Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
RSS Feed for updates to Project 2007-135-00 - Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Planning: Habitat Restoration Project List Development and Modeling Follow this via RSS feed. Help setting up RSS feeds?

Project Summary

Project 2007-135-00 - Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Planning: Habitat Restoration Project List Development and Modeling
Project Number:
2007-135-00
Title:
Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Planning: Habitat Restoration Project List Development and Modeling
Summary:
Develop a prioritized habitat recovery project list for chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead in all Lower Columbia sub-basins. Estimate whether these actions will result in populations reaching recovery targets.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Columbia Lower 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

No photos have been uploaded yet for this project.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-135-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-135-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Recovery prioritization/planning; multiple entities authorized/require (fishery managers, other actors in recovery).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-135-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-135-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-135-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-135-00 - Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Planning: Habitat Restoration Project List Development and Modeling
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal seeks to calibrate the EDT model in relation to the uncertainty that it brings with its assessments, rather than continue to have it treated as providing an absolute answer to habitat/limiting factor questions. One of the major shortcomings of the subbasin plans was the failure of most of them to prioritize habitat restoration actions within and between subbasins. This proposal makes a good case that it will be able to do that in a systematic way. The proposal is for WDFW to work with the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB) to develop prioritized lists of habitat restoration projects based on EDT assessments done for the subbasin plans. It describes the EDT work that was conducted and methodology developed by WDFW to estimate confidence intervals around EDT performance estimates and the geographic prioritization of restoration.

The rationale is sound in linking this project to LCFRB recovery plan and Lower Columbia Subbasin Plan. The idea is to provide a more complete assessment of strategies used to recover lower Columbia River salmon and steelhead, for which threats persist, so that priorities can be developed. The value of this project will be extremely high if it produces a ranked list of restoration priorities, so limited funds for recovery actions can be applied to those projects that will have the greatest impact for recovering ESA-listed populations. It should be noted, however, that EDT does not have a dynamic geomorphic analysis capability. It would be a grave mistake to assume that appropriate choice of stream habitat restoration involving modification of the longitudinal profile or cross-section of a stream could rely solely on EDT results.

The proposal mentions some possible overlap with proposal 200703100 which will develop a decision support system to list optimal watershed management strategies. The overlap does not seem to be too much, and if they coordinate well each project could help the other. The project has a single objective: to assess the effectiveness of salmon recovery actions developed in the LCFRB plan. Methods are described in great detail, and are scientifically sound and innovative. The project will have a strong evaluation component.

Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-135-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-135-00 - Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Planning: Habitat Restoration Project List Development and Modeling
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None