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Objectives (from 2004 subbasin plan and data)
1,000 natural adults each for Westside and Eastside populationsSummer Steelhead
1,500-2,500 fish greater than 8 inches per mile, Pelton Dam to Shearers Falls; 750-1000 fish greater than 8 inches per mile below Shearer FallsRedband Trout
1,500-3,000 adults distributed among 5 or more local populationsBull Trout
10,000 – 11,800 fall Chinook with passage at Pelton Dam available for harvestFall Chinook
10,000 – 11,800 fall Chinook without passage at Pelton Dam available for harvestFall Chinook
10,000 – 13,800 natural summer steelhead for those with passage at Pelton DamSummer Steelhead
13,000-16,000 natural adultsFall Chinook
16,000 – 17,800 natural fall Chinook for those with passage at Pelton DamFall Chinook
16,000 – 17,800 natural fall Chinook for those without passage at Pelton DamFall Chinook
2,600-2,800 natural adults; 2,200-2,300 above Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery and 400-500 in Shitike CreekSpring Chinook
2,800 – 3,800 natural spring Chinook for those without passage at Pelton DamSpring Chinook
3,000 – 4,000 spring Chinook without passage at Pelton Dam available for harvestSpring Chinook
4,000 – 5,000 hatchery spring Chinook for those without passage at Pelton DamSpring Chinook
4,400 – 7,600 summer steelhead without passage at Pelton Dam available for harvestSummer Steelhead
4,500 – 5,600 natural spring Chinook for those with passage at Pelton DamSpring Chinook
4,800 – 8,000 hatchery summer steelhead for those without passage at Pelton DamSummer Steelhead
6,000 – 8,300 natural summer steelhead for those without passage at Pelton DamSummer Steelhead
A total return objective of 16,000 – 17,800 for those without passage at Pelton DamFall Chinook
A total return objective of 16,000 – 17,800 for those without passage at Pelton DamSummer Steelhead
A total return objective of 6,500 – 8,000 for those with passage at Pelton DamFall Chinook
A total return objective of 6,500 – 8,000 for those without passage at Pelton DamSpring Chinook
Achieve a spawning escapement of 2,200 to 2,300 adult wild spring Chinook salmon above the barrier dam at Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery.Spring Chinook
Achieve a spawning escapement of 400 to 500 adult wild spring Chinook salmon into Shitike Creek.Spring Chinook
Achieve a spring Chinook population productivity of 5.5.Spring Chinook
Achieve a summer steelhead population productivity of 4.4.Summer Steelhead
Achieve and maintain a long-term average annual run of 2,400 to 2,900 Deschutes natural origin adult summer steelhead (EDT projection) destined for assessment unit streams in 25 years, including the following distribution of fish: Buck Hollow Creek – 800 to 900 adult steelhead, Bakeoven Creek – 600 to 800 adult steelhead and Trout Creek – 1,000 to 1,200 adult steelhead (EDT projections).Summer Steelhead
Achieve and maintain a run of 4,500 to 5,500 naturally produced adult summer steelhead into assessment unit streams.Summer Steelhead
Achieve and maintain an annual run of 13,000 to 16,000 naturally produced adult fall Chinook salmon into the lower Deschutes River.Fall Chinook
Achieve and maintain an annual run of 2,600 to 2,800 adult spring chinook to the Deschutes River destined for the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit streams (EDT Projection).Spring Chinook
Arrest stream channel incision and restore natural sinuosity and gradient.All aquatic focal species
Assist landowners with projects that replace non-native vegetation with native riparian plants.All species
Connect favorable habitats
Connect favorable habitats - Increase low season flows in areas that restrict fish rearing and movement between favorable habitats, or preclude year-round habitat use
Connect favorable habitats - Provide passage past other artificial structural barriers that fragment populations and historic habitats.
Connect favorable habitats - Reduce stream temperatures in areas where they create a thermal barrier to fish movement between favorable habitats, or seasonally preclude habitat use.
Connect favorable habitats - Support efforts to reestablish passage at Pelton Round Butte Complex.
Conserve and restore grasslands, lodgepole pine forests, and shrub-steppe habitats to conserve and restore the wildlife species such as mule deer and golden eagle.
Conserve and restore where possible shrub-steppe habitats to conserve and restore greater sage grouse populations to 75% of former areas.
