Purpose

The StreamNet Steering Committee (SN SC) provides support, guidance, and oversight of progress for the StreamNet Program. The Steering Committee:

  • Provides advice on the implementation of the Program
  • Contributes to the implementation of the StreamNet Executive Committee (SN ExCom) decisions, including the tasks in the Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership and the tasks included in the StreamNet Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) contracted scope of work
  • Ensures delivery of the project outputs
  • Supports achievement of outcomes

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the Steering Committee align with the StreamNet BPA project (1988-108-04) milestones included in the BPA contract. These milestones and descriptions are summarized in the StreamNet Strategic Plan and are provided below:

  • Manage project activities and ensure alignment with the StreamNet Strategic Plan and SN ExCom guidance.
  • Coordinate with entities to ensure data flow to data systems.
  • Maintain infrastructure and baseline operations by supporting tasks/training for acquiring, managing, and disseminating regionally standardized and georeferenced data and access to reference documents.
  • Enhance data efficiency by assisting data providers with data management and sharing. Work with Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) and others to advance the use of technology.
  • Compile high-priority traditional StreamNet trends data. Assist data providers submitting to StreamNet Fish Monitoring Data (trends) system, integrate with Coordinated Assessments Partnership Data Exchange (CAX) system supporting CAP Fish HLIs, assure data quality, and maintain the StreamNet Data Exchange Standard (DES).
  • Support transfer of data into secure and accessible repositories by assisting BPA project sponsors and others that lack a secure and web-accessible repository to ensure that data are archived, securely backed up, and accessible.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for CAP, in collaboration with PNAMP, to improve access to high-level indicators (HLIs) and metrics. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) StreamNet staff serve on CAP teams and committees.
  • Maintain and update the CAX DES, develop new DES to support regional priorities, and ensure CAX data quality.
  • Maintain automated flow via web services to and from the CAX.
  • Compile CAP Fish HLIs and metric data by assisting data exchange between data providers and the CAX data system.
  • Disseminate data and associated metadata, including CAP Fish HLIs, by maintaining public reporting and query tools on the StreamNet website and by supporting regional reporting tools. Work with PNAMP and BPA to support their information needs, such as for MonitoringExplorer.org. Maintain and implement provisions of data sharing agreements for data access through StreamNet.

Background

Since inception in 1995, StreamNet has been guided by a Steering Committee representing the agencies and tribes. Project participants report to the Steering Committee on a regular basis. Unanticipated changes are addressed and evaluated using the Steering Committee forum. StreamNet resulted from the consolidation of two BPA-funded data management projects: the Northwest Environmental Database (NED, from 1988 to 1995), and the Coordinated Information System (CIS, from 1991 to 1995).

Diagram showing the relationships among the StreamNet Committees and Teams and the CAP Teams. The StreamNet Steering Committee is in the middle level below the StreamNet Executive Committee and above the Teams.

Relationship with Other Teams and Committees

The StreamNet Steering Committee receives guidance from the Executive Committee about priority tasks to be implemented by the StreamNet Steering Committee and teams. This guidance is provided from the annually updated Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership; the StreamNet Strategic Plan, which is updated every five years; and specific requests communicated by the Executive Committee. The Steering Committee in turn provides guidance and support to the data stewards (e.g., data coordinators and programmers), many of whom are supported by StreamNet as they perform the technical work through the existing teams to achieve efficient sharing of quality data with the StreamNet data systems. The Coordinated Assessments Partnership Core Team provides support to the StreamNet committees and teams for tasks related to the Coordinated Assessments Partnership.

Meetings

Committee meetings are held twice a year, preferably in-person, with a third meeting being held as feasible with funding. Additional remote meetings can be convened as needed. Meetings are set in discussion with members and are announced by email to the Steering Committee members. Meeting agendas, notes, presentations, and other documents are posted on the website.

Members and Chair

The Steering Committee includes at least one representative data management professional from each partner and also may include representatives from other groups and organizations involved in regional fish and aquatic habitat data management. The committee is chaired by the PSMFC StreamNet Program Manager.
Organizations represented on the StreamNet Steering Committee, highlighting the specific role of BPA, NPCC, and PSMFC within StreamNet.
Organizations represented on the StreamNet Steering Committee, highlighting the specific role of BPA, NPCC, and PSMFC within StreamNet.

