After consideration by the Executive Committee, and fine tuning by StreamNet partners, a revised 5 year plan for the Coordinated Assessments project has been posted. You can read the Updated 5 Year Plan here.
Bonneville and the Council are working to ensure the right amount of monitoring data are collected to support Program implementation, without going overboard so that more funds are available for on-the-ground mitigation work. When questions arose about what Deschutes River populations are being monitored versus what is required in the Biological Opinion, staff turned to
Mainstem smolt to adult return rate (SAR) data from the Fish Passage Center were updated December 24, 2018. We annually obtain mainstem SAR data from Fish Passage Center, determine the natural populations represented by each, and make these data available in the Coordinated Assessments query system. We now provide these data for the upper Columbia,
As part of an agency-wide effort to control costs, the Bonneville Power Administration has identified cuts in funding for the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, beginning in the current fiscal year. These cuts are part of BPA’s “more disciplined approach to managing the total cost” of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s fish
In September, 2017 the StreamNet Executive Committee adopted a revised 5 year plan for the Coordinated Assessments project. You can read the Updated 5 Year Plan here.
The data sharing agreement (DSA) for data providers and users of the Coordinated Assessments data is posted here: Download the Revised Data Sharing Agreement If you have any concerns or comments, please contact Chris Wheaton, StreamNet Program Manager, at 503-595-3113.
StreamNet, PNAMP, and Sitka Technologies combined resources with the Western Forestry and Conservation Association in November to host another Emerging Technologies Workshop. Many of the presentations from the workshop are now available here: http://westernforestry.org/past-conferences/5th-annual-field-technology-for-data-collection-and-mapping-in-forestry-and-natural-resources
The Executive Committee provided guidance to partner agencies and tribes this summer by adopting a 5 year plan for the Coordinated Assessments Project. The plan outlines an approach and schedule for selecting indicators, developing shared databases, and generally managing regional data sharing for fisheries in the region.
StreamNet biologist Mike Banach has completed a final report on the testing of hand-held electronic devices in fisheries work, conducted with BPA support in a wide variety of projects last year. To read the report and see what many biologists in the Columbia basin felt about the technology available, click here.
Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) is used to quantify the impacts of development, protection, and restoration on terrestrial and aquatic habitats by assessing changes, both negative and positive, in habitat quality and quantity. The archives of the Regional Habitat Team and other documents related to HEP as used in the Columbia Basin are now available in