Okanogan River and Omak Creek Monitoring and Evaluation

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

Monitoring
Project IDCCT03-3
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date09/01/2003
End Date08/31/2006
Year2003
StatusCompleted
Last Edited08/27/2020
 
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Description    


Monitoring and evaluation activities conducted through this project will include: collection and compilation of tribal fisheries creel survey data; monitoring of survival, growth and condition of riparian plants and other physical habitat attributes in lower Omak Creek; monitoring of adult steelhead returns and spawning activity in Omak Creek; monitoring of adult chinook returns and spawning activity in Omak Creek; monitoring of juvenile steelhead and chinook abundance, distribution, and survival in Omak Creek, and ; compilation, evaluation, and management of data collected through these monitoring activities. Monitoring and evaluation activities conducted through this project will help determine the nature and specific components of future restoration and recovery programs and provide important feedback regarding the success of the current suite of projects. This monitoring and evaluation will also track the success of efforts to reestablish extirpated and ESA listed stocks in the Okanogan River Basin.

Secured all necessary permits and ESA requirements, and completed all NOAA Fisheries consultation requirements for the project. Monitored the growth and condition of riparian vegetation and native grasses planted on Omak Creek habitat acquistion property. Monitored adult summer steelhead and adult Chinook activities in Omak Creek. Estimated juvenile salmonid abundance, timing, distribution, survival, and rearing densities at index sites on Omak Creek. Estimated tribal harvest of adult salmon and steelhead returning to the Okanogan basin. The information from the 2004 tribal harvest is being summarized and will be submitted in the next semi-annual report. Compliled and analyzed data collected from the monitoring and evaluation objectives, manage data and apply adaptive management based upon results and trend evaluation. CCT staff fishery biologists prepared two reports entitled Steelhead Surveys in Omak and Okanogan River Tributary Survey. Both of these reports are included as appendices in the September 2004-March 2005 semi-annual report.

Project Benefit    


Contribute to ability to determine the effectiveness and adjust program measures of salmon conservation and recovery efforts in Omak Creek and the Okanogan River Basin.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 59.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$175,123
Report Total:$175,123


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Location Information

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

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 175,123.00
    •      . . 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 175,123.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.6 Harvest monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . E.1.e
          Description of monitoring
          Analysis of data gathered as part of the monitoring and evaluation program including riparian growth and condition, adult steelhead activities in Omak Creek (includes DNA analysis, sex ratio, age at return, redd number and location, pre/post spawn mortality, etc.), adult chinook activities in Omak Creek (includes DNA analysis, sex ratio, age at return, redd number and location, pre/post spawn mortality, etc.), creel surveys, juvenile abundance, etc. will be used to make informed adaptive changes to the steelhead broodstock program; evaluate and make adjustments to the acclimation ponds; to gage the need for additional habitat restoration actions; and to more effectively focus existing and future projects being implemented in Omak Creek and the Okanogan River.