Current Members

  • Nancy Leonard, PSMFC (Chair)
  • Matthew Schwartz, Tom Pansky, and Russell Scranton, BPA
  • George Batten, Sitka Technology, assisting Colville Tribes
  • Sheryn Olson, CRITFC
  • Angie Schmidt, IDFG
  • Evan Brown, IDFG
  • Dawn Anderson, MFWP
  • Mari Williams, NOAA
  • Kris Homel, NPCC
  • Cedric Cooney, ODFW
  • Jen Bayer, PNAMP
  • vacant, USFWS
  • Brodie Cox, WDFW

Committee Documents

FileDescriptionMeeting DatesFile Datemeeting_date_hfilter
Agenda for StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Sept 2, 2021

Agenda for the StreamNet Steering Committee meeting held on September 2, 2021

Sep 2, 20212021sep-2-2021
Meeting Slides for StreamNet Steering Committee 2Sept2021

Presentation slides for the StreamNet Steering Committee meeting held on September 2, 2021

Sep 2, 20212021sep-2-2021
Notes for StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting on September 2, 2021

Notes for the StreamNet Steering Committee meeting held on September 2, 2021

Sep 2, 20212021sep-2-2021
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.

Sep 9, 20212021sep-9-2021
CAP FAQ 2020

Frequently asked questions are answered in this CAP FAQ document produced in 2020

2020
Coordinated Assessments Partnership 2020 Fact Sheet

Summary of the Coordinated Assessments Partnership, as of December 2020.

2020
Cap Newsletter Issue 2

The June 2021 issue includes:

  • Progress update on CAP Hatchery indicators (HCAX)
  • CAP related tasks being addressed through the StreamNet and PNAMP FMWG Collaboration
  • ODFW’s new CAVES application and how it supports data submittal to CAX
  • CAP Fish HLI and Metadata facilitating WDFW reporting
2021
StreamNet 2020 Annual Report

This annual report summarizes the work performed during calendar year 2020, which spans fiscal years 2020 and 2021. StreamNet’s FY2021 (Oct 1 2020 – Sept 30 2021) budget was increased to align more closely with the NPCC project recommendation and to support BPA information needs.

2021
CAP Workgroup Roles and Responsibilities

Implementation of the CAP in the Columbia River Basin is informed by the CAP 5-year Plan that is annually revisited by the StreamNet Executive Committee (SN ExCom) to ensure alignment with regional priorities. Data from the CAP are maintained and shared via the CAX , which is hosted by the StreamNet Program at PSMFC. The PNAMP facilitates discussions and activities needed to support implementation of CAP, maintains the historical records of CA, and coordinates regional communication via the CAP Outreach Forum’s distribution list. This document provides a description of the role and responsibilities of the groups and related projects involved in implementing the CAP.

2020
Data Exchange Standard Development and Revision Procedures

Describes process followed when creating a new data exchange standard (DES) or when revising an existing DES used for exchanging standardized data with StreamNet’s fish monitoring data (“trends”) and with Coordinated Assessments Partnership’s fish high level indicators data systems.

2021
StreamNet Data Categories Maintained in 20142014
StreamNet Vision Strategic Plan (2014)

StreamNet Strategic Plan adopted November 21, 2014. Plan includes mission statement, goals and objectives,  for a 5-year period and description of the committees.

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)

Sep 2, 20202020sep-2-2020
June 17, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (June 2014)

June 17, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
June 17, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda CA Goals and Objectives (June 2014)

June 17, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda CA Goals and Objectives

Jun 17, 20142014jun-17-2014
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (June 2014)

June 17, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Jun 17, 20142014jun-17-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Strategic Plan (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Strategic Plan

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – State and Tribal Recommended Repositories (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – State and Tribal Recommended Repositories

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SOW Simplification Crosswalk (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SOW Simplification Crosswalk

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Presentation on New versus Old WE Letters by Agency (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Presentation on New versus Old WE Letters by Agency

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Presentation on Indicators and Metrics (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Presentation on Indicators and Metrics

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Draft Process for Adopting and Modifying Coordinated Assessment Data Exchange Standards (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Draft Process for Adopting and Modifying Coordinated Assessment Data Exchange Standards

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Conceptual Framework StreamNet BPA Fish Data (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Conceptual Framework StreamNet BPA Fish Data

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Budget Presentation (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Budget Presentation

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SOW (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SOW

