Planning Team- Columbia and Snake River Fall Chinook Passage Studies





Fall Chinook Passage Studies Planning Team Activities

  • At the present time the planning team is comprised of the principal investigators identified on the consensus proposal, the Fish Passage Center, ODFW and the Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers has a key role in implementation of components of the Consensus Proposal by funding specific aspects of the research and analysis as discussed in the agreement.

  • The US v Oregon parties and the Corps of Engineers have established a planning committee to implement the process and goals in the Long-term Framework for Evaluating the Responses of Snake and Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon to Dam Passage Strategies and Experiences. The purpose and goal of the process and planning committee were established to determine a hydrosystem operation and fish passage strategy for Snake and Columbia River Fall Chinook that will meet the recovery and other management needs, through a regionally developed approach. Towards that goal, this plan was developed towards evaluating the performance of transportation of Snake River Fall Chinook relative to inriver migration under the current court ordered spill operation.

  • The purpose of this framework is to:

    1. Establish a collaborative approach;
    2. Document key management questions regarding transportation and in-river migration of Snake River Fall Chinook and Columbia River bright fall Chinook salmon;
    3. Document key management decisions with a focus on fish passage routes;
    4. Document monitoring and evaluation objectives;
    5. Describe general experimental design;
    6. Points of agreement; and
    7. Points of disagreement and decisions to move forward.

  • The Collaborating Parties are federal, state, and tribal agencies. The parties worked in three groups, policy, planning and a technical group. The role of the technical group was to establish the biological issues and study design, the planning group to develop the overall plan, and the policy group was meant to be the final decision making body.


Consensus Proposal to Evaluate Columbia and Snake River Fall Chinook Dam Passage Strategies and Experiences


Fall Chinook Planning Team 2010 Workshop Presentations


Corps of Engineers funded Fall Chinook activities for FY 2010

  • The following specific projects are funded by the Corps to support tasks associated with Objectives 1,2,3,4,5 and 7 of the consensus proposal

  • Title: Evaluating the Responses of Snake River Basin fall Chinook Salmon to Dam Passage Strategies
    • Agency Funded: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Project Leader: William P. Connor

  • Title: A study to compare SARs of Snake River fall Chinook salmon under alternative transport and dam operational strategies
    • Agency Funded: National Marine Fisheries Service
    • Project Leader: Douglas M. Marsh and William D. Muir

  • Title: PIT-Tagging Yearling, Subyearling Production, and Surrogate Groups of Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon to Evaluate the Responses of Snake and Columbia River Basin fall Chinook Salmon to Dam Passage Strategies and Experiences
    • Agency Funded: BioMark
    • Project Leader: Scott McCutcheon

  • Title: Post release performance of natural and hatchery Clearwater River fall Chinook Salmon
    • Agency Funded: Nez Perce Tribe
    • Project Leader: Bill Arnsberg

  • Additionally, the Corps hosted and provided facilitation for a phase II Fall Chinook salmon workshop in Hood River, OR.


Fall Chinook Planning Team Miscellaneous Documents

  • Documents about...
    • Document 1


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