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Title: Idaho Habitat Evaluation for Off-Site Mitigation Record : Annual Report 1988.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has been monitoring and evaluating existing and proposed habitat improvement projects for steelhead and chinook in the Clearwater and Salmon subbasins since 1984. Projects included in the monitoring 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. This monitoring project is also funded under the same authority. A mitigation record is being developed to use actual and potential increases in smolt production as the best measures of benefit from a habitat improvement project. This project is divided into two subprojects: general and intensive monitoring. Primary objectives of the general monitoring subproject are to determine natural production increases due to habitat improvement projects in terms of parr production and to determine natural production status and trends in Idaho. The second objective is accomplished by combining parr density from monitoring and evaluation of BPA habitat projects and from other IDFG management and research activities. The primary objective of the intensive monitoring subproject is to determine the relationships between spawning escapement, parr production, and smolt production in two Idaho streams; the uppermore » Salmon River and Crooked River. Results of the intensive monitoring will be used to estimate mitigation benefits in terms of smolt production and to interpret natural production monitoring in Idaho. 30 refs., 19 figs., 34 tabs.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6568734
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-13381-5
ON: DE91000756
DOE Contract Number:
BI79-84BP13381
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; HABITAT; OPTIMIZATION; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SALMON; TROUT; AGE GROUPS; ANADROMOUS FISHES; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; FEDERAL REGION X; IDAHO; MITIGATION; MONITORING; PROGRESS REPORT; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY SOURCES; 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-)