Conserve genetic and life history diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchange.All aquatic focal species
Conserve genetic diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchange.All aquatic focal species
Conserve genetic diversity and restore historic opportunity for genetic exchange.All aquatic focal species
Conserve genetic diversity of redband trout populations and provide opportunity for genetic exchange.Redband Trout
Conserve or restore 1,406 acres of riparian habitat along 156 miles of stream.All species
Conserve redband genetic diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchange.Redband Trout
Conserve redband trout genetic diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchange within the watershed above White River Falls.Redband Trout
Conserve redband trout genetic diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchange.Redband Trout
Consider restoring native anadromous fish populations (including steelhead, chinook and Pacific lamprey) upstream of Bowman and Ochoco dams, if passage is achieved at Pelton Round Butte Project, Opal Springs Dam and other artificial barriers downstream from this assessment unit.All anadromous focal species
Convert and/or restore 10% of invasive and nonnative upland vegetation to native perennial grasslands to provide wildlife habitat in the upper Bakeoven, Buck Hollow and Antelope creek watershed.
Decrease channel incision by 50%.All aquatic focal species
Decrease channel width to depth ratio to reference reach condition.All aquatic focal species
Decrease sedimentation and turbidity levels in sections of upper Deschutes River from Wickiup Reservoir to North Canal Dam.All aquatic focal species
Determine the feasibility of re-establishing a self-sustaining bull trout population within historic habitat.Bull Trout
Determine the feasibility of re-establishing self-sustaining bull trout populations within historically occupied areas.Bull Trout
Establish perennial flow and increase stream flow to a minimum 5 cfs above the stream’s confluence with Mud Springs Creek as interim flow until instream water right is met.All aquatic focal species
Establish perennial flow and increase stream flow to a minimum 5 cfs at the stream’s confluence with the Deschutes River as an interim flow until the instream water right flow is achieved.All aquatic focal species
Establish perennial flow and increase stream flow to a minimum 5 cfs at the stream’s confluence with the Deschutes River as an interim step toward achieving the instream water right flow.All aquatic focal species
Expand core bull population and reconnect redband trout populations across the assessment unit.Bull Trout
Expand core bull population and reconnect redband trout populations across the assessment unit.Redband Trout
Improve stream water quality.All aquatic focal species
Improve the quality and quantity of aquatic and riparian habitat.All species
Improve the quantity and diversity of instream habitat complexity.All aquatic focal species
Improve the river’s flow regime by increasing the minimum summer flow to meet instream water rights.All aquatic focal species
Improve the river’s flow regime by increasing the minimum winter flow and reducing the summer peak flow.All aquatic focal species
Improve upland conditions by returning to earlier vegetative successional stages, which will help to rejuvenate springs and increase forbs and grass cover.All species
Improve upland management to increase water infiltration, retention and permeability rates and soil stability.All aquatic focal species
Improve upland watershed health through effective management by restoring grasslands and near-water vegetation to increase water infiltration, retention and permeability rates and soil stability.All species
Increase fall Chinook salmon habitat capacity to produce 1,549 adult fish (EDT projection).Fall Chinook
Increase fall Chinook salmon population life history diversity from 53% to 60% (EDT projection).Fall Chinook
Increase fall Chinook salmon population productivity from 6.0 to 7.1 (EDT projection).Fall Chinook
Increase instream habitat complexity
Increase instream habitat complexity by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Increase instream minimum flow to meet instream water right of 33 cfs below Indian Ford Creek.All aquatic focal species
Increase instream structural habitat complexity by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Increase instream structural habitat complexity in deficient reaches.All aquatic focal species
Increase interaction of rivers and floodplains
Increase large wood / structure by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Increase large wood by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Increase large woody debris or comparable natural instream structure by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Increase large woody debris or other comparable natural structure by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum perennial stream flows.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flow in the Deschutes River to meet instream water right.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flow.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows and channel habitat complexity, and provide fish passage at all artificial barriers to support production of resident and anadromous focal fish species during all life stages and provide connectivity to areas where good riparian and instream habitat currently or historically existed.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows by 25% by 2030, with a long-term objective to meet the instream water right.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows by 25% by 2030, with an ultimate objective of meeting the instream water right flow.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows by 25% by 2030.
