This review reflects the latest of several independent scientific reviews by the ISRP dating back five years. The ISRP conducted this scientific review at the Council’s request. The overall goal of CSMEP is to improve agency monitoring and evaluation of fish populations in the Columbia Basin. CSMEP represents a major commitment towards regionally integrated monitoring and evaluation.
The ISRP concludes that the CSMEP proposal (200303600) Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified – for some components). The ISRP feels that some elements of this large project are making good progress (e.g., tributary habitat) while others (e.g., hatchery and harvest effectiveness monitoring) will require additional planning.