This is the ISRP’s final review of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation proposal, Deschutes River Restoration Program, #2008-301-00. This project is called for in the Columbia River Fish Accords. The proposal states that "the program will focus on projects aimed at improving instream habitat along with holistic watershed restoration directed at factors limiting salmonid production. Projects will target four broad limiting factors including habitat complexity and quantity, fine sediment, waters temperature, and altered hydrology."
On December 15, 2008, the ISRP completed its initial review of the original proposal and sent a memo to the project proponent requesting additional information that would allow a complete scientific review. On July 28, 2009, the Council sent the ISRP the project proponents’ response (200k PDF) and requested an ISRP review. The ISRP found that, although there can be benefits to this effort, greater detail is still needed before a scientific assessment of the proposal can be completed. The ISRP believes the best course of action is for the project proponents to submit a new proposal description that provides the needed detail.
Recommendation: Does not meet scientific review criteria