At the Council's June 2004 request, the ISRP reviewed the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Tribes) Master Plan for the Chief Joseph Dam Hatchery Program, Project # 2003-023-00. This is a Step 1 review in the Council's Three Step Review Process. Step 1 is the feasibility stage, and all major components and elements of a project should be identified. This review focuses on the Colville Tribe's responses to the Step 1 scientific review elements specified by the Council (Chapter 3 of the Master Plan provides a reference to the review elements).
This project was formed from two proposals submitted for the Columbia Cascade Province project selection process to address fish propagation, fish harvest, and research monitoring and evaluation needs in the Okanogan subbasin -- Proposal #29040 Develop and Propagate Local Okanogan River Summer/Fall Chinook, and #29033 Design and Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation Associated with the Reestablishment of Okanogan Basin Natural Production. These proposals received favorable ISRP reviews and support from the Council, CBFWA, NOAA, and eventually BPA. Subsequently, the Colville Tribes, Council, and Bonneville agreed to add a separable spring Chinook component to the master planning effort. The spring Chinook component is presented in a single separate chapter in the Master Plan and all costs and facility requirements are presented as separable components. The ISRP review considers both the fall/summer and spring Chinook components.