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(Updated December 5, 2002)

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Document / Product
Date Posted/Updated
October 2002 "FINAL Endangered Species Act 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan for the FCRPS"

  • Transmittal Letter (PDF, 268 kb)
  • Final Plan narrative (PDF, 127 pages, 781 kb)
  • Appendix:
    • Action Table 1 (PDF, 176 pages, 328 kb)
      (2003 – 2007 Project Deliverables by Strategy and Substrategy)
    • Action Table 2 (PDF, 207 pages, 397 kb)
      (2003 – 2007 Project Deliverables by RPA Action)
    • Action Table 3 (PDF, 235 pages, 716 kb)
      (2003 - 2007 Project Summary Information with cross references to BiOp Actions, Province/Subbasin, and ESU's)

November 7, 2002

[Transmittal Letter updated December 5, 2002]

July 2002 "DRAFT Endangered Species Act 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan for the FCRPS"

  • Draft Plan narrative (PDF, 101 pages, 556 kb)
  • Appendix:
    • Action Table 1 (PDF, 168 pages, 603 kb)
      (2003 – 2007 Project Deliverables by Strategy and Substrategy)
    • Action Table 2 (PDF, 224 pages, 801 kb)
      (2003 – 2007 Project Deliverables by RPA Action)

August 1, 2002

[Note: The deadline for public comments on these documents is Saturday, August 31, 2002. See August 1st announcement for more information.]

July 30, 2002 News Release: "Northwest fish recovery effort on track declares the National Marine Fisheries Service"
(PDF, 2 pages, 17 kb)
July 30, 2002
July 2002 Citizen Update #9:  "National Marine Fisheries Service Findings: Fish Recovery Efforts Off to a Solid Start" (PDF, 7 pages, 170 kb) July 30, 2002
July 2002 NMFS Report on "Findings Regarding Adequacy of the FCRPS Action Agencies’ 2002 Annual Implementation Plan"

  - Cover Letter (PDF, 2 pages, 21 kb)
  - Main Report Document (PDF, 48 pages, 178 kb)
  - "Findings Table" (PDF, 59 pages, 336 kb)
  - "Summary of Findings" (PDF, 1 page, 4 kb)

July 30, 2002
(letter, main report, & findings table)

("Summary" posted on August 2, 2002)

(on the NMFS web site)

FY 2001 Progress Reports from Non-FCRPS Agencies:

  - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (PDF, 5 pages, 360 kb)
  - Forest Service (FS) (PDF, 10 pages, 759 kb)
  - Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) (PDF, 22 pages, 122 kb)
  - Bureau of Land Managemment (BLM) (PDF, 15 pages, 991 kb)
  - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (PDF, 19 pages, 1.05 MB)
  - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (PDF, 4 pages, 242 kb)

June 19, 2002 (EPA)

June 19, 2002 (FS, Revised)

June 13, 2002 (FWS)

May 29, 2002
(BLM, NMFS, NRCS)

(on the NMFS web site)

May 2002 Citizen Update #8:  "Highlights of Three Agencies' Endangered Species Recovery Efforts for 2001" (PDF, 12 pages, 793 kb) May 15, 2002
May 15, 2002 News Release: "Columbia Basin fish recovery efforts on track" (regarding ESA 2001 Progress Report)
(PDF, 2 pages, 211 kb)
May 15, 2002
May 2002 "Endangered Species Act 2001 Progress Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System"

May 15, 2002
[Note: Main Document updated on May 17, 2002.]

April 4, 2002 Interim Abundance and Productivity Targets for Interior Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead Listed under the Endangered Species Act (issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service):
  - Letter and Enclosure (PDF, 12 pages, 815 kb)
  - Fact Sheet (PDF, 1 page, 99 kb)
  - Questions & Answers (PDF, 6 pages, 67 kb)

May 2, 2002
(on the NMFS web site)
February 2002 Final Feasibility Report / Environmental Impact Statement on the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study"
  - USACE News Release (PDF, 2 pages, 17 kb)
February 20, 2002
(on the USACE Walla Walla District web site)
Notes from December 6, 2001 Federal Executive Policy Roundtable (PDF, 9 pages, 68 kb) January 29, 2002
November 2001 "Endangered Species Act 2002 Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System"

    Narrative (PDF, 41 pages, 394 kb)

    Appendix (PDF, 135 pages, 371 kb)
    [Note: Individual tables in the Appendix are also available below in PDF and Excel file formats.]

    • Table 1 - Hydrosystem Projects
      PDF (21 pages, 48 kb) | Excel (679 kb)
    • Table 2 - Water Quality Actions to Avoid Jeopardy
      PDF (2 pages, 12 kb) | Excel (551 kb)
    • Table 3 - Habitat Projects
      PDF (81 pages, 177 kb) | Excel (519 kb)
    • Table 4 - Hatchery Projects
      PDF (3 pages, 11 kb) | Excel (443 kb)
    • Table 5 - Harvest Projects
      PDF (2 pages, 9 kb) | Excel (559 kb)
    • Table 6 - Resident Fish Projects
      PDF (12 pages, 28 kb) | Excel (46 kb)
    • Table 7 - Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Projects
      PDF (11 pages, 26 kb) | Excel (232 kb)
November 15, 2001

September 19, 2001 NMFS Guidance: Giving Credit for Offsite Mitigation (PDF, 7 pages, 113 kb)
  - Cover Letter (PDF, 4 pages, 107 kb)

May 2, 2002
(on the NMFS web site)
Documents from the August 1, 2001 Meeting of Columbia River Regional Executives:
  - Meeting Notes (not yet available)
  - Facilitator's Meeting Summary (PDF, 16 kb)
  - Handout: Table of Key Federal Documents (PDF, 16 kb)
  - Handout: Roadmap of Federal Documents (PDF, 15 kb)
  - Handout: Forums for Addressing Action Agency Implementation Plan Issues (PDF, 6 kb)
  - Graphic: Recovery Actions Triangle (PDF, 8 kb)
August 20, 2001
August 8, 2001 BPA "Decision Document" following the FCRPS Biological Opinions (53 pages, PDF, 261 kb) August 10, 2001
August 7, 2001 USBR "Findings and Committments" for Implementing the FCRPS Biological Opinions (38 pages, PDF, 97 kb) August 14, 2001 (on the USBR Pacific NW Region web site)
Summer 2001 Citizen Update #7:  "Endangered Species Act Implementation Plan: A Blueprint for Columbia Basin Fish" (7 pages, PDF, 391 kb) July 31, 2001
Summer 2001 "Draft Endangered Species Act Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System" (PDF, 108 pages, 760 kb), (includes Appendices A, B, & C)

Appendices D & E:

July 31, 2001

[Note: The deadline for public comments on these documents has been extended to Friday, September 28, 2001. See July 31st announcement for more information.]