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – StreamNet Vision-Strategic Plan-Update (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – StreamNet Vision-Strategic Plan-Update

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement and Policy Document (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement and Policy Document

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (April 2014)

April 2, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Apr 2, 20142014apr-2-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – 2014 SOW (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – 2014 SOW

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SCADE-CAX Narrative final (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – SCADE-CAX Narrative final

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Listed TRT Populations by Agency Priorities (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Listed TRT Populations by Agency Priorities

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement for Data Store (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Data Sharing Agreement for Data Store

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – StreamNet Vision-Strategic Plan with Comments (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting –  StreamNet Vision-Strategic Plan with Comments

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – 2015 SOW (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – 2015 SOW

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Coordinated Assessments Publishable Data in SN by Population (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Coordinated Assessments Publishable Data in SN by Population

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Merged Master CA Populations and Priorities Exercise (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Merged Master CA Populations and Priorities Exercise

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – CA Priority Exercise Summary (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – CA Priority Exercise Summary

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Population Prioritization Exercise Summaries (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting – Population Prioritization Exercise Summaries

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Nov 2014)

Nov 19, 2014 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Nov 19, 20142014nov-19-2014
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Nov 2013)

November 20, 2013 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Nov 20, 20132013nov-20-2013
Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on Updating Traditional StreamNet Data version 2 (July 2015)

July 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on Updating Traditional StreamNet Data version 2

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting PSMFC Updates (July 2015)

July 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting PSMFC Updates

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Coordinated Assessments Roadmap version 4 (July 2015)

July 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Coordinated Assessments Roadmap version 4

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (July 2015)

July 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Coordinated Assessments Groups (July 2015)

July 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Coordinated Assessments Groups

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on draft FY2016 SOW (July 2015)

Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on draft FY2016 SOW (July 2015)

Jul 1, 20152015jul-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on 2016 Budget (April 2015)

April 10, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on 2016 Budget

April 10, 20152015april-10-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (April 2015)

April 10, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

April 10, 20152015april-10-2015
Steering Committee Meeting – Indicator Presentation (April 2015)

April 10, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting – Indicator Presentation

April 10, 20152015april-10-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Slide Presentation on 2016 SOW (April 2015)

April 10, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Slide Presentation on 2016 SOW

April 10, 20152015april-10-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Apr 2015)

April 10, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

April 10, 20152015april-10-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Dec 2015)

December 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Dec 1, 20152015dec-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (December 2015)

December 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Slides

Dec 1, 20152015dec-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (September 2017)

Sep 7, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting Slides

Sep 7, 20172017sep-7-2017
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (February 2017)

February 9, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Feb 9, 20172017feb-9-2017
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Sept 2017)

Sep 7, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Sep 7, 20172017sep-7-2017
Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on Budget (Feb 2017)

February 9, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting Presentation on Budget

Feb 9, 20172017feb-9-2017
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Feb 2017)

February 9, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Feb 9, 20172017feb-9-2017
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Nov 2016)

Nov 10, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Slides

Nov 10, 20162016nov-10-2016
Steering Committee Conference Call Slides (July 2016)

July 21, 2016 Steering Committee Conference Call Slides

Jul 21, 20162016jul-21-2016
Steering Committee Conference Call Notes (July 2016)

July 21, 2016 Steering Committee Conference Call Notes

Jul 21, 20162016jul-21-2016
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (March 2018)

March 18, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Mar 18, 20162016mar-18-2016
Steering Committee Meeting (April 2016)

April 27, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Apr 27, 20162016apr-27-2016
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Nov 2016)

Nov 10, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Nov 10, 20162016nov-10-2016
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Dec 2015)

Dec 1, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Dec 1, 20152015dec-1-2015
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Mar 2021)

March 4, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Slides

Mar 4, 20212021mar-4-2021
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Mar 2021)

March 4, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Mar 4, 20212021mar-4-2021
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Nov 2016)

Nov 10, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Nov 10, 20162016nov-10-2016
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Oct 2020)

Oct 27, 2020 Steering Committee Meeting

Oct 27, 20202020oct-27-2020
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (March 2021)

March 4, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Mar 4, 20212021mar-4-2021
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Oct 2020)

Oct 27, 2020 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Oct 27, 20202020oct-27-2020
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Oct 2019)

October 29, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting notes

Oct 29, 20192019oct-29-2019
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Mar 2020)

March 6, 2020 Steering Committee Meeting notes

Mar 6, 20202020mar-6-2020
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Oct 2020)

Oct 27, 2020 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Oct 27, 20202020oct-27-2020
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Oct 2019)

October 29, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting slides

Oct 29, 20192019oct-29-2019
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Mar 2019)

March 15, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting notes

Mar 15, 20192019mar-15-2019
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Mar 2019)

March 15, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting slides

Mar 15, 20192019mar-15-2019
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Feb 2018)

Feb 21, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting Notes.

