The 2014 Coordinated Assessments (now called Coordinated Assessments Partnership or CAP) Workshop discussed the need to develop data exchange standards for Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) focal species, including White Sturgeon, Bull Trout, lamprey, Redband Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, and potentially others. (See the document Resident Fish DES Presentation for 2014 CAP Workshop accessible from the below document table.) The Pacific Lamprey was identified in the 2015 version of the Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership as a start for other fish HLIs. No work has been initiated at this time on lamprey.

Background

The 2015 version of the Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership envisioned a preliminary assessment and discussion of data availability, critical gaps, and relationships to regional data needs that was to begin in the fall of 2017 for lamprey. The revised 2018 version of the Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership described the intent to delay the review of data on lamprey and discussion of data availability and relationship to regional data needs until FY 2019. The discussion leveraged the NPCC 2011 Draft Columbia River Basin Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Reporting Plan.

As specific regional data needs are identified, the development and implementation of standardized HLIs are prioritized. Close contact with HLI users—including Bonneville Power Administration, NPCC, NOAA Fisheries, and others—and with regional fish and wildlife managers is maintained to inform prioritization. Collaboration and consensus is used for decision-making wherever possible. Other parties, such as resident fish managers, habitat managers, etc. are recruited as needed to inform and refine HLIs. The implementation of the plan requires funding resources from several sources both as cash and in-kind.

For non-ESA-listed fish, the NPCC’s 2014 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (FW-Program) and its 2020 FW-Program Addendum, under its Native Fish Strategy, Eulachon Strategy, Pacific Lamprey Strategy, and Resident Fish Mitigation Strategy, includes objectives and strategy indicators for an additional subset of its resident and anadromous focal species: Burbot, Cutthroat Trout, Eulachon, Kokanee Salmon, Pacific Lamprey, Redband Trout, and native freshwater mussels. These could be a future focus of the CAP topic.

The Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership is revisited annually to ensure alignment with regional priorities and changed as needed if regional priorities change.

Workshops and Events

See PNAMP Fish Monitoring Work Group webpage for related events.

Other Fish Documents

FileDescriptionFile Date
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership adopted 20190731 (revised 9Sept2021)

Revised version of the Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership adopted in 2019 and revised in 2021 during the September 9, 2021 Executive Committee meeting. This updated version of the plan describes the hatchery indicator work that is ongoing through the HCAX project, updates the approach for adding new content about the available of data for salmon and steelhead populations without CAP Fish HLIs and /or trends data, and updates the CRITFC ITMD project description.

2021
Resident Fish DES Presentation for 2014 CA Workshop

Presentation during the 2014 Coordinated Assessments Workshop  describing the purpose and need for sharing resident fish HLIs to inform regional needs

2014
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership (v. 20200902)

Sep 2, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting – Five-Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments Partnership (v. 20200902)

2020
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2015

2015 Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2015
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2017

2017 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2017
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2018

2018 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2018
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2019

2019 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2019