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The Okanogan Basin Monitoring And Evaluation Project
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The Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Program (OBMEP) is a monitoring program created in 2004 that collects long-term data on salmon and summer steelhead and respective habitats in the Okanogan River Basin.

The primary goals of OBMEP are:

  1. Assess the status and trend of natural origin abundance of fish populations for various life stages.
  2. Assess the status and trend of juvenile abundance and productivity of natural origin fish populations.
  3. Assess the status and trend of spatial distribution of fish populations.
  4. Assess the status and trend of diversity of natural and hatchery origin fish populations.
  5. Monitor and evaluate tributary habitat conditions that may be limiting achievement of biological performance objectives.
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.