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200726700 - Probabilistic Monitoring of the Status and Trends of Habitat, Water Quality, and Fish Presence in the Washington Portion of the Columbia River Basin

Sponsor: Interagency Committee (IAC)

Budgets: FY07: $835,391 | FY08: $1,076,591 | FY09: $1,076,591

Short description: The Washington State Office of the Interagency Committee (IAC) on behalf of the Governor’s Forum on Monitoring (FORUM) and in cooperation with the Department of Ecology, Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office (GSRO), and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Not fundable

Comment:

The principal thrust of the proposed work is to determine status and trends of habitat, water quality, and fish. The proposal, however, primarily describes and justifies the sampling design. In effect, there are no methods proposed to accomplish the stated objectives. The parameters that will be measured are simply mentioned, the specific metrics and sampling methods are not given, and the methods of data analysis and quality control are not presented. The proposal was not fully developed.

State/province recommendation: MS: Recommended Action

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: Although monitoring is a high priority throughout the CRB, a concerted effort is needed to prioritize what to monitor and where during the 2007-2009 period.