At any point in time, this program is implemented through the collective work of hundreds of projects, funded by ratepayers. For the program to be effective and accountable, reporting and tracking processes are necessary to ensure scientific soundness of projects, track program results to guide future decision making, coordinate with other projects and programs, and to prioritize new work as funds become available. The Council will rely on the procedures in this section to coordinate project review and implementation.
The procedures for implementing this program will ensure that planning results in on-the-ground actions and that those actions be reported to guide future decisions. The Council will use the procedures in this section to integrate Bonneville funding for this program with ESA requirements and the collaborating programs of the states, tribes, and federal and local governments. This section incorporates advances made in recent years to improve project selection and management practices for fiscal accountability and improved reporting.