The Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Program (OBMEP) is a monitoring program created in 2004 that collects long-term data on summer steelhead and spring Chinook salmon in the Okanogan River Basin.
The four primary goals of OBMEP are:
OBMEP is a program within the Confederated Colville Tribes' Fish and Wildlife Department and is funded primarily by the Bonneville Power Administration through the Columbia Basin Fish Accords.
- To establish the current status of anadromous fish habitats and fish populations.
- To establish how the status is changing over time.
- To establish what effects restoration actions are having on fish populations and habitat conditions.
- To establish what effects fishery management actions are having on fish populations.