Feb 21, 20182018feb-21-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Aug 2018)

August 15, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting slides

Aug 15, 20182018aug-15-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Aug 2018)

August 15, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Aug 15, 20182018aug-15-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Feb 2018)

Feb 21, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting agenda

Feb 21, 20182018feb-21-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (Aug 2018)

Agenda for the August 15, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting

Aug 15, 20182018aug-15-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Notes (May 2018)

Notes from the steering committee meeting to prepare for the upcoming StreamNet Executive Committee meeting

May 17, 20182018may-17-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (May 2018)

StreamNet Steering committee meeting slides to prepare for the upcoming StreamNet Executive Committee meeting

May 17, 20182018may-17-2018
Steering Committee Meeting Slides (Feb 2018)

Feb 21, 2018 Steering Committee meeting slides

Feb 21, 20182018feb-21-2018
StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes (Sept 2017)

September 7, 2017 StreamNet Steering Committee Meeting Notes

Sep 7, 20172017sep-7-2017
Considerations for Regional Data Collection, Sharing and Exchange 2009-Schmidt

This is a general guide, independent of the purpose or use of the data, intended as a “nuts and bolts” description of the steps needed to establish a  comprehensive approach to data sharing. The focus is more on the container than the contents.

2009
Data Management Top Ten List (2015)

These are the ‘top ten’ data management and sharing recommendations condensed from ‘Considerations for Regional Data Collection, Sharing and Exchange’ by StreamNet (www.streamnet.org). This list, in no particular order, represents aspects to consider and address in developing data management and sharing approaches. They are not specific instructions.

2010
StreamNet 2019 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2020 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2020
StreamNet Strategic Plan (2015)

StreamNet Strategic Plan: mission, goals, objectives, organizational structure, and committees. Updated March 9, 2015.

2015
StreamNet 2017 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2017 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2018
StreamNet 2018 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2018 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2018
StreamNet 2016 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2016 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2017
StreamNet 2014 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2014 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2015
StreamNet 2015 update for PSMFC Annual Report

StreamNet 2015 annual program update to PSMFC Commissioners. Full report. available https://www.psmfc.org/resources/publications-maps-2/psmfc-annual-reports

2016
A Brief History of the StreamNet Project by Stan Allen

Time-line of the StreamNet Program between 1984 and 2000 as summarized by Stan Allen, Senior Program Manager, PSMFC.

2000
StreamNet User Information Provided in 2019 to ISRP

StreamNet User Information provided to ISRP in 2019 in response to their request for more information. The StreamNet annual reports to BPA, available on this website and on cbfish.org, also contain StreamNet website usage information.

2019
StreamNet Annual Report FY-2012

Report covers work performed under BPA contract #(s) 54765 for the extended 15-month Fy-12 contract: 10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012. During the normal 12 month fiscal year the project continued to update the traditional data types and participate in a number of regional scale programs and forums to support data sharing. During the year the project also underwent two external reviews by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Data Management Category Review and the Project Evaluation and Review Committee. Both reviews recommended continuation of the project but with a few adjustments. The project also received significant input from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), including budget changes and revised data priorities.

2013
StreamNet 2018 Annual Report

During 2018 StreamNet continued to help lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included review and adoption of a revised 5 year plan for the project by the StreamNet Executive Committee (SNEC).  CA continued focus on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion. At the end of 2015, BPA identified a need to gather as much data as possible for populations they determined were priorities, and efforts continued to be focused on these populations. In 2018 updates of prioritized standard data trends, such as those related to the CA project or feeding the NPCC dashboards, were also completed as partner agency time permitted. During 2018 BPA outlined a significant budget issue confronting the F&W program, and requested assistance in finding budget savings. To assist in this effort, cuts from the proposed FY 19 budget totaling $82,512.95 were proposed and accepted.

