Abstract Title

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

We show how monitoring the response of juvenile Chinook salmon to estuary restoration in the Skagit tidal delta occurs at multiple nested scales; each scale having potentially different end users of results. All scales and end users are necessary for successful salmon recovery plan implementation. Monitoring at the restoration project scale identifies how well an individual project is performing compared to its objectives. Local stakeholders use project level monitoring results for adaptively managing a project over its life. However, monitoring of individual projects within the context of a larger plan can also play a role in filling data gaps for a watershed or region. We provide an example for a regional learning objective related to self regulated tidegate structures. Monitoring at the watershed scale follows a plan for salmon recovery. In the case of the Skagit, the guidebook is the Skagit Chinook Recovery Plan. An individual restoration project is only one of many in the Skagit estuary; all are necessary to achieve the plan’s goals. We show Skagit estuary restoration progress to date and the benefit these projects are having on Skagit Chinook salmon populations. The stakeholders using watershed level monitoring results operate at the watershed and regional level and are interested in the success of watershed salmon recovery plan implementation. Monitoring at the watershed scale also needs to fit within a regional framework for monitoring and salmon recovery plan implementation. We show how the Skagit’s monitoring indicators fit within the framework for development of monitoring and adaptive management plans for Puget Sound Chinook Recovery for two ecosystem components (Chinook salmon, estuaries).

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May 1st, 10:30 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Juvenile Chinook salmon monitoring in the Skagit estuary: application of results at various scales

Room 6E

We show how monitoring the response of juvenile Chinook salmon to estuary restoration in the Skagit tidal delta occurs at multiple nested scales; each scale having potentially different end users of results. All scales and end users are necessary for successful salmon recovery plan implementation. Monitoring at the restoration project scale identifies how well an individual project is performing compared to its objectives. Local stakeholders use project level monitoring results for adaptively managing a project over its life. However, monitoring of individual projects within the context of a larger plan can also play a role in filling data gaps for a watershed or region. We provide an example for a regional learning objective related to self regulated tidegate structures. Monitoring at the watershed scale follows a plan for salmon recovery. In the case of the Skagit, the guidebook is the Skagit Chinook Recovery Plan. An individual restoration project is only one of many in the Skagit estuary; all are necessary to achieve the plan’s goals. We show Skagit estuary restoration progress to date and the benefit these projects are having on Skagit Chinook salmon populations. The stakeholders using watershed level monitoring results operate at the watershed and regional level and are interested in the success of watershed salmon recovery plan implementation. Monitoring at the watershed scale also needs to fit within a regional framework for monitoring and salmon recovery plan implementation. We show how the Skagit’s monitoring indicators fit within the framework for development of monitoring and adaptive management plans for Puget Sound Chinook Recovery for two ecosystem components (Chinook salmon, estuaries).