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Title: Idaho Habitat Evaluation for Off-Site Mitigation Record : Annual Report 1987.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been monitoring and evaluating existing and proposed habitat improvement projects for steelhead (Salmo gairdneri) and chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Clearwater and Salmon River drainages over the last four years. Projects included in the evaluation are funded by, or proposed for funding by, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) under the Northwest Power Planning Act as off-site mitigation for downstream hydropower development on the Snake and Columbia rivers. A mitigation record is being developed to use increased smolt production at full seeding as the best measure of benefit from a habitat enhancement project. Determination of full benefit from a project depends on presence of adequate numbers of fish to document actual increases in fish production. The depressed nature of upriver anadromous stocks have precluded attainment of full benefit of any habitat project in Idaho. Partial benefit will be credited to the mitigation record in the interim period of run restoration. According to the BPA Work Plan, project implementors have the primary responsibility for measuring physical habitat and estimating habitat change. To date, Idaho habitat projects have been implemented primarily by the US Forest Service (USFS). The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT) have sponsored threemore » projects (Bear Valley Mine, Yankee Fork, and the proposed East Fork Salmon River projects). IDFG implemented two barrier-removal projects (Johnson Creek and Boulder Creek) that the USFS was unable to sponsor at that time. The role of IDFG in physical habitat monitoring is primarily to link habitat quality and habitat change to changes in actual, or potential, fish production. Individual papers were processed separately for the data base.« less
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, Boise, ID (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5198384
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-13381-4
ON: DE90004330
DOE Contract Number:
AI79-84BP13381
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; DAMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; POPULATION DENSITY; OPTIMIZATION; POPULATION DYNAMICS; MONITORING; ANADROMOUS FISHES; EVALUATION; HABITAT; IDAHO; LEADING ABSTRACT; MIGRATION; MITIGATION; POWER GENERATION; PROGRESS REPORT; REARING; REMEDIAL ACTION; SALMON; TROUT; ABSTRACTS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION X; FISHES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA; VERTEBRATES Fish habitat improvement - Idaho - Clearwater River Watershed 130600* -- Hydro Energy-- Environmental Aspects; 540350 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-)