This new tool is designed to help evaluate the performance of the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The Program Tracker compiles and displays data and information on Strategy Performance Indicators to track the status of ecological and biological conditions.
At the September Fish and Wildlife Committee meeting, staff completed their presentation on part one of a five-part retrospective on how the Fish and Wildlife Program has performed over the last 40 years.
The Council’s Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program represents a 40-year effort to mitigate the effects of the hydropower system on fish and wildlife in the basin.
The Council has received 51 sets of recommendations in response to its request for revisions to its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The request was issued last May and the submittal deadline was in mid-December.
Scientists say the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program has 'many strengths' but also important weaknesses. The Council is getting ready to begin the next program revision.
In October, the Council approved the latest version of its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, revised every five years. Now the Council is beginning to discuss how it will be implemented.