At the request of the Council, the Independent Scientific Review Panel reviewed a March 28, 2003 submittal from the project sponsors of the Idaho Supplementation Studies (ISS). The submittal was requested by the Council to address issues and concerns raised by the ISRP (ISRP 2001-12A) and subsequent conditions the Council placed on the ISS as part of Fiscal Year 2002 Mountain Snake Province project selection process (Programmatic Issue #10).
The ISRP's final recommendation is to fund the Idaho Supplementation Study for one year subject to requirements for 1) carcass data collection in 2003, and 2) peer review of the ISS's pilot analysis following the 2003 field season and the final design of the Phase III segment. This analysis, design, and peer review should be conducted before the 2004 field season.
The rationale and details of the ISRP findings are provided in the full report.