June 29, 2001 BPA News Release regarding no summer spill for migrating salmon
(PDF, 2 pages, 16 kb)
June 29, 2001, 5 PM (PST)
Notes from June 29, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 4 pages, 16 kb) July 18, 2001
June 29, 2001 Update to "2001 Summer Operations Outlook" (PDF, 7 pages, 30 kb)
[Note: This version includes the July earlybird volume forecast and is an update to the materials presented to the NWPPC on June 27, 2001.]
June 29, 2001
June 27, 2001 charts - Relative Change in Survival from 2000 BiOp Spill for Listed and Unlisted Fish:
  - Inriver (PDF, 1 page, 21 kb)
  - Total System (PDF, 1 page, 11 kb)
June 27, 2001, 6 PM
June 27, 2001 Presentation to NWPPC on "2001 Summer Operations Outlook" (PDF, 7 pages, 30 kb) June 27, 2001 [Note: See above for June 29, 2001 Update to this document.]
June 26, 2001 Summary of Public Comments on Alternative Actions and Updated Technical Analyses (PDF, 8 pages, 30 kb) June 27, 2001
Cash Flow Analysis Methodology and Assumptions used in the Financial Analyses for the FCRPS 2001 Hydro Operations Plan (PDF, 4 pages, 23 kb) June 18, 2001 [Note: An additional assumption was added to the bottom of page 3 on June 20, 2001 (blue-colored text).]
Notes from June 15, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 13 kb) July 6, 2001
Updated Technical Analyses for the FCRPS 2001 Hydro Operations Plan:
  - Reliability and Financial Analyses (4 pages, PDF, 26 kb)
  - Biological Analysis (8 pages, PDF, 32 kb)
June 14, 2001 [Note: Page 2 of the "Reliability and Financial Analyses" document was revised on June 15, 2001, at 1 p.m. PST.]
Notes from June 1, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 12 kb) July 6, 2001
Notes from May 25, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 13 kb) July 6, 2001
May 25, 2001 Final "Federal Agencies' 2001 FCRPS Operations Plan Proposal" (33 pages, PDF, 219 kb) May 25, 2001
May 2001 USACE "Record of Consultation and Statement of Decision" on the FCRPS Biological Opinions (61 pages, PDF, 243 kb) May 16, 2001 (on the USACE NW Division web site)
Notes from May 11, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 21 kb) July 6, 2001
May 11, 2001 Revised Draft "Federal Agencies' 2001 FCRPS Operations Plan Proposal" (36 pages, PDF, 240 kb) May 11, 2001
Notes from April 27, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (PDF, 12 pages, 46 kb) June 27, 2001
Spring 2001 Citizen Update #6:  "Implementation of the All-H Strategy and Biological Opinions in 2001" (7 pages, PDF, 275 kb) April 27, 2001
Notes from April 13, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (11 pages, PDF, 44 kb) April 26, 2001
April 13, 2001 Draft "Federal Agencies' 2001 FCRPS Operations Plan Proposal" (29 pages, PDF, 197 kb) April 16, 2001   [Note: This version replaces the one originally posted on April 13th. This version is the same except it also includes a "Draft" label on each page.]
Notes from April 6, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (5 pages, PDF, 19 kb) April 26, 2001
Notes from March 30, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (10 pages, PDF, 41 kb) April 26, 2001
March 30, 2001 version of Federal Agencies' Criteria and Priorities for 2001 FCRPS Operations (3 pages, PDF, 15 kb) April 13, 2001   [Note: This version supersedes the March 2nd version (below).]
Notes from March 16, 2001 Federal Executive meeting with States and Tribes (10 pages, PDF, 40 kb) April 26, 2001
March 2, 2001 version of Federal Agencies' Proposed Principles for 2001 FCRPS Operations (4 pages, PDF, 18 kb) March 5, 2001   [Note: This version was superseded by the March 30th version (above).]
February 20, 2001 version of Federal Agencies' Proposed Principles for 2001 FCRPS Operations (4 pages, PDF, 17 kb) February 28, 2001   [Note: This version was superseded by the March 2nd version (above).]
Documents related to the 2002-2006 Implementation Plan for the FCRPS Biological Opinions:

  - Timeline / Development Schedule (1 page, PDF, 6 kb)
  - Table Format for Actions (1 page, PDF, 4 kb)
  - Draft Outline (23 pages, PDF, 84 kb)

February 7, 2001
Press Package for the 12/21/00 release of the "Final Basinwide Salmon Recovery Strategy" and Final Biological Opinions:

  - Press Release (4 pages, PDF, 278 kb)
  - Statement by Mr. Frampton, CEQ Chair (1 page, PDF, 8 kb)
  - Federal Caucus contacts (1 page, PDF, 122 kb)
  - Questions & Answers (3 pages, PDF, 147 kb)
  - Overview (3 pages, PDF, 117 kb)
  - Citizen Update #5 (8 pages, PDF, 216 kb)
  - Comparison of Draft & Final Documents (2 pages, PDF, 250 kb)
  - Aquatic Habitat on Federal Lands (3 pages, PDF, 154 kb)
  - Map of Columbia Basin ESUs (PDF, 494 kb)
  - Interactive Map of Salmon Recovery Initiatives

Originally posted on December 21, 2000 at 7 am, PST (except for Mr. Frampton's Statement, posted at 5 pm, PST)

("Questions & Answers" revised at 1 pm and again at 5 pm PST)

December 2000 Final "Basin-Wide Salmon Recovery Strategy" (aka "All-H Paper"):

  Volume 1 w/ Exec. Summary (92 pages, PDF, 652 kb)
      - Map 1 (ESUs), Page 13 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
      - Map 2 (Actions), Page 32 (PDF, 153 kb)
      - Map 3 (Land Mngt), Page 49 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
      - Map 4 (Dams), Page 61 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