2019
StreamNet 2019 Annual Report

This annual report summarizes the work performed during calendar year 2019, which spans fiscal years 2019 and 2020. StreamNet’s FY2019 (Oct 1 2018 – Sept 30 2019) budget was reduced as agreed to during the June 2018 StreamNet Executive Committee meeting to assist BPA in finding budget savings to address their FY19 budget concerns. This lower budget resulted in reduction of partners’ staff time allocated to StreamNet which affected delivery of data to the Coordinated Assessments Exchange (CAX), fish distribution data set, and response to in‐year user requests. Similarly, this budget reduction also resulted in reduction in PSMFC staff .

2020
StreamNet 2017 Annual Report

During 2017 StreamNet continued to help lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included review and adoption of a revised 5 year Plan for the project by the StreamNet Executive Committee. This document prioritizes the work of collection of data from partners. CA continued focus on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion
(BiOp). At the end of 2015, BPA identified a need to gather as much data as possible for populations they determined were priorities and efforts continued to be focused on these populations. In 2017 updates of prioritized standard data trends, such as those related to the CA project or feeding the NPCC dashboards were also completed as partner agency time permitted.

2018
StreamNet 2016 Annual Report

During 2016 StreamNet continued to help lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included continued implementation of the 5 year Plan for the project by the StreamNet Executive Committee (http://www.streamnet.org/streamnet-executive-committee-adopts-5-year-plan-for-coordinated-assessments-project/), collection of data from partners on the first indicators, and continuing development of Data Exchange Standards (DES). In 2016 updates of certain prioritized standard data trends, such as those related to the CA project or feeding the NPCC dashboards were also completed as partner agency time permitted. CA focuses on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp). At the end of 2015, BPA identified a need to gather as much data as possible for populations they determined were priorities, and efforts were begun to assist in this effort.

2017
StreamNet 2014 Annual Report

During 2014 StreamNet continued to help lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included completion of the initial pilot effort and development of Data Exchange Standards (DES). In 2014 updates to standard data types were again largely put on hold in order to focus on the CA project. However, the new SOW implemented October 1, 2014 anticipates some updates to standard data if the CA project remains on track. CA focuses on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the FCRPS Biological Opinion (BiOp). During the year new funding was sought for the CA project; a $500,000 grant from the EPA to StreamNet subcontractor WDFW was received in 2014, and a second application for a new round of EPA funding was also submitted.

2015
StreamNet 2015 Annual Report

During 2015 StreamNet continued to help lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included adoption of a 5 year Plan for the project by the StreamNet Executive Committee (http://www.streamnet.org/streamnet‐executive‐committee‐adopts‐5‐year‐plan‐for‐coordinated‐assessments‐project/), collection of data from partners on the first indicators, and continuing development of Data Exchange Standards (DES). In 2015 a decision was also made to resume updates of certain prioritized standard data trends, such as those related to the CA project or feeding the NPCC dashboards. CA focuses on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp). At the end of 2015 BPA identified a need to gather as much data as possible for populations they determined were priorities, and efforts were begun to assist in this effort. During the year new funding was sought for the CA project; unfortunately, however, a second application for a new round of EPA funding was not approved.

2016
StreamNet 2013 Annual Report

During 2013 StreamNet helped to lead implementation of the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project. Accomplishments included completion of the initial pilot effort and development of Data Exchange Standards (DES). In 2013 updates to standard data types were largely put on hold in order to focus on the CA project, which focuses on the key indicators and metrics that have been identified as priorities for reporting progress on implementation of the FCRPS Biological Opinion (BiOp). During the year new funding was sought for the CA project, and at the close of 2013 a $500,000 grant from the EPA to StreamNet subcontractor WDFW was imminent.

2014
StreamNet Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2010 represented a change in focus for the StreamNet Project, including both segments of the project under Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). In addition to the routine updating of the previously existing data types, providing data to the CBFWA Status of the Resource (SOTR) report, computer and website maintenance, and operation of the StreamNet Library, the project began shifting emphasis to regional scale reporting. Significant effort was directed to assisting regional efforts led by CBFWA, PNAMP and BPA in locating and organizing data to support reporting of high-level Indicators to track progress of populations toward recovery and responses to actions under the Columbia Basin Biological Opinion (BiOp). Project representatives at both the Regional level in PSMFC and the other project participants worked to support planning of the Coordinated Assessments being led by CBFWA and PNAMP, development of the initial draft Data Exchange Template (DET) for three pilot Indicators that support VSP, and conduct of an initial test of the draft DET for three populations of listed anadromous salmonids.

