At the Council’s May 9, 2011 request, the ISRP reviewed a response to its recent review of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation’s Fish Accord Project, Natural Production Monitoring and Management (#2008-311-00). The project goals are to (1) continue annual life stage monitoring of wild spring Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek, and (2) provide management and co-management direction of fisheries resources in the Deschutes River Subbasin. The ISRP reviewed earlier versions of this proposal in 2008, 2010, and 2011. In its latest review of April 26, 2011, the ISRP provided specific recommendations and comments for each of the projects’ objectives (ISRP 2011-11).
The ISRP requests a response for the remaining three objectives (A, C, and D) that do not have final ISRP recommendations. The project proponents are making progress with each iterative review. For the next response, the ISRP is requesting more information on decision making and data acquisition; statistical support for the project’s sample size (especially in terms of the PIT-tagging effort); and the field protocols for the GRTS sampling plan including how to account for the inaccessibility of some sites. See the attached memo for details.