Documents & Resources

Regional Monitoring Reports & Resources


Document Date Description
2016 Upper Columbia Monitoring Program Summary Table 2/23/2016 Table describing the monitoring programs underway in 2016. Table includes program name, monitoring type, metrics collected, locations, lead agency, partners, program contact, methods, and reports. This table is updated annually by the Monitoring and Data Management Committee (MaDMC).

Regional Reference Tables


Document Date Description
Upper Columbia List of Assessment Units (with codes) 1/14/2015 List of assessment units and assessment unit codes used in the Upper Columbia.
Upper Columbia List of Ecological Concerns
 01/14/2015  List of ecological concerns used in the Upper Columbia. This list is a subset of NOAA's ecological concerns.
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) Reporting Metrics 1/14/2015 Table of all available metrics for the Upper Columbia Region by activity type.
Regional Habitat Project Reporting Metrics

List of regional metrics used to track habitat project implementation. This list is a subset of NOAA's PCSRF metrics.

Ecological Concerns and Associated Actions 4/3/2013 Table of ecological concerns and associated actions identified in the RTT Biological Strategy (UCRTT 2013).
Ecological Concerns by Assessment Unit 4/3/2013 Table of ecological concerns by assessment unit identified in the RTT Biological Strategy (UCRTT 2013).
Assessment Unit Priorities by Subbasin 4/3/2013 Table of assessment unit priorities for each of the Upper Columbia subbasins as identified in the RTT Biological Strategy (UCRTT 2013).
Intrinsic Potential (IP) by Assessment Unit 4/3/2013 Table showing the average intrinsic potential (IP) for each assessment unit (UCRTT 2013).
Current Population Trends 4/3/2013 Table of current populations trends from recent status reviews (citations in table).

Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team Documents

Document Date Description
RTT Operating Procedures 4/5/2012 Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team Operating Procedures
RTT Membership 9/13/2016 Current RTT Membership
Revised Biological Strategy 3//2014 A Biological Strategy to Protect and Restore Salmonid Habitat in the Upper Columbia Region: A Draft Report to the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board from The Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team
Upper Columbia Monitoring Strategy 8/1/2006

The monitoring strategy described in this document is not another regional monitoring plan. Rather, this plan draws from existing strategies and outlines an approach specific to the Upper Columbia Basin. The plan described here addresses the following basic questions:

1. What are the current habitat conditions and abundance, distribution, life-stage survival, and age-composition of fish in the Upper Columbia Basin (status monitoring)?

2. How do these factors change over time (trend monitoring)?

3. What effects do tributary habitat actions have on fish populations and habitat conditions (effectiveness monitoring)?

Upper Columbia Monitoring Strategy - Appendix A 3/16/2009 An Implementation Strategy for Wenatchee River Subbasin Monitoring
Upper Columbia Monitoring Strategy - Appendix B TBA An Implementation Strategy for Entiat River Subbasin Monitoring
Upper Columbia Monitoring Strategy - Appendix C 4/23/2014 An Implementation Strategy for Methow River Subbasin Monitoring
Barrier Prioritization Framework 10/27/2008 Past project review sessions revealed uncertainty regarding which culverts/diversions were considered a priority for repair based on their potential biological benefit. This decoument describes a standardized and systematic approach to prioritizing barrier-correction projects throughout the Upper Columbia.
Barrier Prioritization: Wenatchee 10/27/2008 This document evaluates the priorities of barrier-correction projects in the Wenatchee Subbasin as an example use of the Barrier Prioritization Framework
Final UC Data Gaps with Ratings and Tiers 8/7/2008 UCRTT Monitoring and Data Management Committee Data Gaps Inventory and Assessment
Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report 11/16/2010 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.
UCRTT 2010 Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report Bibliography 11/16/2010 Bibleography for the 2010 UCRTT Analysis Workshop Synthesis Report
RM&E in the Upper Columbia Memo 06/17/2014 Memo from the UCRTT's Monitoring and Data Management Committee defining what information is needed for fish habitat restoration project development, what information is currently being collected, and provides a recommendation for additional monitoring to better inform project sponsors.

