Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion
Tributary Habitat Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Reclamation’s FCRPS Tributary Habitat Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Program is coordinated with the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP). The FCRPS Action Agencies (Reclamation, USACE, and BPA) have made major contributions to the following PNAMP activities listed below:

Reclamation’s Methow Subbasin Intensively Monitored Watershed Program (Methow IMW)

Reclamation’s primary Tributary Habitat RME activity is focused on carrying out the requirements of the FCRPS Biological Opinion in the Methow IMW in Washington to:

  • monitor and evaluate tributary habitat conditions and limiting factors
  • evaluate the effectiveness of tributary habitat actions
  • provide results to inform FCRPS BiOp expert panels
  • manage RME data

Reclamation has developed innovative methods to quantify the relationships between habitat conditions and fish productivity. In the field, Reclamation has contracted work and coordinated the work of other partners to collect data that:

  • parameterizes the models (261 kb PDF) used to quantify these relationships, or
  • is used to validate the models

Reclamation has also developed an innovative approach to data acquisition and data management that serves the RME needs of all of the IMW partners.

03/2014 The response of stream perphyton to Pacific salmon PDF 738 kb
05/2013 Beaver Creek Passage Improvement Study PDF 730 kb
05/2013 Monitoring the Benefits of Instream Habitat Diversity PDF 449 kb
05/2013 More Fish Use Reconnected Side Channel near Elbow Coulee PDF 2 mb
03/2013 Methow Intensively Monitored Watershed 2012 Annual Report PDF 18 mb

Related Documents

John Day Subbasin
04/2009 A physiological approach to quantifying thermal habitat quality for Redband Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri) in the south Fork John Day River, Oregon PDF 267 kb
09/2008 How the Animals Found Their Places: Pattern Detection, Experimentation, and Epistemology in a High Desert Stream Fish Assemblage PDF 1.35 mb
03/2008 Biophysical Factors Driving the Distribution and Abundance of Redband/Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri) in the South Fork John Day River Basin, Oregon, USA PDF 560 kb
04/2007 Third Annual Report to the Bureau of Reclamation: Indexing Carrying Capacity of Salmonids on the Basis of Longitudinal Stream Temperatures PDF 1.52 mb
12/2006 Seasonal Life History of Oncorhynchus mykiss in the South Fork John Day River Basin, Oregon PDF 458 kb
11/2006 LiDAR Remote Sensing Data Collection: Desolation Creek, Middle Fork John Day River, and John Day River, Oregon PDF 1.65 mb
01/2004 John Day River Basin Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss Data and Information Compilation PDF 3.2 mb
  Irrigation Water Management Features ZIP 3.68 mb
Landscape Studies
11/2012 Chapter 9.—Using Remote Sensing to Assess Anthropogenic Influences on Stream Temperature PDF 2 mb
06/2011 Landscape classification of Pacific Northwest hydrologic units based on natural features and human disturbance to support salmonid research and management PDF 2.53 mb
Upper Columbia
2012 The Floodplain Food Web Mosaic: A Study of its Importance to Pacific Salmon, with Implications for their Restoration PDF 2.55 mb
2012 Monitoring of Stream Restoration Habitat on the Main Stem of the Methow River, Washington, During the Pre-Treatment Phase (October 2008–May 2012) with a Progress Report for Activities from March 2011 to November 2011 PDF 256 kb
2012 The floodplain food web mosaic: a study of its importance to salmon and steelhead with implications for their recovery (preprint) PDF 1 mb
08/2012 Genetic Variation in Oncorhynchus mykiss in Tributaries to the Lower Methow Basin PDF 803 kb
08/2012 Effectiveness of Actions in Beaver Creek PDF 894 kb
04/2012 Colonization of Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in a Natal Stream After Barrier Removal PDF 130 kb
12/2011 The ecological importance of floodplains in montane river networks: Implications for habitat restoration and salmon recovery PDF 2.96 mb
10/2011 Colonization of Wild and Hatchery Steelhead in a Small Tributary after Barrier Removal PDF 1.46 mb
2010 Effectiveness of a Redesigned Water Diversion Using Rock Vortex Weirs to Enhance Longitudinal Connectivity for Small Salmonids PDF 293 kb
2010 Guidelines for Calculating and Enhancing Detection Efficiency of PIT Tag Interrogation Systems PDF 300 kb
11/2010 Effectiveness of a redesigned water diversion using rock vortex weirs 5 to enhance longitudinal connectivity for small salmonids PDF 293 kb
11/2010 Mainstem Methow habitat effectiveness monitoring of stream restoration: Study Plan update for FY2011 and FY2012 PDF 680 kb
02/2010 Assessing Limitations to Life History Diversity to Help Prioritize Actions for Restoring Steelhead PDF 1 mb
2009 Hydraulic modeling and upstream fish passage effectiveness evaluation at rock vortex weirs based on field observations PDF 283 kb
2009 Contribution to steelhead smolt production from differing life history strategies: downstream movement as parr versus staying until time of smolting PDF 1.7 mb
2008 Measuring the Performance of Two Stationary Interrogation Systems for Detecting Downstream and Upstream Movement of PIT-Tagged Salmonids PDF 287 kb
01/2008 Lower Methow Tributaries Intensive Effectiveness Monitoring Study Interim Report For the period: July 2004-November 2006 PDF 1.4 mb
2007 Effectiveness of a redesigned water diversion using rock vortex weirs 5 to enhance longitudinal connectivity for small salmonids PDF 277 kb

Jude Trapani
Program Coordinator
(208) 378-5358

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Region
Columbia/Snake Salmon Recovery Office
1150 N Curtis Road
Boise, Idaho 83706

Last Updated: 9/16/16