Increase minimum stream flows by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows in lower Deschutes River tributaries and mainstem Deschutes.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows to provide efficient fish passage to all historic fish habitat in the assessment unit and provide connectivity between spawning and rearing habitats in the assessment unit and Deschutes River.All aquatic focal species
Increase minimum stream flows, channel habitat complexity, and provide fish passage at all artificial barriers to support production of residual redband trout populations during all life stages.Redband Trout
Increase minimum stream flows.All aquatic focal species
Increase or re-establish minimum perennial stream flows.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20% in appropriate stream channel types.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20% in reaches with suitable channel types by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20% in reaches with suitable channel types.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20% in reaches with suitable habitat types.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20% in suitable channel types.All aquatic focal species
Increase primary pool habitat by 20%.All aquatic focal species
Increase riparian function by 50% and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity.All species
Increase riparian function by 50% by protecting and maintaining healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity.All species
Increase riparian function by 50% by restoring and maintaining streambank stability and integrity by restoring vegetation such as willow and cottonwood.All species
Increase riparian function by 50% by restoring diverse riparian vegetative corridors and near-stream alder, aspen and cottonwood groves to provide 50% stream shading and increase stream bank stability to 50%.All species
Increase riparian function by 50% to help restore and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity.All species
Increase riparian function by 50%, including restoration of diverse riparian vegetative corridors.All species
Increase riparian function by 50%.All aquatic focal species
Increase riparian function by 50%.All species
Increase spring Chinook salmon habitat capacity by the equivalent of 702 adult fish (EDT projection).Spring Chinook
Increase spring Chinook salmon population life history diversity from 95% to 98% (EDT projection).Spring Chinook
Increase spring Chinook salmon population productivity from 5.4 to 7.0 (EDT projection).Spring Chinook
Increase stream flow to meet the instream water right flow.All aquatic focal species
Increase stream flows within this section of the Crooked River.All aquatic focal species
Increase stream flows, particularly in lower stream reaches.All aquatic focal species
Increase summer steelhead habitat capacity to produce 5,348 adult fish (EDT projection) with habitat restoration.Summer Steelhead
Increase summer steelhead population life history diversity from 18% to +50% (EDT projection).Summer Steelhead
Increase summer steelhead population life history diversity from 53% to 70% (EDT projection).Summer Steelhead
Increase summer steelhead population productivity from 1.2 to 2.3 or more (EDT projection).Summer Steelhead
Increase summer steelhead population productivity from 4.2 to 6.0 (EDT projection).Summer Steelhead
Increase the minimum summer flow.All aquatic focal species
Increase the numbers and distribution of beaver.American Beaver
Increase the quality and quantity of spawning habitat.All aquatic focal species
Increase the quality, quantity and distribution of salmonid spawning habitat.All aquatic focal species
Increase the summer steelhead habitat capacity by 425 or more adult fish.Summer Steelhead
Increase tributary primary pool habitat by 20%All aquatic focal species
Increase water infiltration, retention and soil stability, and native vegetation on uplands.
Initiate collaborative conservation, restoration and enhancement projects that improve native fish habitat and water quality.All aquatic focal species
Initiate programs to meet minimum winter flow levels as identified by State instream water rights in Upper Deschutes River from Wickiup reservoir to North Canal Dam.All aquatic focal species
Install protective fish screening at water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Insure that out-of-basin stray fish are prevented from entering the assessment unit when anadromous focal fish species are re-introduced.All anadromous focal species
Maintain a minimum instream flow of 80 cfs from Bowman Dam to Lake Billy Chinook to support the reestablishment of anadromous populations.All aquatic focal species
Maintain a population of redband trout of 1,500 to 2,500 fish per mile larger than 8 inches in length in the lower Deschutes River from Pelton Reregulating Dam to Sherars Falls.Redband Trout
Maintain a population of redband trout of 750 to 1,000 fish per mile larger than 8 inches in length in the lower Deschutes River below Sherars Falls.Redband Trout
Maintain and protect minimum stream flows.All aquatic focal species
Maintain and protect natural instream habitat structure and complexity.All aquatic focal species
Maintain beaver populations in suitable habitat in the mainstem and lower-to-middle tributaries.American Beaver
Maintain current distribution of bull trout and restore distribution in previously occupied areas within the John Day River Recovery Unit.Bull Trout
Maintain current distribution of bull trout in Odell Lake Recovery Unit and determine the feasibility of re-establishing self-sustaining bull trout populations within historically occupied areas.Bull Trout
Maintain existing riparian habitat vegetation and structure and restore degraded riparian and stream habitat, especially backwaters and oxbow sloughs and springs and seeps, to restore beaver populations in 50% of their historical range by 2030.American Beaver
