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UncertaintyHow much can restoring habitats (e.g., for spawning, rearing, and refuges) in tributaries mitigate for degraded conditions throughout the rest of the Basin (e.g., mainstem habitat lost to dams, degraded estuary habitat, and unfavorable ocean conditions)?
ThemeHabitat tributary
SubthemeRestoration - mitigation via restored tributary habitat
Sources Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy - Steelhead
Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy - Spring Chinook
SRG 93-3: Critical Uncertainties in the Program
ISRP/ISAB 2004-13: Subbasin Plans Review
Bitterroot Subbasin Plan
NPCC 2006-3: Research Plan 2006
Criticality Level Priority
Rationale This is the most critical question of the Tributary Habitat theme, and it must be addressed at the largest scale and throughout entire fish life cycles. The main issue is that the benefits of restoring tributary habitat interact with mainstem, estuary, and ocean habitat conditions, with fish passage through the hydrosystem, and with other stressors such as non-native species and toxic chemicals. These interactions are not well understood. By addressing this uncertainty managers will know whether restoring tributary habitat to mitigate for degraded habitat elsewhere is effective, and the use of available resources will be improved. This critical uncertainty was modified from the 2006 Research Plan; see Part 2, ISAB/ISRP 2016-1, CU #13, for a discussion of progress made toward addressing this uncertainty.


Projects that address this uncertainty:

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ID Title Sponsor Locations Purpose Emphasis Addresses
198902401 Evaluate Umatilla Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Artificial Production RM and E Directly
199000501 Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Artificial Production RM and E Directly
199404200 Trout Creek Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
199405000 Salmon River Habitat Enhancement Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Mountain Snake/Salmon Habitat Restoration/Protection Directly
199705600 Klickitat Watershed Enhancement Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Gorge/Klickitat Habitat Restoration/Protection 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
200203200 Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon Life History Investigations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, University of Idaho, US Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrosystem RM and E 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
200850300 Studies into Factors Limiting the Abundance of Okanagan and Wenatchee Sockeye Salmon Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Columbia Cascade/Entiat, Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Okanogan, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Programmatic RM and E Directly
200890400 Salmon River Basin Nutrient Enhancement Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Mountain Snake/Salmon Habitat RM and E Directly
200900400 Monitoring Recovery Trends in Key Spring Chinook Habitat Variables and Validation of Population Viability Indicators Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde Habitat RM and E Directly
200901400 Biomonitoring of Fish Habitat Enhancement Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde, Columbia Plateau/John Day, Columbia Plateau/Tucannon, Columbia Plateau/Umatilla, Columbia Plateau/Walla Walla Habitat RM and E Directly
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 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
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 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
198802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Habitat Restoration/Protection 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
199005500 Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Studies Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Clearwater Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199102800 Pit Tagging Wild Chinook National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mountain Snake/Salmon Hydrosystem RM and E Indirectly
199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Salmon Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199201000 Fort Hall Habitat Restoration Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Upper Snake/Snake Upper Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199202604 Grande Ronde Early Life History of Spring Chinook and Steelhead Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199402600 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
199404900 Kootenai River Ecosystem Restoration Kootenai Tribe Mountain Columbia/Kootenai 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
199506325 Yakima River Monitoring and Evaluation-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199506335 Klickitat River Monitoring and Evaluation-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Gorge/Klickitat Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199603501 Yakama Reservation Watershed Project Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
199701900 Evaluate Life History of Native Salmonids in Malheur River Subbasin Burns-Paiute Tribe Middle Snake/Malheur Habitat RM and E Indirectly
199802800 Trout Creek Watershed Restoration Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200001500 Oxbow Conservation Area Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Columbia Plateau/John Day Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200002700 Malheur River Wildlife Mitigation Burns-Paiute Tribe Middle Snake/Malheur Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200003900 Walla Walla River Basin Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Walla Walla Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200103200 Coeur D'Alene Fisheries Enhancement-Hangman Creek Coeur D'Alene Tribe Intermountain/Spokane Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200201100 Kootenai River Operational Loss Assessment Kootenai Tribe Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200201301 Water Entity - Water Transaction Program National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 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
200715600 Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Assessment Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Columbia Lower Middle Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200725200 Hyporheic Flow Assessment in Columbia River Tributaries Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla 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
200830600 Deschutes River Fall Chinook Research and Monitoring Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200830700 Deschutes River Sockeye Development Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Columbia Plateau/Deschutes Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200847000 Yakama Nation Ceded Lands Lamprey Evaluation and Restoration Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Entiat, Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee, Columbia Gorge/Big White Salmon, Columbia Gorge/Klickitat, Columbia Gorge/Wind, Columbia Plateau/Yakima Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200847100 Upper Columbia Nutrient Supplementation Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200890300 ESA Habitat Restoration Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Mountain Snake/Salmon Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200900100 Expanded Multi-Species Acclimation in the Wenatchee/Methow Basins Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
200900500 Influence of Environment and Landscape on Salmonid Genetics Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200902600 Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Walla Walla Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
201003000 Project to provided VSP Estimates for Yakima Steelhead MPG Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201003200 Imnaha River Steelhead Status Monitoring Nez Perce Tribe Blue Mountain/Imnaha 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
201005000 Evaluation of the Tucannon endemic program Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Plateau/Tucannon Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly

last updated: Jan 26, 2016