2010
StreamNet Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report

During Fiscal year 2011 (FY-11) the StreamNet project continued to shift emphasis toward providing greater support for Columbia Basin scale reporting of higher level derived data to track progress toward FCRPS Biological Opinion and ESA recovery objectives. Direction for this shift came from the project’s participation in the Coordinated Assessments (CA) project (http://www.pnamp.org/project/3129), which is a collaborative effort among the basin’s state and tribal fisheries managers and regional scale entities to develop a coordinated approach to monitoring and sharing the resulting data. The effort was led by the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) and the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA), with StreamNet as the third member of the planning team’s “core group”.  Activities related to the CA project revolved around planning the project, defining the specific data elements to be shared, evaluating agency capacity for sharing the specific data elements, evaluating internal data flow pathways in the data source agencies, and assisting the agencies with identifying gaps and needs related to sharing these data routinely and developing strategies for doing so in the future. StreamNet hired a temporary staff of ten data specialists to conduct this work.

2011
StreamNet Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report

Primary accomplishments for the StreamNet Project during Fiscal Year 2009 (FY-09) include routine update of the data in the StreamNet database, documentation of data sources in the StreamNet Library, maintenance of project data systems, assistance to regional data efforts, redesign of the project website, and reorganization of the project. The project successfully reorganized to operate under two separate contracts.  The flow of specific data to the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority for the Status of the Resource (SOTR) report remained a primary objective this year. StreamNet’s partner projects in the fish and wildlife agencies made data updates for SOTR a priority, and the regional StreamNet office at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) instituted an XML based web service designed to provide needed data directly to CBFWA. Efforts to develop internal database systems within the partner agencies continued.

2009
StreamNet Northwest Aquatic Information Network Annual Report 2003-2004

This report summarizes StreamNet Project activities during fiscal year 2004 (FY-04). Detailed descriptions of accomplishments by individual objective and task are provided in the Project’s quarterly progress reports, available on the reports and publications page of the StreamNet web site at www.streamnet.org/about-sn/project_management.html.  The project is organized to perform three broad functions: agency support, regional support and reference support.  Currently available data types include: • Fish distribution • 1:100,000 scale (100K) routed hydrography (GIS streams layer) • Adult abundance in the wild (redd counts, peak spawner counts, dam counts, etc.) • Hatchery releases (currently being revised) • Hatchery returns • Dams and fish passage facilities • Hatchery facilities • Harvest • NPCC Protected Areas • Smolt density model data • Independent data sets • Genetics (primarily for trout in Montana). The project is also working on other data that could be provided regionally if support is obtained, including: habitat restoration / improvement projects, barriers and screened diversions, juvenile abundance and outmigration, age, production factors and run reconstruction, and habitat.

2005
StreamNet Northwest Aquatic Information Network Annual Report 2004-2005

StreamNet is a cooperative data compilation, development, and distribution project involving the state, tribal and federal fish and wildlife agencies in the Columbia River basin. The project focuses primarily on fish related data generated by the fish management agencies in the Columbia Basin. It is funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) through the Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP) of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC), and is administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). The project is organized to perform three broad functions: agency support, regional support, and reference support.  Currently available data types include: • Fish distribution • 1:100,000 scale (100K) routed hydrography (GIS streams layer) • Adult abundance in the wild (redd counts, peak spawner counts, dam counts, etc.) • Hatchery releases (currently being revised) • Hatchery returns • Dams and fish passage facilities • Hatchery facilities • Harvest • NPCC Protected Areas • Smolt density model data • Independent data sets (searchable data archive) • Genetics (primarily for trout in Montana). The project is also working on other data that could be provided regionally if support is obtained, including: habitat restoration / improvement projects, barriers and screened diversions, juvenile abundance and outmigration, age, production factors and run reconstruction, and habitat.

