthesis is needed that includes major results and data analyses. The synthesis should be prepared after the estuarine classification is completed (August 2011) and a monitoring design is fully developed, preferably at the end of 2011. The synthesis should be reviewed by the ISRP.

The proponents have accurately stated their commitment to adaptive management.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

The proponents work cooperatively with numerous agencies and a university. As a major coordination/umbrella project, this project is very closely linked to many different ongoing projects in the region and this is well documented in the proposal. In particular it integrates with NOAA-Fisheries’ Columbia River Estuary ESA Recovery Plan Module for Salmon and Steelhead, MERR, and the Subbasin Plan.

The proponents have identified low dissolved oxygen, changing pH levels in the estuary in relation to offshore ocean processes, and climate change (increased temperature and changing precipitation patterns) as emerging factors that could affect estuarine ecosystems. The ISRP agreed these are important areas of near term or future studies.

Tracking fish via PIT tags installed by others is being done in collaboration with regional PIT tag database managers and is well coordinated. PIT tag detection in the estuary is a valuable new advance in technology.

This is clearly an RME project, but the proponents’ partners seem to be doing most of the reporting and publishing of the data from the project. A critical review of the reporting by primary authors and their affiliations should be included in the recommended synthesis.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

The project has numerous important deliverables, including a classification system that will form the basis of a monitoring sampling design as well as specific projects to address estuarine habitat, food web structure, and salmon distribution and abundance.

As noted previously, the ISRP needs further details on methods and metrics to evaluate the scientific merit of this proposal. In several instances the information is given in cited documents (e.g., Roegner et al. 2008). More information is also required on document deliverables (reports, scientific papers) that give results of previous work.
Documentation Links:

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2003-007-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2003-007-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Response Requested
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: BPA has questions regarding the study design and would like to follow up with a discussion on sample sites for clarification on the rotational panel design to support RPA 58.3.
BPA would like to discuss further coordination in data management needs of this project to support RPA 72 and potentital coordination with PNAMP Data workgroup.


The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ( 58.1 58.3 58.4 59.1 59.2 59.4 59.5 60.1 61.1 61.3 )
All Questionable RPA Associations ( 58.3 71.4 72.1 72.3) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (56.1 57.3 58.2 58.2 60.2 71.1 71.2 71.3 )
Proponent Response:

We look forward to working with BPA in providing clarification on our rotational panel design to support RPA 58.3 and in working with PNAMP on data management coordination to support RPA 72.

We also appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the BiOp RM&E Workgroup determinations of 2008 BiOp RPA associations with our project. Our understanding is that the Workgroup determined that RPAs 56.1, 57.3, 58.2, 60.2, 71.1, 71.2 and 71.3 are not associated with this project. In addition, the Workgroup had questions about 58.3, 71.4, 72.1 and 72.3. We agree with the Workgroup determinations for the RPAs 56.1 and 57.3. Our responses to the remaining determinations are listed below:

 58.2     Develop an index and monitor and evaluate life history diversity of salmonid populations at representative locations in the estuary.

Response: This project fills data gaps needed to complete this RPA. We are collecting fish occurrence data, including salmon stock identification and species diversity, at all monitoring sites. Hence, the information collected under this project will be needed to fill spatial and/or temporal gaps, including habitat usage by salmonid stocks, needed to evaluate life history diversity. As an example, the salmon occurrence data collected under this project has been compiled and reported with AFEP project EST-P-10-New titled “The Contribution of Tidal Fluvial Habitats in the Columbia River Estuary to the Recovery of Diverse Salmon ESUs” by NMFS and UW. 

 58.3     Monitor and evaluate juvenile salmon growth rates and prey resources at representative locations in the estuary and plume.

Response: Our project directly implements this RPA.  We are collecting fish age (via otoliths) and prey availability and preference at all monitoring sites. The Estuary/Ocean RME Workgroup in June 2009 included this as a project associated with this RPA (see Attachment 7: http://www.pnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-18907.pdf).

 60.2     Evaluate the effects of selected individual habitat restoration actions at project sites relative to reference sites and evaluate post-restoration trajectories based on project-specific goals and objectives.

