The Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP), National Marine Fisheries Service’s West Coast Region (NMFS), and StreamNet released a white paper (Olson et al. 2019) August 15, 2019 that provides recommendations for citing online multi-contributor dynamic data sets such as found in StreamNet. Besides the authors listed, this paper benefited from input by US Geological
Archives for 2019
A new Five Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Project has been adopted by the StreamNet Executive Committee. You can view the updated 5 Year Plan here.
The StreamNet Steering Committee met in Portland on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Primary agenda topics included review of the Coordinated Assessments 5 Year Plan and preparation of a new budget and statement of work. There were also presentations by NOAA – Fisheries, Council staff on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program
StreamNet has responded to the Independent Scientific Review Panel’s request for a response on their comments on the program. That response is available here.
The StreamNet Steering Committee met in Portland on Friday, March 15, 2019. Primary agenda topics included preparation of a new budget and statement of work. There were also presentations on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Programmatic Review and Fish and Wildlife Program Amendment Processes and a Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Assessment proposal from Montana Fish,
Bonneville and the Council are working to ensure the right amount of monitoring data are collected to support Program implementation, without going overboard so that more funds are available for on-the-ground mitigation work. When questions arose about what Deschutes River populations are being monitored versus what is required in the Biological Opinion, staff turned to
Mainstem smolt to adult return rate (SAR) data from the Fish Passage Center were updated December 24, 2018. We annually obtain mainstem SAR data from Fish Passage Center, determine the natural populations represented by each, and make these data available in the Coordinated Assessments query system. We now provide these data for the upper Columbia,
As part of an agency-wide effort to control costs, the Bonneville Power Administration has identified cuts in funding for the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, beginning in the current fiscal year. These cuts are part of BPA’s “more disciplined approach to managing the total cost” of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s fish