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200734000 - Multidisciplinary collaborative approach to aquatic habitat monitoring & evaluation in the Walla Walla Subbasin

Sponsor: Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council

Budgets: FY07: $275,000 | FY08: $284,800 | FY09: $297,200

Short description: This project monitors and evaluates aquatic habitat conditions in the Walla Walla Subbasin using stream, surface water, and groundwater performance metrics. It complements BPA proposal: Walla Walla Subbasin Collaborative Salmonid Monitoring & Evaluation.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $228,533 | FY08: $228,533 | FY09: $228,534

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The ISRP found the responses to be appropriate and informative. The nature of the collaboration and the roles of the collaborators were explained sufficiently to relieve previous uncertainties. Also, the list of accomplishments for earlier projects is lengthy and indicates that a fair bit of work has been done to assist with information available to managers and decision-makers. For example, results of the work by CTUIR was provided to demonstrate past outcomes based on presentation of quantitative information. WDFW primarily presented activities undertaken but few quantitative results were described. Even so, it appears as though the WDFW work is substantial. The sponsors have provided an improved description of the sampling protocol and the use of EMAP as a basic sampling approach and design - the results of which should inform future decisions and efforts.

State/province recommendation: Not fundable due to budget constraints

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

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

Comment:

State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

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

Comment: See Washington guidance