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The Okanogan Basin Monitoring And Evaluation Project
PUBLICATIONS
Project Reports
Since our creation in 2004, OBMEP has provided annual reports of all seven of our research activities along with findings and conclusions online. Also included are surveys employed in each research activity. The data and conclusions of these reports have expanded the level of knowledge and vision for government, tribal and other partner organizations when planning fisheries management in the Okanogan River basin.

Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2009
Annual Report 2008
Annual Report 2007
Annual Report 2006
Annual Report 2005
Annual Report 2004

ONA Annual Report 2012
ONA Annual Report 2011
ONA Annual Report 2010
ONA Annual Report 2009
ONA Annual Report 2008
ONA Annual Report 2007
ONA Annual Report 2006
ONA Annual Report 2005

Steelhead Spawning Surveys
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2013
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2012
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2011
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2010
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2009
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2008
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2007
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2006
Steelhead Spawning Survey 2005

ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2011
ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2010
ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2009
ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2008
ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2007
ONA Steelhead Spawning Survey 2006

Rotary Screw Trapping
Okanogan River Rotary Screw Trap 2007
Okanogan River Rotary Screw Trap 2006

Underwater Video
Zosel Dam Adult Enumeration 2008
Zosel Dam Adult Enumeration 2007
Zosel Dam Adult Enumeration 2006

Water Quality
Okanogan Basin Water Quality and Quantity 2006

Macroinvertebrate Sampling
Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling Results 2007

Snorkel Surveys
Snorkel Surveys 2007
Snorkel Surveys 2006
Snorkel Surveys 2005

OBMEP Program Glossary
Definitions of Terms for OBMEP Projects

Annual OBMEP Work Plans
OBMEP Statement of Work 2012
OBMEP Work Plan 2010-11
OBMEP Work Plan 2009
OBMEP Work Plan 2008
OBMEP Work Plan 2007
OBMEP Work Plan 2006


Protocols and Procedures
OBMEP maintains a set of protocols for all of our research activities that were developed according to the Monitoring Strategy for the Upper Columbia Basin by Tracy Hillman, with reference to the methods of the Collaboreative Systemwide Monitoring & Evaluation Program (CSMEP) and the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP). To ensure compatibility with other regional and basin wide projects currently underway, we coordinated with multiple disciplines and agencies throughout the Okanogan River Basin, Columbia Cascade Province, and Columbia River Basin. These protocols have undergone stringent testing by OBMEP biologists and field technicians and have been in use since our formation in 2004, though they will be reviewed in full in 2012. OBMEP is utilizing a new website to document and share the protocols that we use to monitor fish populations and habitat in the Okanogan Basin. The website is www.monitoringmethods.org, and should be checked periodically for current protocols by search for the keyword "OBMEP."

Project Protocols
Steelhead Spawning Survey Protocol
Rotary Screw Trap Protocol
Physical Habitat Protocol 2012
Physical Habitat Protocol 2006
Snorkel Survey Protocol
Water Quality Protocol
Invertebrate Sampling Protocol
Underwater Video Fish Enumeration Protocol

OBMEP Database Documents
Translating and Entering Data in the OBMEP Database
User's Manual for the OBMEP Database

Additional Reports
The following reports contain information beyond the scope of OBMEP, but the information is vital to understanding salmon population attributes and habitat characteristics in the Okanogan River Basin. The secondary research and analysis from these documents contributes to OBMEP's understanding of current trends.

Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment
2013 Chinook Habitat Status and Trend Report
2013 Steelhead Habitat Status and Trend Report
2013 Memo EDT Life History Model for Okanogan Chinook
2013 Memo EDT Life History Model for Okanogan Steelhead
2010 Okanogan Subbasin 2008 Ecosystem Status and Trends Appendices
2010 Okanogan Subbasin 2008 Ecosystem Status and Trends Executive Summary
2005 EDT Attribute Ratings
2005 Translating River Modeling Output into EDT Habitat Parameters
2005 Translating River Modeling Output into EDT Temperature Parameters

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Okanogan Nation Alliance
Sockeye Salmon Escapement 1947-2001
Habitat-Based Evaluation of Sockeye Salmon Escapement Objectives 1999
(Peer Reviewed Article) Adaptation of Okanogan River Sockeye to Climate Variation
Sockeye Enumeration Report 2004

Foster Creek Conservation District
2004 Foster Creek Conservation District Instream Flow Study
2004 Foster Creek Conservation District Fish Snorkel Surveys
2003 Foster Creek Conservation District Final Phase 2 Basin Assessment
2001 Foster Creek Conservation District Limiting Factors Report

LGL Limited, Environmental Research Associates
Conceptual Proposal for a Salmon Enumeration Facility
Draft Study Plan for the Assessment of Predation of Juvenile Salmonids

Migration Barrier Surveys in the Okanogan Watershed
Survey of Barriers to Anadromous Fish in the Canadian Okanogan
Barriers to Anadromous Fish in the Okanogan River Basin

Okanogan Basin-Related Documents
2013 Presentation Determining Spring Chinook Distribution using eDNA
2012 Hughes et al Estimating Vertebrate, Macroinvertebrate, Diatom Taxa Richness in PNW Rivers
2012 Hughes and Herlihy Native Prey Fish and Alien Piscivours Fish in PNW Rivers
2012 Pan et al Non-wadeable River Bioassessment of Benthic Diatoms in PNW Rivers
2009 Summer Chinook Summit: Status Report
2008 First Salmon Ceremony
2003 Colville Reservation Resident Fish Compendium and Management Plan

Grant County PUD Omak Creek Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program
2009 Okanogan Steelhead Broodstock and Monitoring Program Annual Report
2010 Okanogan Steelhead Broodstock and Monitoring Program Annual Report
2011 Okanogan Steelhead Broodstock and Monitoring Program Annual Report
2012 Okanogan Steelhead Broodstock and Monitoring Program Annual Report

OSHIP Habitat Documents
Aeneas Creek Memo
Cold Water Refugia Report
Reach Assessment
Siwash Flow Enhancement Study
Tonasket Creek Enhancement Memo
Wildhorse Hydrogeologic Report

Upper Columbia River Subbasin Management Documents
Upper Columbia Revised Biological Strategy 2013
Assessing Sources for Nutrient Enhancement 2011
Final Phase I Report UCR Survival Through FCRPS June 2011
NOAA Five Year Status Update PNW Salmon and Steelhead 2010
CSEMP Annual Report 2008
ISEMP Field Manual for PIT tagging in the Upper Columbia River Basin 2008
Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan 2007
Upper Columbia Basin Monitoring Strategy 2006
Okanogan Subbasin Management Plan 2004

US Fish and Wildlife Service Reports
Peer review for Mullen et al. 1992
Mullen et al. 1992 Production and Habitat of Salmonids in Mid-Columbia Tributaries
Mullen et al. 1992 High Resolution: Report Body
Mullen et al. 1992 High Resolution: Appendix
Fish and Hanavan 1948 Report on Grand Coulee Fish-Maintenance Project 1939-1947

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2010
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2009
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2008
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2007
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2006
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2005
Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Spawning Ground Surveys 2004

2010-2011 Steelhead Fishery Summary
2009-2010 Steelhead Fishery Summary
2008-2009 Steelhead Fishery Summary

2011 Summer Chinook and Sockeye Creel Survey Summary
2010 Summer Chinook and Sockeye Creel Survey Summary