The Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) was authorized by Congress in 1976 to replace the lost fish and wildlife resources caused by the construction and operation of four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington. The Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, requested that the Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) review the Spring Chinook Hatchery Program of the LSRCP.

The ISRP review of projects implemented under the LSRCP was directed in 1998 by U.S. Congress Senate-House conference report for the fiscal year 1999 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.

A three-year rolling programmatic review organized by species was initiated and completed for the spring Chinook program in 2011, steelhead program in 2013 and fall Chinook program in 2014.

Spring Chinook Review 2011

Steelhead Review 2013

Fall Chinook 2014

ISRP Summary Review of the LSRCP 2011-2014

  • This report (ISRP 2014-6, June 2014) summarizes the ISRP's review of the LSRCP's three hatchery programs