The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) and the Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team (UCRTT) hosted the first Upper Columbia Habitat Adaptive Management Science Conference on November 16, 2010. One hundred and fifty stakeholders and project implementers from the public, local government, state and federal agencies, and tribes from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond gathered to learn about and discuss the science, and trends regarding the current status of ESA-listed, spring Chinook salmon and steelhead across the Upper Columbia and to consider the implementation of actions to sustain and improve future habitat.
The Conference is part of a semi-annual series that will build on the work of many partners and an adaptive management process for the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan, to implement habitat restoration actions with the intent to improve conditions for salmon, monitor the results of those habitat actions, and evaluate the results of monitoring. Recommendations for made in the Synthesis Report will be used to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of actions implemented to restore salmon populations. The next conference will be held in 2013.
Abridged Conference Schedule
|Welcome and Introductions||9:00 am – 9:20 am|
|Overview of Adaptive Management & Introduction of the UCRTT 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report||9:20 am – 9:45 am|
|Status of VSP by Population and ESU: Fish Status and Trends||9:45 am – 10:45 am|
|Break||10:45 am – 11:00 am|
|Implementation, Limiting Factors, and Threats||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Lunch||12:00 pm – 1:00 pm|
|Habitat Status and Trends||1:00 pm – 1:50 pm|
|Habitat Action Effectiveness||1:50 pm – 2:40 pm|
|Break||2:40 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Data Gaps and Research Needs||3:00 pm – 3:40 pm|
|Conclusion, Final Remarks, and Path Forward||3:40 pm – 4:00 pm|
Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report
The 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report was a key outcome that was presented at the Upper Columbia Habitat Adaptive Management 2010 Science Conference on November 16, 2010. The report and the Conference both play an important role in the adaptive management framework adopted by the UCSRB for implementation of the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan by providing a forum for the public to get informed of the science behind salmon recovery. To read the final UCRTT 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report, please click on the Report below. To get access to the UCRTT 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report bibliography, please click this link.
Upper Columbia Habitat Adaptive Management 2010 Science Conference Presentations – November 16, 2010
If you were unable to attend the 2010 Habitat Adaptive Management Conference, or want to learn what is going on in the Upper Columbia here are the presentations that were presented during the Conference.
Chapter 0: Introduction by Casey Baldwin
Chapter 1: Status of VSP for Each Population and the ESU by Casey Baldwin
Chapter 2: Implementation, Limiting Factors, and Threats by Cameron Thomas
Chapter 2.5: Habitat Project Implementation Overview by Derek Van Marter
Chapter 3: Habitat Status and Trend by John Arterburn
Chapter 4: Habitat Action Effectiveness by Karl Polivka
Chapter 5: Data Gaps and Research Needs by Keely Murdoch
2010 UCRTT Analysis Workshop
The UCRTT and UCSRB hosted the first ever UCRTT Analysis Workshop on January 12 and 13, 2010. The Analysis Workshop has an important role in the adaptive management framework adopted by the UCSRB for implementation of the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan. Results from the Analysis Workshop, and related deliberations of the UCRTT and subsequent meetings, have been captured in the UCRTT 2010 Adaptive Management Synthesis Report, presented at the Upper Columbia Habitat Adaptive Management Science Conference. To learn more about the 2010 UCRTT Analysis Workshop, please click on the Analysis Workshop program below.