Response: This project is indirectly associated with this RPA. The focus of sites monitored under the Ecosystem Monitoring Program is relatively undisturbed emergent wetlands, or reference sites. To reduce costs in data collection efforts, there has been overlap in site locations and data collection for this project and our Reference Site project within our habitat restoration project #2003-011-00. Hence, the data from this project is used for comparison of restoration site action effectiveness data with reference sites.

We feel we are indirectly associated with the remaining RPAs 71.1, 71.2, 71.3, 72.1 and 72.3. These RPAs require participation and coordination with various regional efforts, such as AFEP, NPCC Fish and Wildlife Program and PNAMP. In some cases, we lead coordination activities in the estuary such as through annual estuary RME coordination meetings supported by the Ecosystem Monitoring Program funding that involve AFEP, state and NPCC/BPA-funded RME projects. In other cases, such as PNAMP workgroups, we are strong supporters and active participants, providing information and staff time.

 Thanks again for allowing us the opportunity to address these comments. Please feel free to contact us for further information or clarification on any of these responses.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Budget reductions not specific. Project to be implemented as proposed with reduced scope. Fund consistent with ISRP comments - prioritize the completion of tasks associtated with finalizing the classification system. Regional M&E Programmatic Issue.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2003-007-00 - Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsors provided thorough responses to most of the ISRP's comments. They provided additional details to clarify most of the concerns the ISRP raised. It is gratifying to see a well thought-out approach to sampling the neglected freshwater tidal habitats of the Columbia River. The presentation of results related to contaminant monitoring in the lower Columbia River and estuary was especially well done. Of particular importance is the close cooperation of this project and Project # 200301000 "Historic Habitat Opportunities and Food-Web Linkages of Juvenile Salmon in the Columbia River Estuary and Their Implications for Managing River Flows and Restoring Estuarine Habitat." Both projects should benefit considerably from this collaboration.

Some concerns were not addressed very well by the sponsors, specifically those dealing with salmonid survival-habitat relationships and plans for publications. The sponsors adequately responded to the question of contaminant effects on survival, as the sponsors described models that would be used to forecast survival given body burdens and physiological limitations. A comparable response was not given on the relationship between survival and physical habitat/food supply.

It is unfortunate that this powerful team of researchers seems to be approaching the survival-habitat issue in oblique and indirect ways (through models, inference, etc) instead of trying to obtain some empirical data on juvenile salmonid survival in the Columbia River estuary. Perhaps the close cooperation with Project # 200301000 will help close the gap. Possibly, the current proposal could be refocused to increase critical mass on #200301000. Survival in relation to habitat factors is notoriously difficult to assess in estuaries, and a large team with good funding is required to make progress, especially in large systems like the Columbia River estuary.

The proponents make the statement, "The Ecosystem Monitoring Project is an ongoing monitoring project in the lower Columbia River and estuary whose goals are to create a consistent approach to protocol development and status and trends monitoring of estuarine habitats." In reality, therefore, the Project is really a research program to develop monitoring tools. The real monitoring program is yet to be set up.

Although a substantial amount of work has been completed, some tasks defined in the original proposal are still in progress (see pages 19-21 of the sponsor's response). A major concern is that delays in completion of the tasks in the original proposal would set back completion of the work proposed for 2007-2009. Completion of some of these tasks is apparently contingent on finalization of the Lower Columbia River and Estuary Ecosystem Classification System. New technologies and approaches will always arise that allow refinement of the habitat classification system, but the classification is so crucial to the habitat work that it should be completed as expeditiously as possible and submitted for peer review in the early stages of the project.

Qualification: The sponsors should finalize the classification system as soon as possible so that it can used to complete the tasks contingent upon it.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2003-007-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: Development of an ecosystem based monitoring program for estuarine habitats; fishery managers, others, authorized/required; need confirmation that cost share is sufficient.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-007-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2003-007-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Debrah Marriott Supervisor Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Alec Maule (Inactive) Interested Party US Geological Survey (USGS)
Jeffrey Stier Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Catherine Corbett Project Lead Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Siena Lopez-Johnston Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Siena Lopez-Johnston Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Tabatha Rood Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Matthew Schwartz Technical Contact Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership