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)?