The UCSRB asked for an independent regional technical team to convene for the following functions: 1) recommend region-wide strategies and priorities to protect and restore salmonid habitat; 2) aid in developing and evaluating salmon recovery projects within the Upper Columbia Region, as appropriate; and 3) aid in developing guidance for salmon recovery monitoring plans, as appropriate. An important function of the RTT is to assess the technical merits of habitat protection and restoration projects proposed for funding. The RTT established a scientific foundation for this process that is documented in the Upper Columbia Biological Strategy to assist in the identification of habitat projects that will best contribute to the recovery of native salmonids. The composition of the RTT changes infrequently.
Upper Columbia Regional Technical Team Documents