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UncertaintyWhat are the responses of focal species (anadromous salmonids, white sturgeon, Pacific lamprey, and eulachon), life history types, and populations to alternative restoration actions and locations in the estuary, mainstem, and tributaries that will best inform management decisions?
ThemeHabitat estuary, plume, and ocean
SubthemeEstuary management and restoration - interactions
Sources Estuary Synthesis Report
NPCC 2006-3: Research Plan 2006
Criticality Level Priority
Rationale The lack of information on responses of focal species, life history types, and populations to alternative restoration actions and locations throughout the Basin is a major information gap. Answers to this question will have direct application to guide future protection and restoration work. The scale of data collection is presently insufficient throughout the Basin to address relative benefits of restoration by life stage and habitat type. This uncertainty is relevant to all focal species, and the results would be useful for further development of predictive capabilities (e.g., run forecasting) and life-history models. This critical uncertainty is modified from the 2006 Research Plan; see Part 2, ISAB/ISRP 2016-1, CU #17, for a discussion of progress made toward addressing this uncertainty.


Projects that address this uncertainty:

(click to view projects at cbfish.org)

ID Title Sponsor Locations Purpose Emphasis Addresses
199302900 Survival Estimate for Passage through Snake and Columbia River Dams and Reservoirs National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrosystem RM and E Indirectly
199602000 Comparative Survival Study (CSS) Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Fish Passage Center, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
199702400 Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids Oregon State University, Real Time Research Predation RM and E Indirectly
199801400 Ocean Survival Of Salmonids National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Programmatic RM and E 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
200301100 Columbia River Estuary Habitat Restoration Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Columbia River Estuary/Columbia Estuary, Lower Columbia/Columbia Lower Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
201000400 CREST Estuary Habitat Restoration Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST) Columbia River Estuary/Columbia Estuary Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
201003100 Snake River Chinook and Steelhead Parental Based Tagging Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde, Blue Mountain/Imnaha, Columbia Plateau/Snake Lower, Mountain Snake/Clearwater, Mountain Snake/Salmon Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201007000 WA Estuary MOA Project Scoping & Implementation Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia River Estuary/Columbia Estuary Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly

last updated: Feb 05, 2016 (changed since ISAB/ISRP report date of Jan 29, 2016)