  Volume 2: Technical Information (118 pages, PDF, 505 kb)

  Volume 3: Regional Coord/Public Involvement (125 pages, PDF, 478 kb)

December 21, 2000

December 2000 Final Biological Opinion on "Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System"

December 21, 2000
(on the NMFS web site)

December 2000 Final Biological Opinion on "Effects to Listed Species from Operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System" (Bull Trout and Kootenai River White Sturgeon)

December 21, 2000
(on the FWS Pacific Region web site)
December 2000 Citizen Update #5:  "Final Recommendations for a Basinwide "All-H" Salmon Recovery Strategy" (8 pages, PDF, 216 kb) December 21, 2000
Media Advisory regarding the release of the final version of the Basin-Wide Salmon Recovery Strategy (All-H Paper and biological opinions) December 19, 2000
(on the BPA web site)
Press Package for July 27, 2000 Press Conference on the release of the "Draft Basin-wide Salmon Recovery Strategy" and Draft Biological Opinion on "Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System":
  Press Release (3 pages, PDF, 129 kb)
  Overview (6 pages, PDF, 57 kb)
  Questions & Answers (5 pages, PDF, 100 kb)
July 27, 2000 (Note: Page 4 of the "Overview" was revised on July 31, 2000 to correct a typo in the first paragraph. The number "1.0" was replaced with "1.1".)
July 27, 2000 Draft "Basin-Wide Salmon Recovery Strategy" (aka "Conceptual Recovery Plan" and "Update of the All-H Paper"):
  Executive Summary (15 pages, PDF, 88 kb)
  Volume One (main document) (93 pages, PDF, 3.1 MB)
  Volume Two (182 pages, PDF, 631 kb)
  Columbia Subbasin Priorities (4 pages, PDF, 13 kb)
July 27, 2000

07/27/00 Draft Biological Opinion on "Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System" (issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service):
  Press Release (3 pages, PDF, 129 kb)
  Table of Contents with Links to Biological Opinion Documents
  Questions & Answers (5 pages, PDF, 100 kb)

July 27, 2000
(BiOp on the NMFS web site, updated September 7, 2000)

07/27/00 Draft Biological Opinion on "Effects to Listed Species from Operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System" (Bull Trout and Kootenai River White Sturgeon):
  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service News Release
  Draft Biological Opinion (86 pages, PDF, 296 kb)
  Questions & Answers

July 27, 2000
(on the FWS Pacific Region web site)
Summer 2000 Citizen Update #4:  "All-H Basinwide Salmon Recovery Strategy" (8 pages, PDF, 579 kb) July 27, 2000
07/17/00 Draft of "A Standardized Quantitative Analysis of Risks Faced by Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin" (123 pages, PDF, 594 kb)
  Appendix A - ESU Descriptions (14 pages, PDF, 97 kb)
  Appendix B - Tables B1 - B12 (56 pages, PDF, 135 kb)
  Appendix C - Tables C1 - C11 (18 pages, PDF, 120 kb)
Originally posted on July 27, 2000 (Note: These documents are on the CRI web site. The main document was revised on August 3, 2000, and Appendix B & C were revised on September 5, 2000.)
Extinction Risk Analysis of the Columbia Basin ESUs (Revised 4/10/00) (aka 4/10/00 draft of "A Standardized Quantitative Analysis of Risks Faced by Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin") April 11, 2000 (Note: This version of the document is no longer available on the CRI web site. It was replaced with the 07/17/00 draft above.)
March 29, 2000 Preliminary draft of "A Standardized Quantitative Analysis of Risks Faced by Salmonids in the Columbia River Basin" (105 pages, PDF, 1.31 MB) March 29, 2000
(on the CRI web site)
Transcripts and taped proceedings for public meetings held February-March, 2000, on the 12/99 Draft Feasibility Report / Environmental Impact Statement on the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study" March 20 - May 15, 2000
(on the USACE Walla Walla District web site)
Winter 2000 Citizen Update #3:  "Public Meetings Planned & Report Summaries" (12 pages, PDF, 279 kb) February 8, 2000
January 5, 2000 Flyer on "All-H Documents and Related Information" (PDF, 3 pages, 49 kb) Phone number on last page corrected on January 28, 2000
Appendices to the December 1999 Draft "Conservation of Columbia Basin Fish" (aka "All-H Paper"):
  Habitat Appendix (PDF, 148 p, 1013 kb)
  Harvest Appendix (PDF, 46 p, 410 kb)
  Hatcheries Appendix (PDF, 152 p, 597 kb)
  Hydro Appendix (PDF, 154 p, 596 kb)
"Habitat" and "Harvest" posted January 19, 2000

