At the Council’s request, the ISRP reviewed a November 2011 response and revised proposal for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation’s Fish Accord project, Monitoring Wild Populations of Spring Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Summer Steelhead (O. mykiss) in Tributaries of the Lower Deschutes River within the Boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (2008-311-00). This project was previously titled Natural Production Monitoring and Management. The ISRP reviewed earlier versions of this proposal: one in 2008, one in 2010, and two in 2011.
The ISRP recommends that the revised proposal meets scientific review criteria (qualified) and additional responses to the ISRP are not needed. In general the project proponents provide sufficient justification for collecting and analyzing information on juvenile abundance to assess stream capacity, outmigration abundance, and migration timing for juveniles and adults. Data collected will also allow a better description of spring Chinook diversity, adult abundance, and pre-spawning mortality. Although the ISRP does not need to review any additional responses, the ISRP provides a number of suggestions that the project proponents should address in development of a final statement of work and implementation of the project.