Maintain existing riparian habitat vegetation and structure and restore degraded riparian habitat to produce suitable beaver habitat in 20% of the stream habitat that was historically inhabited by beaver. Restore 20% of oxbow sloughs and backwaters within lower gradient stream reaches.American Beaver
Maintain large wood structure/cover in Crane Prairie Reservoir.All aquatic focal species
Maintain or increase the life history diversity of the wild indigenous bull trout and redband trout in the assessment unit.Bull Trout
Maintain or increase the life history diversity of the wild indigenous bull trout and redband trout in the assessment unit.Redband Trout
Maintain or restore 497 acres of riparian habitat, as described in the following habitat complex discussions, along fifty-five miles of stream.All species
Maintain or restore 63 acres of riparian habitat along fourteen miles of stream.All species
Maintain or restore 867 acres of riparian habitat along ninety-six miles of stream to meet or exceed the interim habitat attribute objectives discussed in the following habitat complexes.All species
Maintain or restore a diverse riparian corridor.All aquatic focal species
Maintain protective fish screens at water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and mountain whitefish in White River and tributaries above White River Falls.Mountain Whitefish
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and mountain whitefish in White River and tributaries above White River Falls.Redband Trout
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and mountain whitefish.Mountain Whitefish
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and mountain whitefish.Redband Trout
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout in the Crooked River and tributaries above Ochoco and Bowman dams.Redband Trout
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance of adult redband and bull trout.Bull Trout
Maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance of adult redband and bull trout.Redband Trout
Maintain the channel width-to-depth ratio to less than 12.All aquatic focal species
Maintain the genetic and life history diversity of the wild indigenous redband trout.Redband Trout
Maintain the genetic diversity of the wild indigenous redband trout in the White River watershed.Redband Trout
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Deschutes Subbasin.All aquatic focal species
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Bull Trout
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Fall Chinook
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Pacific Lamprey
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Redband Trout
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Spring Chinook
Maintain the genetic diversity, adaptiveness, and abundance of the wild indigenous redband trout, steelhead, spring and fall Chinook salmon, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.Steelhead
Maintain the life history diversity of the wild redband trout in the Willow Creek system.Redband Trout
Maintain wild ungulate populations by protecting the quality and acreage of existing winter range.All species
Manage large areas of shrub-steppe to rejuvenate growth stages and restore native forbs to restore sage grouse habitat.
Meet state temperature standards for salmonid spawning and rearing.All aquatic focal species
Meet State water quality criteria for salmonid spawning and rearing.All aquatic focal species
Meet State water temperature criteria for salmonid spawning and rearing.All aquatic focal species
Meet State water temperature criterion for salmonid spawning and rearing.All species
Modify dams to provide fish passage.All aquatic focal species
Prevent the loss of fish at unscreened intakes.All aquatic focal species
Protect and enhance spawning and rearing areas in tributary reaches and provide connectivity to mainstem.All aquatic focal species
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations and re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Bull Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations and re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Pacific Lamprey
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations and re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations and re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Spring Chinook
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations and re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Summer Steelhead
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Bull Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Pacific Lamprey
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Sockeye
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Spring Chinook
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband and bull trout populations, and re-established Pacific lamprey, summer steelhead, spring Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.Summer Steelhead
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband trout and re-establish spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband trout and re-establish spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Spring Chinook
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband trout and re-establish spring chinook and summer steelhead populations.Summer Steelhead
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of redband trout.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance and connectivity of remnant redband populations. Restore core redband trout populations where possible.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance, connectivity and number of core redband trout populations.Redband Trout
Protect and increase distribution, population abundance, connectivity and number of redband trout populations.Redband Trout
Protect and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity.All species
Protect and maintain instream habitat structure and complexity.All aquatic focal species
Protect and restore important wildlife habitats, including backwaters, oxbow sloughs, seeps and springs, and cottonwood groves, willows, and aspen groves.