"Hatcheries" and "Hydro" posted January 20, 2000

Flyer on the December 1999 "Multi-Species Biological Assessment " (PDF, 1 page, 82 kb) January 6, 2000
December 1999 Multi-Species Biological Assessment of the Federal Columbia River Power System (138 pages, PDF, 690 kb) December 23, 1999
December 1999 Draft Feasibility Report / Environmental Impact Statement on the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study" December 20, 1999
(on the USACE Walla Walla District web site)
Fall 1999 Citizen Update #2:  "Building a Conceptual Recovery Plan" (12 pages, PDF, 358 kb) "Corrected" version posted on January 10, 2000 (replacing the incorrect one originally posted on December 17, 1999)
December 1999 Draft "Conservation of Columbia Basin Fish" (aka "All-H Paper") (PDF, 116 pages, 1127 kb)

  Figure 3 - Willamette River Hatcheries (PDF, 1660 kb)
  Figure 4 - Lower Columbia River Hatcheries (PDF, 1367 kb)
  Figure 5 - Middle Columbia River Hatcheries (PDF, 1544 kb)
  Figure 6 - Upper Columbia River Hatcheries (PDF, 749 kb)
  Figure 7 - Snake River Hatcheries (PDF, 1113 kb)
  Map 1 - Anadromous Fish Distribution (PDF, 1337 kb)
  Map 2 - Resident Fish Distribution (PDF, 1383 kb)
  Map 3 - Impaired Streams - Temperature (PDF, 1203 kb)
  Map 4 - Impaired Streams - Sediment (PDF, 1207 kb)
  Map 5 - Land Ownership (PDF, 1324 kb)
  Map 6 - Land Cover / Land Use (PDF, 1603 kb)
  Map 7 - Dams (10 Feet or Higher) (PDF, 889 kb)

The "All-H Paper" was originally posted on December 17, 1999 (with 113 pages). The Paper was updated (3 pages added) on December 21, 1999. [ Click here for the additional pages only (PDF, 61 kb).]

Figures and Maps posted on December 20, 1999

Fall 1999 Citizen Update #1:  "Salmon & Our Future"
  Tabloid Size (8 pages, PDF, 1243 kb)
  8 1/2" x 11" (15 pages, PDF, 509 kb)
November 23, 1999
November 17, 1999 Draft "CRI Assessment of Management Actions Aimed at Snake River Salmonids" (64 pages, PDF, 213 kb)

November 22, 1999
(on the
NWFSC web site)

Press Package for the November 16, 1999 release of the "Four-H Working Paper":
  News Release
  Fact Sheet: Options Outlined in Four-H Working Paper

November 16, 1999
(on the NMFS web site)
November 1999 Working Paper on "Conservation of Columbia Basin Fish" (aka "Four H Working Paper") (PDF, 51 kb) November 16, 1999
Outline (Table of Contents) for the "Conservation of Columbia Basin Fish" (Four H Paper) (PDF, 12 kb) November 16, 1999
November 1999 NMFS Response to ISAB Reviews (PDF, 43 kb) November 16, 1999
(on the CRI web site)
November 1999 ISAB Review of NMFS "CRI Addendum" to the "Anadromous Fish Appendix" to the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study." November 16, 1999
(on the ISAB web site)
October 1999 ISAB Review of NMFS "Anadromous Fish Appendix" to the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study." November 16, 1999
(on the ISAB web site)
September 1999 Draft "Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for Columbia Basin Anadromous Fish Recovery" (PDF, 21 kb) November 16, 1999
June 1999 Biological Assessment for Effects of FCRPS Operations on Columbia Basin Bull Trout and Kootenai River White Sturgeon (PDF, 168 pages, 914 kb) January 19, 2000
(on the BPA EF&W web site)
Public Information "Index" for the "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study"
  Description of the Study
(on the USACE Walla Walla District web site)


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