2006
StreamNet Northwest Aquatic Information Network Annual Report 2001

This report presents accomplishments of the StreamNet project for Fiscal Year 2001 (FY-01). The report is organized by Task, rather than by participating agency, to clearly link accomplishments by all project participants to the individual Tasks and responsibilities detailed in the FY-01 Statement of Work (http://www.streamnet.org/about-sn/project_management.html). A primary focus of the project in the previous year (FY-00) was conversion of most data in the StreamNet database to utilize the Longitude Latitude Identification (LLID) system for tying data to the 1:100,000 scale hydrography layer. Specific accomplishments are described in the four Quarterly Reports (http://www.streamnet.org/about-sn/project_management.html) for FY-01 and as summarized in the body of this report. A significant change in participation occurred in FY-01. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT) dropped out of the project after having been a participant for many years. This change represented a response to increased workloads rather than a lack of interest in the project.

2002
StreamNet Northwest Aquatic Information Network Annual Report 2002

This report presents accomplishments of the StreamNet project for Fiscal Year 2002 (FY-02). A summary of significant activities and accomplishments is presented in the Introduction section as an executive summary, and more detailed discussion of activities is presented by individual task in the body of the report. Individual jobs for each objective and task can be found in the StreamNet 2002 Work Statement and detailed accomplishments are documented in the quarterly reports, all of which can be obtained at http://www.streamnet.org/about-sn/project_management.html.  Overall project administration is provided by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), and in this report the central project conducted by PSMFC is referred to as the ‘Region’. Approximately 1/4 of project resources were expended by the Regional component of the StreamNet project for maintaining and managing the regional data and database systems, developing and maintaining the data delivery system, and overall project administration. Cooperating projects expended the remainder and consist of project-funded staff in the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission (CRITFC), Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

2003
StreamNet FY 1999 Annual Progress Report

This document constitutes the 1999 federal fiscal year (October 1, 1998 – September 30, 1999) annual report of activities by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s (IDFG) StreamNet program. Project accomplishments are described relative to objectives applied to IDFG from the StreamNet Fiscal Year 1999 Statement of Work and the Fiscal Year 1999 Supplemental Statement of Work. StreamNet’s purpose is to compile, manage and distribute electronic data on the fish and, secondarily, wildlife resources in the Pacific Northwest.

2000
StreamNet FY 2000 Annual Report to BPA

FY 2000 Annual Report for the StreamNet Project (BPA Project Number 1988-10-804) for the time period between October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. StreamNet is a cooperative effort composed of a region-wide project that is responsible for project management, regional data management and data delivery (Region), plus seven contributing projects within the data generating entities: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC); Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG); Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP); Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW); Shoshone-Bannock Tribes; U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The StreamNet Project provides an important link in the chain of data flow in the Columbia Basin, by acquiring the data sets and converting the data from all agencies into the standardized DEF. Where field methodologies differ to the degree that the data can not be made comparable, the data are presented as different data types. This way, data are converted only once and made available for research, management and administrative purposes instead of forcing each person needing basin wide data to attempt data standardization individually.

2001
StreamNet the Northwest Aquatic Resource Information Network Report on the Status of Salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin for 1995

The goal is to bring many diverse data types and sources into a single comprehensive report on the status of anadromous fish runs in the Columbia River Basin and the environmental conditions that may affect that status. Brief summaries are provided to identify the type and scope of available information. This synopsis is intended to complement other more detailed reports to which readers are referred for comprehensive treatment of specific subjects. This first report focuses mainly on anadromous salmon and steelhead (primarily through 1994) but we intend to expand the scope of future issues to include resident species.  This report is a product of the project which is funded by the Bonneville Power Administration U.S. Department of Energy, as part of program to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife affected by the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. The project is called for in the Fish and Wildlife Program Northwest Power Planning Council.

1996
2018 StreamNet’s Report on RPA of the FCRPS BiOp (20190313)

StreamNet’s 2018 report to Bonneville Power Administration on how it informs the reasonable and prudent alternatives in NOAA’s Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion.

2019
StreamNet Annual Report to BPA for CY2020

StreamNet annual report to Bonneville Power Administration for the calendar year 2020.

2021
Electronic Field Data Collection Pilot Study Final Report by StreamNet

The Bonneville Power Administration was interested in exploring the positive and negative aspects of using tablet computers for field data entry, and asked StreamNet to conduct a pilot study to evaluate tablet field use. Outcomes of this 2015 study indicated that the use of tablet computers for field data collection is feasible for fisheries work. However concerns remain about both hardware and software. Participants in our trials would prefer lightweight and rugged models that run under the Microsoft Windows
operating system, where robust event-driven data entry applications can be used.

