The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of all FWP funded projects within the basin. The biological goal and objectives for the basin will be linked to specific strategies and tasks to be completed by the proposed new and on-going projects
Summer Steelhead, Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook, Coho, Native wildlife species including habitat indicator species
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)
Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Development of A Comprehensive Plan for Rehabilitation of Anadromous Fish Stocks in the Umatilla River Subbasin
Initation of Habitat Enhancement Projects
Completion of Three Mile Dam ladder and adult trapping facility
Initiation of Umatilla Natural Production M&E
Completion of Umatilla Hatchery - began production of fall and spring chinook and summer steelhead juveniles for release into the Umatilla River
Identified potential wildlife mitigation opportunities by priority (OTAP Project)
Initiation of juvenile salmonid outmigration studies
Created series of databases and GOA layers to assist in the evaluation of potential wildlife mitigation projects (GAP Analysis Project)
Full implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the Umatilla Basin Water Exchange Project
Construction of new ladders and screens at major irrigation diversions along the Umatilla River occurred thoughout the late 1980's and 1990's
Construction of Umatilla Satellite facilities for acclimating juveniles and holding adult broodstock occurred throughout the late 1980's and 1990's
This "umbrella" proposal does a good job of providing the context for some of the proposals in the Umatilla Basin. It spells out the objectives in terms of numbers of fish, and identifies strategies for achieving the objectives. The Umatilla Plan was presented to the NPPC in 1989 as an experimental approach. Research, monitoring and evaluation were incorporated to address the uncertainties in the experiment. References to monitoring and evaluation reports are cited.
Umbrella proposals should include a project designed to integrate the information from the projects it covers and evaluate effectiveness of the unified plan and its objectives. This evaluation would be in terms of numbers of fish before and after implementation of the plan.
No explanation is given for not proceeding with an option being explored to pump Columbia River water into McKay reservoir as a possible measure to provide for fish passage in the river below and as a means of temperature control. Presumably, it would be quite expensive.
Criteria all: Met? NA - This is by far the best umbrella document produced and should be used as the model for all the other umbrella documents (project # 20541 may be the exception as it is fairly complete). The other umbrella documents and multi-year plans are inadequate.