Rogue River Basin Project Biological Opinion

On April 2, 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) issued a final biological opinion (BiOp) for the Future Operation and Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project, Oregon. The BiOp concluded the future operation of the Rogue River Basin Project was not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of Southern Oregon and Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat for SONCC coho salmon.

In addition to the continued operation and maintenance of the federal project facilities, the NOAA Fisheries determination of not likely to jeopardize was based on the following commitments proposed by Reclamation:

  • Minimum In-stream Flow Requirements
  • Habitat Uplift (Large Wood Additions)
  • Flow Ramping Procedures
  • Fish Passage Improvements
  • Riparian Zone Restoration

The purpose of this program is to ensure the successful and timely implementation of the five commitments identified above.

Biological Assessment & Opinion
04/2012 Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion and Manuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Response for the Future Operation & Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project-NOAA PDF 1.15 mb
03/2012 Biological Assessment on the Future Operation and Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project and Effects on Essential Fish Habitat Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act PDF 18.44 mb
Additional Documents
06/2017 Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek and Little Creek Watersheds: Bear Creek Project 24.7 PDF 638 kb
07/2016 Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek and Little Butte Creek Watersheds: Neil Creek Project 2.0 PDF 425 kb
06/2016 Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek and Little Butte Creek Watersheds: South Fork Little Butte Creek Project 1.3 PDF 518 kb
06/2016 Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek and Little Butte Creek Watersheds: South Fork Little Butte Creek Project 2.2 PDF 560 kb
07/2015 Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek and Little Butte Creek Watersheds PDF 1.35 mb

Contact

Gregg Garnett
Bend Field Office Manager
ggarnett@usbr.gov
(509) 575-5848 x 226

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Region
Bend Field Office Office
1375 SE Wilson Ave, Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702-2607

Brian Drake
Project Manager
bdrake@usbr.gov
(208) 378-5366

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Regional Office
1150 N. Curtis Road
Boise, ID 83706-1234


Last Updated: 8/29/17