At the Council’s October 26 and November 2, 2012 requests, the ISRP reviewed proposals for Beaver Creek and Mill Creek restoration work to be implemented through the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation Fish Accord project: Habitat Restoration Planning, Design and Implementation within the Boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Lower Deschutes River, Oregon, #2008-301-00.
The ISRP has participated in five previous review iterations of the Lower Deschutes River restoration proposal. The most recent review was released December 21, 2011 (ISRP 2011-27). In that review, the ISRP found that the revised proposal met scientific review criteria (qualified). The ISRP concluded that, for the most part, the proposal was adequate for the planning phase. However, the ISRP asked for more details on the site-specific actions and an overall monitoring plan.
The current review pertains to site-specific actions on Beaver Creek and Mill Creek. The ISRP finds that the proposals for site specific actions at these sites meet scientific review criteria (qualified).