Protect and restore riparian habitat complexity, building on existing areas of good riparian habitats. Priority efforts should include restoration in areas where structural upgrade will encourage natural vegetative recovery. Native plant species should be used for riparian area re-vegetation, not exotic plant species.All species
Protect important habitats, including backwaters, oxbow sloughs, seeps and springs, properly functioning riparian stream corridors, cottonwood galleries, willows, aspen groves, and pine/white oak communities.All species
Protect or restore 1,471 acres of riparian habitat along 163 miles of stream in the Lower Westside Deschutes Assessment Unit.All species
Protect or restore 1,471 acres of riparian habitat along 163 miles of stream to meet interim habitat attribute criteria described for each assessment unit habitat complex.All species
Protect riparian and floodplain areas to encourage development of good habitat complexity and plant species diversity.All species
Protect ungulate winter ranges from development and other uses and restore the quality of winter ranges.All terrestrial focal species
Protect, restore and maintain 1,971 acres of riparian habitat along 219 miles of stream.All species
Protect, restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all redband and bull trout life history stages and strategies.Bull Trout
Protect, restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all redband and bull trout life history stages and strategies.Redband Trout
Protect, restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all redband trout life history stages and migratory patterns.Redband Trout
Protect, restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all redband trout life history stages and strategies.Redband Trout
Protect, restore and maintain the quality and quantity of aquatic and riparian habitat along ninety-nine miles of stream to meet or exceed habitat attribute objectives discussed in the following habitat complex discussions by 2030.All species
Provide connectivity and opportunities for redband and bull trout migration between local core populations.Bull Trout
Provide connectivity and opportunities for redband and bull trout migration between local core populations.Redband Trout
Provide connectivity for fish to areas where good riparian habitat currently or historically existed.All aquatic focal species
Provide connectivity to areas where good riparian and instream habitat currently or historically existed.All aquatic focal species
Provide efficient fish passage for focal fish species to all historic fish habitat in the assessment unit and provide connectivity between spawning and rearing habitats in the tributaries and mainstem Deschutes River.All aquatic focal species
Provide efficient fish passage to all historic fish habitat in the assessment unit and provide connectivity between spawning and rearing habitats in the tributaries and mainstem Deschutes River.All aquatic focal species
Provide efficient fish passage to all historic fish habitat in the assessment unit.All aquatic focal species
Provide efficient fish passage to key habitat and provide connectivity between spawning and rearing habitats in tributaries and mainstem Deschutes River.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage and protective screening at river dams.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at all artificial barriers and provide fish protection screens at water diversions.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at all artificial barriers.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at all artificial structures and barriers.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at artificial barriers on natural fish bearing streams by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at artificial barriers on natural fish bearing streams, except Wasco Dam by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at artificial barriers on natural fish bearing streams, excluding Badger Lake by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at artificial obstructions and eliminate entrainment.All aquatic focal species
Provide fish passage at Pelton Round Butte Complex and within the assessment unit.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens at all water diversions.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens at all water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens at water diversions on natural fish bearing streams and at Badger Lake Dam by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens at water diversions on natural fish bearing streams by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens at water diversions on natural fish bearing streams, including Wasco Dam by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Provide protective fish screens to facilitate anadromous fish passage at the Pelton Round Butte Complex.All anadromous focal species
Provide screening at all water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Provide suitable foraging habitat for sub adult and adult bull trout in the assessment unit.Bull Trout
Provide suitable habitat capacity for potential production of up to 1,016 summer steelhead adults returning annually to the subbasin.Summer Steelhead
Provide suitable habitat capacity for potential production of up to 1,052 spring Chinook adults returning annually to the subbasin.Spring Chinook
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and Pacific lamprey in Buck Hollow, Bakeoven, and Trout creek systems.Pacific Lamprey
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout and Pacific lamprey in Buck Hollow, Bakeoven, and Trout creek systems.Redband Trout
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile redband and bull trout, and re-established Pacific lamprey, life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness in the middle Deschutes River, Squaw Creek and Metolius River.Bull Trout
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile redband and bull trout, and re-established Pacific lamprey, life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness in the middle Deschutes River, Squaw Creek and Metolius River.Pacific Lamprey
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile redband and bull trout, and re-established Pacific lamprey, life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness in the middle Deschutes River, Squaw Creek and Metolius River.Redband Trout
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile redband trout life history stages and migratory patterns to maintain stable or increasing trends in abundance and adaptiveness of redband trout in the assessment unit.Redband Trout
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile spring chinook life history stages and migratory patterns to achieve and maintain an annual spawner escapement of 1,800 to 2,150 naturally produced spring Chinook salmon (EDT Projection) into assessment unit streams by 2030. This population would be distributed to the following stream systems: Metolius River 1,400–1,600, Squaw Creek 250–350 and Middle Deschutes 150-200 fish when passage is established at the Pelton Round Butte and Squaw Creek dams.Spring Chinook
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile spring chinook life history stages and migratory patterns to achieve and maintain an annual spawner escapement of 750 to 1,000 naturally produced spring Chinook salmon into Crooked River.Spring Chinook