2015
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments (v.20150722)

The Coordinated Assessments (CA) project is focused on addressing standardizing regional fish data for high level indicators. The project is a collaborative effort amongst many partners, working under the direction of the NPCC Fish and Wildlife Program and largely funded by BPA.  As data began to flow for the initial 4 indicators selected as a priority for this purpose, it became clear that a longer term plan for CA was needed. This document addresses that need. In July, 2015 the StreamNet Executive Committee (representatives of the Colville Tribes, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG, MFWP, ODFW, and CRITFC) adopted this plan as an outline for the CA going forward for the next five years.

2015
Coordinated Assessment Data Sharing Agreement (DSA), End User License Agreement (EULA), and Data Use Policy (v.20170808)

This DSA, EULA, and policy are intended for use with CA data sets that have passed QA and are ready for dissemination online. The StreamNet Steering and Executive Committees have reviewed this DSA and will remain avenues to discuss any changes or concerns that participants may have about access to these data.

2017
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments (v. 20170928)

This is the 2017 revised version of the Coordinate Assessments Five Year plan for the project. In September 2017,  the StreamNet Executive Committee (representatives of BPA, NOAA, NPCC, the Colville Tribes, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG, MFWP, ODFW, and CRITFC) discussed this plan as an outline for Coordinated Assessments (CA) going forward for the next five years. The plan was reviewed and updated by the Committee and adopted September 28, 2017.

2017
StreamNet’s 2019 Response to the Independent Science Review Panel

StreamNet response to the 2019 Independent Scientific Review Panel’s preliminary comments and recommendations on the StreamNet project. This contributed to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s “Mainstem and Program Support Project Review” which was the second of four sets of reviews in the effort to review the Fish and Wildlife Program (Program)-funded projects over four years. This Mainstem and Program Support Project Review focused largely on evaluating results and adaptive management, contribution to the Program in terms of providing information, and research and services to inform other parts of the Program. The ISRP reviewed project proposals, annual reports, project publications and past ISRP reviews. Review Summary.

2019
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments (v. 20190731)

This is the second five year plan for the project. In June, 2019 the StreamNet Executive Committee (representatives of BPA, NOAA, NPCC, the Colville Tribes, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG, MFWP, ODFW, and CRITFC) discussed this plan as an outline for Coordinated Assessments (CA) going forward for the next five years. The plan was reviewed and updated by the Committee and adopted August 1, 2019. CA initially focused on providing data to address the Viable Salmonid Population (VSP) data needs of NOAA for 5 year status reviews. As data began to flow for the initial 4 indicators selected as a priority for this purpose, it became clear that a longer term plan for CA was needed. This document addresses that need. The intent is for the CA project to be a collaborative, consensus based effort. All participants, including non-StreamNet partners, are encouraged to share any concerns or issues they may have about this document or CA in general. We will attempt to address such concerns to the greatest extent possible.

2019
Citing Aquatic Monitoring Data Sets: Best Practice Recommendations for Authoritative Data Citation

We explore best practices and provide recommendations for including robust metadata attributes within data sets to enable data publication and citation using the CA and SPS data repositories as case studies. From reviewing the current citations possible from the CA and the SPS we recommend at minimum that natural resource monitoring databases contain: metadata to identify organizations that generated the data; contact persons for each organization that contributes data to an aggregated data set; and that metadata be incorporated into databases to enable autogenerated citations that recognize all contributing organizations with time-stamped versions of the data delivered.

2019
CAP Newsletter (Issue 1)

This is the first issue of the CAP newsletter. The StreamNet Executive Committee, during its September 2, 2020 meeting, supported adding a CAP Newsletter task to the Coordinated Assessments Five Year Plan. The CAP newsletter would be produced twice a year and serve to convey CAP and partner activities, including information about CAP process and activities, priorities in the CAP Five-Year plan, CAP data updates, improvements to the data exchange standards, and partner spotlight.

2020
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments (20200902)

This is the 2020 revised version of the Coordinate Assessments Five Year plan for the project. On September  2, 2020,  the StreamNet Executive Committee (representatives of BPA, NOAA, NPCC, the Colville Tribes, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG, MFWP, ODFW, and CRITFC)  reviewed, updated, and adopted this plan during its September 2, 2020 meeting.

2020
StreamNet Vision Strategic Plan 2020-2026

StreamNet Program 2020-2026 mission, vision, goals, strategies, objectives and implementation approach. Adopted by the StreamNet Executive Committee September 2020

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