Evaluating restoration efforts for the Umatilla Nation

Habitat enhancement efforts must be monitored and evaluated to ensure that the target species actually benefit from the restoration action. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Nation recently selected Stillwater Sciences to design a biological monitoring program for five major watershed subbasins (Umatilla, Walla Walla, Tucannon, Grande Ronde, and John Day Rivers) in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. The final Biomonitoring Plan will help prioritize future restoration planning efforts within these basins by identifying the types of habitat enhancement measures that provide the greatest benefit to target species, which include several salmonid species and steelhead.

Posted 26 June 2009