At the Council’s May 5, 2010 request, the ISRP reviewed a revised proposal for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s Accord project titled Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan Implementation (2008-524-00). We reviewed an initial proposal in June 2009 (ISRP 2009-24). At that time the proposal was titled Pacific Lamprey Passage Design. The title was changed to more accurately reflect the wide scope of the project, which is to improve adult and juvenile Pacific lamprey passage through mainstem and tributary blockages. It also will provide information and actions to reduce uncertainties with respect to mainstem lamprey distribution and abundance, habitat quality, habitat use, and genetic characteristics. The project is also intended to implement specific objectives of the Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan for the Columbia River Basin. The ISAB reviewed a draft of that plan in December 2009 (ISAB 2009-3).
The ISRP’s review of the revised proposal is attached. The ISRP’s recommendation of Meets Scientific Review Criteria (In Part, Qualified) is complex due to the varying levels of justification for the multiple components of the proposed lamprey restoration implementation program.