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UncertaintyWhat are the most effective methods for quantitative estimates of changes to abundance, survival, movement, and production in response to habitat restoration, and how can these estimates be integrated across a range of spatial scales from individual restoration treatments to whole watersheds, and temporal scales from individual seasons to entire life cycles?
ThemeMonitoring and evaluation methods
SubthemeHabitat monitoring
Sources ISAB/ISRP 2016-1: Uncertainties Review
Asotin Subbasin Plan
Big White Salmon Subbasin Plan
NPCC 2006-3: Research Plan 2006
Criticality Level Priority
Rationale Effective methods are available to quantitatively estimate abundance, survival, movement, production and habitat capacity over reach scales (or between two reaches). However, the methodology for integrating these estimates to assess effects of human activities and restoration across watershed scales and through several generations of fish or wildlife has not been sufficiently studied. Because of these large scales, relatively little is known about whether current methods are accurate. As well, there are many smaller habitat restoration projects implemented, each of which may contribute only a small amount to a stock’s overall performance and whose benefits are difficult to detect. By understanding the cumulative effects, the benefit of restoration activities can be quantified to see if they are cost effective compared to other actions.


Projects that address this uncertainty:

(click to view projects at cbfish.org)

ID Title Sponsor Locations Purpose Emphasis Addresses
199405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Mountain Snake/Salmon Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
199501300 Nez Perce Trout Ponds Nez Perce Tribe Mountain Snake/Clearwater Artificial Production Harvest Augmentation Directly
199801900 Wind River Watershed Underwood Conservation District (UCD), US Forest Service (USFS), US Geological Survey (USGS), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Gorge/Wind Habitat RM and E Directly
200000100 Omak Creek Anadromous Fish Habitat and Passage Colville Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Okanogan Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
200301700 Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Programmatic RM and E Directly
200302200 Okanogan Basin Monitoring & Evaluation Program (OBMEP) Colville Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Okanogan Programmatic RM and E Directly
200700300 Dworshak Dam Resident Fish Mitigation Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Clearwater Habitat RM and E Directly
200722400 Okanogan Subbasin Habitat Implementation Program (OSHIP) Colville Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Okanogan Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
200811600 White Sturgeon Enhancement Colville Confederated Tribes Intermountain/Columbia Upper Habitat RM and E Directly
200852400 Implement Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Lower Columbia/Willamette Hydrosystem RM and E Directly
201007700 Tucannon River Programmatic Habitat Project Snake River Salmon Recovery Board Columbia Plateau/Tucannon Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
201100600 Columbia Habitat and Monitoring Program - Pilot (CHaMP-P) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Habitat Data Management Directly
198710001 Umatilla Anadromous Fish Habitat-Umatilla Tribe Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
198710002 Umatilla Anadromous Fish Habitat-Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
198806500 Kootenai River Fishery Investigations Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat RM and E Indirectly
199001800 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Habitat and Passage Improvement Colville Confederated Tribes Intermountain/Sanpoil Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199004400 Coeur D'Alene Reservation Fisheries Habitat Coeur D'Alene Tribe Intermountain/Coeur D'Alene Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199201000 Fort Hall Habitat Restoration Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Upper Snake/Snake Upper Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199404700 Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Mitigation Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Intermountain/Pend Oreille Habitat RM and E Indirectly
199500400 Libby Reservoir Mitigation Restoration and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Colville Confederated Tribes Intermountain/Columbia Upper Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Recovery Spokane Tribe Intermountain/Columbia Upper Hydrosystem RM and E Indirectly
199603501 Yakama Reservation Watershed Project Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200000900 Logan Valley Wildlife Mitigation Burns-Paiute Tribe Middle Snake/Malheur Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200002700 Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation Burns-Paiute Tribe Middle Snake/Malheur Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200103200 Coeur D'Alene Fisheries Enhancement-Hangman Creek Coeur D'Alene Tribe Intermountain/Spokane Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200103300 Hangman Creek Fish & Wildlife Restoration Coeur D'Alene Tribe Intermountain/Spokane Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200200200 Restore Natural Recruitment of Kootenai River White Sturgeon Kootenai Tribe Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200201301 Water Entity - Water Transaction Program National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200207000 Lapwai Creek Anadromous Habitat Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Mountain Snake/Clearwater Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200300700 Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Columbia River Estuary/Columbia Estuary, Lower Columbia/Columbia Lower Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200301200 Shillapoo Wildlife Mitigation Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Lower Columbia/Columbia Lower Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200600300 Desert Wildlife Mitigation Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Plateau/Crab Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200600500 Asotin Creek Wildlife Mitigation Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Blue Mountain/Asotin Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200600800 Mainstem Columbia Amendments Research at Libby Dam Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Mountain Columbia/Flathead Hydrosystem RM and E Indirectly
200740500 Rufus Woods Habitat/Passage Improvement, Creel and Triploid Supplementation Colville Confederated Tribes Intermountain/Columbia Upper Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
200800700 Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200830100 Habitat Restoration Planning/Design/Implementation within boundaries of Warm Springs Reservation, lower Deschutes River, Oregon Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200847100 Upper Columbia Nutrient Supplementation Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200890400 Salmon River Basin Nutrient Enhancement Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Mountain Snake/Salmon Habitat RM and E Indirectly
201003000 Project to provided VSP Estimates for Yakima Steelhead MPG Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201003400 Upper Columbia Spring Chinook and Steelhead Juvenile and Adult Abundance, Productivity and Spatial Structure Monitoring Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Cascade/Entiat, Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Okanogan, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201003500 Abundance, Productivity and Life History of Fifteenmile Creek Winter Steelhead Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Gorge/Fifteenmile Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201007500 Upper Columbia Project-Scale Action Effectiveness Monitoring Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Columbia Cascade/Entiat, Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Okanogan, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Habitat RM and E Indirectly
201101400 Evaluate Status & Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in the lower Deschutes River, Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River Subbasins Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Columbia Gorge/Fifteenmile, Columbia Gorge/Hood, Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Programmatic RM and E Indirectly

last updated: Jan 27, 2016