Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB)

The Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) serves the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Columbia River Indian Tribes, and Northwest Power and Conservation Council by providing independent scientific advice and recommendations regarding scientific issues that relate to the respective agencies' fish and wildlife programs.

See membershipterms of reference, and 2014 Statement of Work.

Contact: Erik Merrill, 503-222-5161

Reports

ISAB 2014-2Review of the Proposed Spill Study
ISAB 2014-1ISAB Review of the Expert Regional Technical Group (ERTG) Process for Columbia River Estuary Habitat Restoration
ISAB 2013-5Review of NOAA Fisheries’ Life-Cycle Models of Salmonid Populations in the Interior Columbia River Basin (June 28, 2013 draft)
ISAB 2013-4Review of the Comparative Survival Study's Draft 2013 Annual Report
ISAB 2013-3Review of the IEAB Fish Tagging Cost Effectiveness Model
ISAB 2013-2Review of BPA's A Framework for the Fish and Wildlife Program Data Management
ISAB 2013-1Review of 2009 Fish and Wildlife Program
ISAB 2012-7Review of the Comparative Survival Study’s Draft 2012 Annual Report
ISAB 2012-6Review of the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program
ISAB 2012-5Review of the draft 2011 Fish Passage Center Annual Report
ISAB 2012-4ISAB Review of draft 2012 MERR and HLI Reports
ISAB 2012-3Review of Lamprey Synthesis Report
ISAB 2012-2High Level Indicators for Monitoring Diversity
ISAB 2012-1ISAB Follow-up Review: FPC and CSS analyses of latent mortality of in-river migrants due to route of dam passage
ISAB 2011-5Review of the Comparative Survival Study (CSS) 2011 Draft Annual Report
ISAB 2011-4Using a Comprehensive Landscape Approach for More Effective Conservation and Restoration
ISAB 2011-3Review of Three Fish Passage Center Technical Memoranda
ISAB 2011-1Columbia River Basin Food Webs
ISRP/ISAB 2011-1Comments on the Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Strategy
ISAB 2010-6Review of the data and graphics for the Council’s draft High Level Indicators’ Progress Report (pamphlet) to Governors and Congress
ISAB 2010-5Review of the Comparative Survival Study 2010 Draft Annual Report to suggest topics for further review and to provide comments to improve the Annual Report
ISAB 2010-4Review of FPC 2009 Annual Report to suggest analyses for further review and to provide comments to improve the Annual Report
ISAB/ISRP 2010-3Comments on the Draft Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Reporting Plan
ISAB 2010-2ISAB Review of NOAA Fisheries’ 2010 Low Flow Fish Transport Operations Proposal
ISAB 2010-1Scoping for the ISAB Review of Fish Passage Center Products
ISAB 2009-3Comments on the draft Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan for the Columbia River Basin
ISRP/ISAB 2009-2ISRP and ISAB Comments on the Council's March 2009 Proposed High Level Indicators
ISAB/ISRP 2009-1Tagging Report: A comprehensive review of Columbia River Basin fish tagging technologies and programs
ISAB 2008-5Snake River Spill — Transport Review
ISAB 2008-4Non-native Species Impacts on Native Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin (Including Recommendations for Evaluating the Use of Non-Native Fish Species in Resident Fish Substitution Projects)
ISAB 2008-3Review of the Comprehensive Passage (COMPASS) Model – Version 1.1
ISAB 2008-2Review of the Estuary Recovery Module
ISAB 2008-1Review of the Interior Columbia River Technical Recovery Team’s Analyses of Survival Changes Needed to Meet Viability Criteria
ISAB/ISRP 2007-6ISAB and ISRP Review of the CSS Ten-Year Retrospective Summary Report
ISAB/ISRP 2007-5ISAB/RP review of the Salmonid Field Protocols Handbook
ISAB 2007-4Review of draft Viability Criteria for Application to Interior Columbia Basin Salmonid ESUs
ISAB 2007-3Human Population Impacts on Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife
ISAB 2007-2Climate Change Impacts on Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife
ISAB 2007-1ISAB Latent Mortality Report
ISAB 2006-7December 2006 Review of Compass Model version 1.0
ISAB 2006-6COMPASS Model Development: ISAB reply to NOAA Fisheries’ request for a reaction to the COMPASS team response
ISAB 2006-5ISAB review of Council proposal for a Columbia River Basin Data Center
ISAB/ISRP 2006-4Review of the Draft Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance Document
ISAB 2006-3Review of the 2005 Comparative Survival Studies’ Annual Report and Applicability of Comparative Survival Studies’ Analysis Results
ISAB 2006-2Review of the COMPASS Model
ISAB 2006-1Biological Effectiveness of 2005 Summer Spill
ISRP/ISAB 2005-15Monitoring and Evaluation of Supplementation Projects
ISAB/ISRP 2005-13Preliminary Review of Draft Research Plan
ISAB/ISRP 2005-5Review of the All-H Analyzer (AHA)
ISAB 2005-4Report on Harvest Management of Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead
ISAB 2005-3Recommendation to Study Effects of Load Following on Juvenile Salmon Migratory Behavior and Survival
ISAB 2005-2Viability of ESUs Containing Multiple Types of Populations
ISAB 2005-1Review of the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership's "Study Design for Comparing Monitoring Protocols"
ISRP/ISAB 2004-13Scientific Review of Subbasin Plans for the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
ISAB 2004-2ISAB Findings from the Reservoir Operations / Flow Survival Symposium
ISRP/ISAB 2004-2Comments on the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership's (PNAMP) Draft Recommendations for Monitoring in Subbasin Plans
ISAB/ISRP 2004-1Review of Draft Action Agency and NOAA Fisheries RME Plan
ISAB 2003-4Comments on Draft NOAA Technical Recovery Team Documents Identifying Independent Salmonid Populations Within Evolutionarily Significant Units
ISAB 2003-3Review of Salmon and Steelhead Supplementation
ISAB 2003-2Review of Strategies for Recovering Tributary Habitat
ISAB 2003-1Review of Flow Augmentation: Update and Clarification
ISAB 2002-1Review of Giorgi et al Report
ISAB 2001-7Review of Salmon Recovery Strategies for the Columbia River Basin
ISAB 2001-6Review of the Biological Objectives in the 2000 Fish and Wildlife Program
ISAB 2001-5Review of Lower Snake River Flow Augmentation Studies
ISAB 2001-4Recommendations on Council Staff's Draft Issue Paper: "Analysis of 2001 Federal Columbia River Power System Operations on Fish Survival"
ISAB 2001-3Hatchery Surplus Review
ISAB 2001-22001 Emergency Surface Spill letter
ISAB 2001-1Model Synthesis Report
ISAB 2000-5The Columbia River Estuary and the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
ISAB 2000-4Recommendations for the Design of Hatchery Monitoring Programs and the Organization of Data Systems
ISAB 2000-3Consistency of the Council’s Artificial Production Policies and Implementation Strategies with Multi-Species Framework Principles and Scientific Review Team Guidelines
ISAB 2000-2Review of the Draft Performance Standards and Indicators for Artificial Production in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Artificial Production Review
ISAB 2000-1Review of Studies of Fish Survival in Spill at The Dalles Dam
ISAB 99-7Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Cumulative Risk Analysis Addendum and cover memo
ISAB 99-6Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Appendix: "An Assessment of Lower Snake River Hydrosystem Alternatives on Survival and Recovery of Snake River Salmonids" and cover memo
ISAB 99-5Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Net Pen Alternative: Response to Question from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
ISAB 99-4Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Capital Construction Program
ISAB 99-3Work-In-Progress Report: Looking for Common Ground: Comparison of Recent Reports Pertaining to Salmon Recovery in the Columbia River Basin
ISAB 99-2Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Capital Construction Program Part III, A. Adult Passage
ISAB 99-1Review of "1998 Draft Annual Report to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality"
ISAB 98-8Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Capital Construction Program Part II.B Dissolved Gas
ISAB 98-6Review of "Development of a Regional Framework for Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Columbia River Basin"
ISAB 98-5Recommendation for Stable Flows in the Hanford Reach During the Time When Juvenile Fall Chinook are Present Each Spring
ISAB 98-4First Report: The ISAB Corps Capital Construction Project Review: The scientific basis for juvenile fish passage improvements in the federal Columbia River power system: John Day Dam extended length turbine intake screens and Bonneville Dam bypass system
ISAB 98-2Response to the Questions of the Implementation Team Regarding Juvenile Salmon Transportation in the 1998 Season
ISAB 98-1Review of Comparative Survival Rate Study of Hatchery PIT Tagged Chinook
ISAB 97-5Review of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Impacts of Artificial Salmon and Steelhead Production Strategies in the Columbia River Basin
ISAB 97-4Review of Proposal: Lake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Project
ISAB 97-3Ecological impacts of the flow provisions of the Biological Opinion for endangered Snake River salmon on resident fishes in the Hungry Horse and Libby systems in Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia
ISAB 97-2Review of a Research Proposal for Inclusion in the 1997 Smolt Monitoring Program: Comparative Survival Rate Study of Hatchery PIT Tagged Chinook
ISAB 97-1Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service's 1996 Annual Report to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality related to Waiver of the Dissolved Gas Standard
SRG 93-3Critical Uncertainties in the Fish and Wildlife Program