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Project Summary

Project 2010-014-00 - Elochoman Tidal Restoration
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Elochoman Tidal Restoration
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Columbia Land Trust (land-owner), in partnership with the Corps of Engineers, Portland District (CENWP) and its AE Contractor (to be determined) will develop the 536 feasibility study on the ecosystem restoration needs and opportunities within the tidal reaches of the Elochoman River and Slough (approximately Columbia RM 40). The purpose of the 536 feasibility study is to investigate and recommend appropriate restoration alternatives through conceptual analysis, provide comprehensive planning, engineering and environmental background information to accomplish ecosystem restoration.

This contract funds WDFW to provide non-Federal Work-in Kind to conduct the Elochoman Tidal restoration 536 Feasibility Study in conjunction with the Corps of Engineers Federally-funded component. The WDFW portion is comprised of identification of preliminary habitat restoration alternatives and Conceptual Design, and project coordination and oversight of all technical products.

Specific WDFW work tasks include:
• Manage and Administer the WDFW Project, including a subcontract to Columbia Land Trust (CLT).
~The CLT (subcontract) will: conduct the Public Outreach, review deliverables from WDFW and the Corps AE Contractor, assist in the development and selection of restoration alternatives, and provide all available data including land ownership documentation for the Real Estate Plan.
•Review and compilation of relevant historical data -- including LCFRB Recovery Plan and Subbasin Plan, technical reports and remote sensing images;
• Facilitate coordination with various cooperating entities, including the Corps, BPA, CLT and WSDOT;
• Development of Preliminary Habitat Restoration Alternatives -- based on the WDFW pre-scoping and any additional field studies conducted as part of the Feasibility Study.
~ Work with WSDOT to identify and come to consensus on which culverts, tide gates or other drainage structures are feasible for further consideration as a preferred alternative.
~ Work with the Project Development Team to develop a Preferred Alternative through the Corps Economic Analysis.
• Provide Technical Assistance, review and revision on specific work elements conducted by the Corps and its AE Contractor; such as: Real Estate Plan, Cultural Resources, Environmental Compliance (NEPA), and Economic Analysis.
• State Environmental compliance and permitting.

A. Technical input -- compile and provide historical data:

WDFW and other cooperators will provide the Project Development Team access to previously compiled and publicly available documents including relevant data and maps.

B. Development of Habitat Restoration Alternatives;

WDFW will work with WSDOT, CLT, BPA, the Corps to identify and evaluate Restoration Alternatives.

WDFW and the Project Development Team will develop and define up to six restoration alternatives for the site, including up to three stream crossing structure alternatives for each water body crossing on SR4,

WDFW will facilitate and participate in up to four meetings, including:

1) One on-site field meeting in combination with one work-shop style meeting with the Project Development Team (includes BPA, the Corps, CLT, WSDOT, and WDFW).

2) The Project Development Team will participate in one preliminary meeting prior to choosing the final alternative – where the WDFW and the Corps shall present all the developed/defined alternatives.

3) The Corps-WDFW Project Development Team will participate in the final analysis meeting -- using Corps Planning Guidance criteria with preliminary information to further on narrow this list down to those alternatives which can meet the criteria.

4) In the final Project Develop meeting, the Corps Economist will present the cost analysis -- to inform the preferred alternative selection. The WDFW-Corps Project Development Team will then choose the Final Alternative using all available information.

C. Environmental compliance:

Covers work by WDFW to assemble, gather, acquire, or prepare documents in support of BPA's environmental compliance; includes providing data and maps, and obtaining permits.

D. Coordination with the Corp's AE Contractor);

E. WDFW Review and comment on the AE Contractor's documents and deliverables:

F. CLT will take the lead on the Public Outreach Work Element. CLT will coordinate with WDFW, WSDOT, the Corps, and BPA on public outreach for the Elochoman Tidal Restoration project. CLT will work with adjacent land owners and provide information to the general public regarding the development and implementation of the Elochoman Tidal Restoration Project under the Washington Estuary Habitat MOA.

G. Reporting -- WDFW will work with cooperators to develop the Feasibility Study Report.
Initial Draft Feasibility Report
Final Draft Feasibility Report
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Elochoman 100.00%
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Name Role Organization
Steven Vigg (Inactive) Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
David Price Supervisor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Alex Uber Technical Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Jeffrey Stier (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Marchelle Foster Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration