This report is the Independent Scientific Review Panel's (ISRP) final review of proposals submitted for funding in the Columbia River Gorge and Inter-Mountain provinces. It contains identification of general issues, an overview of the evaluation process, and final recommendations and detailed comments for each proposal submitted. Each ISRP recommendation includes a comparison with CBFWA's prioritization and takes into account project sponsor responses to the ISRP's preliminary review.
This marks the end of the ISRP's duties in the first iteration of the provincial review process, and although the process can use some fine-tuning, the ISRP is enthusiastic about the new approach. The ISRP found the addition of subbasin summaries, site visits, project sponsor presentations, and a formal response loop to be a major improvement in the peer review process.