M and E of Measures Assoc with Recovery and Restoration of Anadromous Fish in Okanogan R and Omak Cr

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Project IDCCT02-5
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date09/01/2002
End Date08/31/2005
Last Edited08/27/2020
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All monitoring and evaluation activities identified in the work proposal were implemented. These activities included: monitoring of riparian growth and canopy cover; summer steelhead spawning activity; timing and survival of juvenile steelhead in Omak Creek; juvenile salmonid abundance, distribution and rearing densities at index sites on Omak Creek; design of, and delivery of creel surveys to estimate tribal harvest of adult salmon and steelhead; and water temperature and stream flow monitoring. Information was compiled in appropriate reports and databases and will be used to help guide future identification of projects, and adjustments to existing recovery and restoration programs.

Objectives 1, 2, and 4 are completed. A rotary screw trap will be purchased in early 2005 (Objective 3). Creel surveys continued to be conducted at the Tribal snag fishery at the base of Chief Joseph Dam and within the Okanogan River. Beginning in October of 2004, a summer steelhead fishery was opened and the Tribe (in a joint effort with the WDFW) conducted creel surveys along the Okanogan River.

A rotary screw trap was purchased in July 2005. The trap will be deployed near the mouth of Omak Creek to evaluate summer steelhead smolt production. Outgoing steelhead smolts will be sampled for genetic origin to assess the value of the locall-adapted broodstock program as well as the contribution from the returning kelts.

Project Benefit    

M and E activities are necessary to effective adaptive restoration and management of targeted stocks and will help ascertain efficacy of measures taken.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 59.00 59.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$176,737

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  • Worksite Identifier: 1237
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Upper Columbia
  • Subbasin: Chief Joseph
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 47.9894356308357
  • Longitude: -119.645237763848


  • Upper Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Upper Columbia River Summer- and Fall-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Upper Columbia River Steelhead DPS




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 176,737.00
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Colville Confederated Tribes, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 176,737.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 59.00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . E.1.e
          Description of monitoring
          A pressing need in the Okanogan Basin is for the establishment of baseline data. The M work identified in this project is important to establishing this baseline data. Evaluations drawn from data monitoring juvenile fish survival, habitat restoration, adult passage, ESA incidental harvest, habitat utilization and spawning success of Upper Columbia ESU summer steelhead and Chinook salmon in Omak Creek, will be used in guiding adaptive changes to salmon and watershed programs and policies.