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile summer steelhead life history stages and migratory patterns to achieve and maintain an annual spawner escapement of 1,600 to 1,850 naturally produced adult summer steelhead (EDT Projection) into assessment unit streams. This population would be distributed to the following stream systems: Metolius River 600 - 700, Squaw Creek 700 – 800 and Middle Deschutes River 300 – 350 fish when passage is established at the Pelton Round Butte and Squaw Creek dams.Summer Steelhead
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult and juvenile summer steelhead life history stages and migratory patterns to achieve and maintain an annual spawner escapement of 700 to 1,000 naturally produced adult summer steelhead into assessment unit streams.Summer Steelhead
Provide suitable habitat conditions for adult focal fish species spawning, holding and movement, and juvenile summer steelhead life history stages and migratory patterns.All aquatic focal species
Provide suitable habitat conditions for Pacific lamprey.Pacific Lamprey
Provide suitable habitat conditions for restored self-sustaining populations of sockeye salmon in the Metolius/Lake Billy Chinook and Link Creek/Suttle Lake habitat complexes when passage is re-established at the Pelton Round Butte Complex.Sockeye
Provide sustainable, naturally functioning habitat conditions needed for the longterm survival of focal species through their life cycles and under a full range of environmental variation.All species
Provide upstream and downstream passage for fish at road culverts and artificial obstructions in streams above Crane Prairie Reservoir.All aquatic focal species
Reconnect core redband trout populations across the assessment unit.Redband Trout
Reconnect redband trout populations across the assessment unit.Redband Trout
Reduce channel incision and improve floodplain function.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel incision by 50%All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width by 50% in degraded stream reaches.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width by 50%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width to depth ratio to less than 10.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width-to-depth ratio in Prineville Valley reach (RM34-57) to less than 15.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width-to-depth ratio to less than 10.All aquatic focal species
Reduce channel width-to-depth ratio to less than 12.All aquatic focal species
Reduce concentrated recreation and other impacts on riparian stream corridors.All species
Reduce erosion by implementing spring ramping rates (0.1 ft/ 4 hrs rising).All aquatic focal species
Reduce extreme streamflow fluctuations caused by artificial water withdrawals, storage and releases
Reduce fine sediment by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce fine sediment in the stream substrate by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce fine sediments by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce fine substrate sediment by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce grazing impacts on riparian stream corridors.All species
Reduce Interactions with Hatchery and Exotic Populations
Reduce maximum stream temperature by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce maximum stream temperature by to meet water quality standards.All aquatic focal species
Reduce maximum stream temperatures by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce maximum stream temperatures by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce maximum stream water temperatures by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce non-spring fed (warm water) tributaries maximum stream temperatures by 25% by increasing shade and floodplain function.All aquatic focal species
Reduce seasonal flow fluctuations in the river between Wickiup Reservoir and Crane Prairie Dam.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream channel width.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream sediment delivery from road sources and other upland sources.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream sediment delivery from road systems, unstable stream banks, and recreational use and forest practices.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream sediment delivery from upland sources.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream sediment loads by 25% by 2030.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream substrate embeddedness between the Pelton Reregulating Dam and the White River confluence by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream substrate embeddedness by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream substrate embeddedness by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream substrate sedimentation by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream temperature to meet State water quality criteria for salmonid spawning and rearing.All aquatic focal species
Reduce stream temperatures to meet State water quality standards.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate embeddedness by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate embeddedness to less than 10%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate fine sediment by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate fine sediment by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate fine sediment percentage to less than 10%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce substrate sedimentation by 30%.All aquatic focal species
Reduce the risk of catastrophic fire associated with lateral fuel buildup.All species
Reduce the risk of catastrophic fire.All aquatic focal species
Reduce the risk of catastrophic fire.All species
Reduce upland sediment delivery from unstable slopes and road system drainage.All aquatic focal species
Reduce/manage seasonal reservoir pool fluctuation.All aquatic focal species
Reestablish fish passage at Pelton Round Butte Complex and other artificial barriers.All aquatic focal species
Re-establish passage of anadromous and resident focal fish species.All aquatic focal species
Re-establish summer steelhead and Pacific lamprey into historic habitat.Pacific Lamprey
Re-establish summer steelhead and Pacific lamprey into historic habitat.Summer Steelhead
Re-establish summer steelhead and Pacific lamprey.Pacific Lamprey
Re-establish summer steelhead and Pacific lamprey.Summer Steelhead
Restore 20% of oxbow sloughs and backwaters within former beaver habitat areas.American Beaver
Restore 25% of the historic oxbow sloughs and backwater habitat.All aquatic focal species
Restore and increase fish distribution, population abundance, connectivity with adjacent core redband trout populations.Redband Trout
Restore and maintain a minimum flow of 6.5 cfs at the stream’s confluence with Crooked River. Work toward long-term goal of meeting instream water right of 23 cfs.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain a perennial flow with a minimum flow of 6 cfs at the stream’s confluence with Crooked River. Work toward long-term goal of meeting instream water right flow of 21 cfs measured at the stream’s confluence with Crooked River.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain a perennial flow with an interim minimum flow of 1 cfs above RM 4.5 until the instream water right is met.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain diverse riparian stream corridors by increasing riparian function 50%.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain grasslands and ponderosa pine forests (including white oak component) to benefit wildlife populations.
