On June 30, 2000, the Council requested that the ISRP review the master plan for the "Consumptive Sturgeon Fishery - Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs" project. The goal of the project is to provide fishery opportunities for white sturgeon in Oxbow and Hells Canyon reservoirs to mitigate for loss of white sturgeon fisheries in Columbia and Snake River basins due to hydropower development and operations. This review is a partial Step One review under the Council’s Three-Step Review Process.
The ISRP’s review is provided in two sections: 1) Recommendations and Findings, 2) Specific ISRP Reviewer Comments.
The Specific Reviewer Comments are incorporated in the three-step review template submitted by the Nez Perce Tribe.