Salmon Recovery Resources

Document Date Description
BoR Large Woody Material - Risk Based Design Guidelines 09/2014 Risk-based design process and guidelines in design and placement of Large Woody Material. 
Upper Columbia Regional Funding Matrix 08/10/09  

 2017 Habitat Work Schedule Guidance

  2017 Step-by-step instructions on how to enter a project into Habitat Work Schedule and what regional requirements there are for the online project tracking system.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) Resources

Document Date Description
2017 Funding Schedule 03/2017 Key dates for SRFB/TRIB Funding
UCSRB Lead Entity Process Guide 2017 03/2017

For developing and submitting salmon habitat restoration projects in the Upper Columbia region for funding through the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and Tributary Committees (TRIB)

2017 SRFB Manual 18 03/2017 An Implementation Strategy for Wenatchee River Subbasin Monitoring
SRFB Application Materials 03/2017  
RTT Scoring Criteria 2017 Biological Strategy Appendix C: Project Evaluation Criteria 
2017 CAC Ranking Criteria 03/2017 Upper Columbia Citizen Advisory Committees' Project Proposal Ranking Criteria
Regional Supplemental Application 03/2017 Supplemental application requirement for SRFB proposals (updated 2017)

Project Abstract Example

03/2016 One paragraph project abstracts due March 31, 2017 to Lead Entity office (
SRFB Kickoff Presentation 03/2017  Joy Juelson's SRFB Kickoff PowerPoint presentation in Chelan.  

Forest Health Documents and Resources

Document Date Description
NCWFHC Operating Protocols 9/23/2013  Describes the structure and operating procedures for the NCWFHC.
OWNF Letter of Support for the NCWFHC 12/03/2013  
NCWFHC Members (2017) 3/2017  Member organizations/representatives.
NCWFHC Steering Committee Charter 6/04/2014  
Twenty-Five Mile Comment Letter  9/04/2014 NCWFHC comments on Twenty-Five Mile project on the Chelan Ranger District.
Brimstone Salvage Comment Letter  10/21/2014 NCWFHC comments on Brimstone salvage project on Methow Valley Ranger District.
Stakeholder Analysis Summary (v 2.0) 5/30/2013  
NCWFHC Outreach/Education Charter 12/26/2013


NCWFHC Communications Plan 3/26/2014
NCWFHC Frequently Asked Questions 6/4/2014  

NCWFHC Projects Workgroup Charter

NCWFHC Projects Workgroup Workplan 2/21/2014  
NCWFHC half-fold brochure  03/04/2015  PDF of the NCWFHC's first brochure. Available for download here, or contact Melody Kreimes to receive professionally printed brochures via mail.  



Economics of Salmon Recovery and the Restoration Economy

Document Date Description
National Forest Health Restoration: An Economic Assessment of Forest Restoration on Oregon's Eastside National Forests November 2012 Increasing restoration efforts on U.S. Forest Service forests in eastern and central Oregon will contribute to the health and resiliency of Oregon's dry-side forest ecosystems. For every $1 million spent on restoration, another $5.7 million will be generated in economic returns. Mason Bruce & Girard, Inc. et. al. 2012
Summary of "National Forest Health Restoration: An Economic Assessment of Forest Restoration on Oregon's Eastside National Forests" December 2012  A summary of the economic benefits to restoration  on Oregon's eastside national forests as explored in the full assessment report. Economic Assessment Team; mason, Bruce & Girard, inc. et. al. 2012
Supporting Salmon, Supporting Communities July 2014 Yi Hong, Rachel Kahn, and Rachel Shirley. 2014. University of Washington, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.
Measuring the Restoration Economy April 2014 Headwaters Economics. 2014. Landscape Restoration Benefits Rural Communities.  PDF report and spreadsheets on external site.
Restoration Returns: The Contribution of Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and Coastal Program Projects to Local U.S. Economies September 2013 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 2013.  Peer-reviewed analysis showing economic impacts of restoration.
Economic and Employment Impacts of Forest and Watershed Restoration in Oregon Spring 2010 Max Nielsen-Pincus and Cassandra Moseley. 2010. University of Oregon Ecosystem Workforce Program, Working Paper Number 24
The Economic Impacts of Oregon's South Coast Restoration Industry Fall 2011

Emily Jane Davis, Shiloh Sundstrom, Cassandra Moseley. 2011. University of Oregon Ecosystem Workforce Program, Working Paper Number 34