Restore and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and fish and wildlife species diversity to meet biological objectives.All species
Restore and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity, particularly in the Bridge Creek Burn area.All species
Restore and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity, such as cottonwood, willow and dead and downed wood.All species
Restore and maintain healthy riparian and floodplain areas with good habitat complexity and species diversity.All species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity and cover.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity by increasing large wood or other comparable natural structure by 25%.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces of large wood or comparable natural structure per 100 meters of stream channel.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces of large wood per 100 meters of stream channel or other comparable structure.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces of large wood, or comparable structure, per 100 meters of stream channel.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces of large woody debris or comparable natural structure per 100 meters of stream channel.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces per 100 meters of stream channel.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat complexity.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat throughout the reach.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain instream habitat.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain native interior grasslands.
Restore and maintain native upland vegetative conditions to improve overall watershed health.All species
Restore and maintain numbers of indigenous bull trout and Pacific Lamprey throughout their historic ranges within the assessment unit.Bull Trout
Restore and maintain numbers of indigenous bull trout and Pacific Lamprey throughout their historic ranges within the assessment unit.Pacific Lamprey
Restore and maintain numbers of indigenous Pacific Lamprey throughout their historic ranges.Pacific Lamprey
Restore and maintain permanent water to provide beaver habitat in those historic areas where this habitat existed.American Beaver
Restore and maintain riparian habitat along stream and reservoir margins.All species
Restore and maintain streambank stability and integrity.All aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain upland vegetative conditions to improve overall watershed health to increase water infiltration, retention and permeability rates, and soil stability.All species
Restore and maintain upland vegetative conditions to improve overall watershed health, especially Oregon white oak groves, ponderosa pine forests, and shrub steppe that have been lost since historic times.
Restore and maintain upland vegetative conditions to improve overall watershed health.All species
Restore and maintain upland vegetative conditions, especially lodgepole pine forests and grasslands where these habitats formerly existed, to improve overall watershed health to increase water infiltration, retention and permeability rates, and soil stability.
Restore and protect important wildlife habitats, including backwaters, oxbow sloughs, seeps and springs, and cottonwood groves, willows, and aspen groves for focal wildlife species.All species
Restore and protect riparian and floodplain habitat complexity.All species
Restore and then maintain historic distribution, population abundance, connectivity and number of redband trout populations.All aquatic focal species
Restore and then maintain historic redband trout distribution and connectivity to existing redband trout populations.Redband Trout
Restore and/or maintain instream habitat complexity with a minimum of 20 pieces of large wood or comparable natural structure per 100 meters of stream channel.All aquatic focal species
Restore aspen groves, cottonwood groves, and willow swamps to at least 50% of former areas to restore habitat for the Columbia spotted frog and other wildlife.Columbia Spotted Frog
Restore beaver colonies in tributaries above the influence of fluctuating reservoir water levels.American Beaver
Restore beaver colonies to 25% of historic areas.American Beaver
Restore beaver colonies to at least 20% of historic habitat areas within 25 years.American Beaver
Restore beaver colonies to at least 20% of their historic habitat.American Beaver
Restore bull trout to historic habitats by maintaining or increasing the life history diversity of the wild indigenous bull trout and providing connectivity and opportunities for migration between local core populations.Bull Trout
Restore Columbia spotted frogs to 25% of historic areas.Columbia Spotted Frog
Restore connectivity between spawning and rearing habitats in the tributaries and mainstem Deschutes River.All aquatic focal species
Restore degraded riparian habitat to produce suitable beaver habitat in 25% of the historical beaver habitat.American Beaver
Restore diverse riparian vegetative corridors and near-stream aspen and cottonwood groves to increase riparian function by 50%.All species
Restore diverse riparian vegetative corridors to increase riparian function by 50%.All aquatic focal species
Restore diverse riparian vegetative corridors to increase riparian function by 50%.All species
Restore diverse riparian vegetative corridors to provide 80% stream shading and increase stream bank stability to 80%.All aquatic focal species
Restore diverse riparian vegetative function by 50%.All aquatic focal species
Restore fish passage at all artificial barriers.All aquatic focal species
Restore fish passage to historical habitat and screen all water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Restore fish passage to historical habitat in upper Squaw Creek.All aquatic focal species
Restore historic habitat conditions to support re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and sockeye salmon and summer steelhead during all life stages.Pacific Lamprey
Restore historic habitat conditions to support re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and sockeye salmon and summer steelhead during all life stages.Sockeye
Restore historic habitat conditions to support re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and sockeye salmon and summer steelhead during all life stages.Spring Chinook
Restore historic habitat conditions to support re-introduced Pacific lamprey, spring chinook and sockeye salmon and summer steelhead during all life stages.Summer Steelhead
Restore impaired stream channel areas.All aquatic focal species
Restore instream habitat complexity.All aquatic focal species
Restore interior grassland habitat areas in historic grassland areas, with the highest priority areas closely adjacent to streams.
Restore native resident fish populations, including redband trout and mountain whitefish, to historic habitats.All resident focal species
Restore natural grasslands, early-succession shrub lands, and cover areas such as aspen and cottonwood groves to reduce big game concentrations in riparian corridors.
Restore natural grasslands, early-succession shrub lands, and cover areas such as aspen and cottonwood groves to reduce big game concentrations in riparian corridors.All species
Restore natural upland vegetationAll species
Restore oxbow sloughs and backwaters.All aquatic focal species
Restore oxbow sloughs, backwaters, springs and seeps to produce areas with good wildlife species diversity.All terrestrial focal species
Restore ponderosa pine forests, shrub steppe prairies, and white oak and cottonwood groves.
Restore riparian and floodplain woody vegetative species diversity including willow, cottonwoods and aspen.
Restore riparian ecosystem habitat complexity and species diversity - Achieve an adequate and sustainable supply of standing and downed dead wood in streamside environments.
Restore riparian ecosystem habitat complexity and species diversity - Improve extent and composition of riparian areas.
Restore riparian ecosystem habitat complexity and species diversity.
Restore riparian habitat complexity, preferably to build on, or extend, areas where good riparian habitat exists now or did historically.All species
Restore self-sustaining populations of sockeye salmon in the Metolius/Lake Billy Chinook and Link Creek/Suttle Lake habitat complexes when passage is reestablished at the Pelton Round Butte Complex.Sockeye
Restore spawning habitat in the mainstem between Wickiup Dam and Pringle Falls. Priority efforts include improving winter flows, restoring channel structure and selectively increasing spawning gravel availability.All aquatic focal species
Restore stream meander and oxbow sloughs.All aquatic focal species
Restore summer steelhead and spring chinook throughout their historic ranges.Spring Chinook
Restore summer steelhead and spring chinook throughout their historic ranges.Summer Steelhead
Restore water tables under former wet meadows and stream floodplains to provide natural sub-irrigation and stream flow and moderate stream temperature.All aquatic focal species
Restore water tables under former wet meadows and stream floodplains to provide natural sub-irrigation and stream flow and stream temperature moderation.All aquatic focal species
Restore water tables under former wet meadows and stream floodplains to provide natural sub-irrigation and stream flow and stream temperature moderation.All species
Restore water tables under former wet meadows and stream floodplains to provide natural sub-irrigation and stream flow and temperature moderation.All species
Restore water tables under former wet meadows and stream floodplains.All aquatic focal species
Restore water tables under former wet meadows, stream floodplains and valleys.All species
Restore/maintain upland vegetative conditions to improve overall watershed health to increase water infiltration, retention and permeability rates, and soil stability.All species
Retain existing lodgepole pine and ponderosa pine forests, and restore these forests to historic areas wherever possible to benefit focal wildlife species, including white-headed woodpecker and mule deer.
Screen all water diversions to protect fish.All aquatic focal species
Screen all water intakes.All aquatic focal species
Stabilize roads, crossings and other sources of sediment delivery.All aquatic focal species
Westside - 4,500-5,000 natural adults (plus 1,600-1,850 in areas not currently accessible)
Eastside - 2,400-2,900 natural adults
Crooked River - 700-1,000 natural adults
Summer Steelhead

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