The Klamath Basin Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan (IFRMP) will use the best available science within an Adaptive Management framework to develop basin-scale goals and objectives for the restoration and monitoring of fisheries within the Klamath Basin

Update: The Phase 3 Draft IFRMP document will be released early February 2021, planning effort now moves into Phase 4

We are sincerely grateful to and commend the 116 participants who contributed to the development of the Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan (IFRMP). Thank-you for your patience and dedication. The data, advice and tools that you helped to develop have been invaluable. Since we embarked on Phase 1 of the IFRMP in 2016, these 100+ individuals have devoted many hundreds of person hours to the development and review of the IFRMP. The level of collaboration sustained 2016-present is exceptional, particularly noteworthy in light of the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic.

The focus of Phase 3 of IFRMP development has been on iterative application of a structured method for restoration action prioritization, including refining Core Performance Indicators that can be applied at both the sub-basin and basin-wide scales. ESSA recently completed a draft report, which will soon be released for further stakeholder and expert peer review. During the latest round of work in 2020 that included physically situating restoration projects (at the HUC12 scale), we heard numerous comments related to needing an easier way to interact with maps to facilitate participant input on the Plan. Specifically, how a more interactive mapping tool would better facilitate peer review by making it easier to view mapped results and identify inadvertent spatial errors in HUC12s included in project or species range maps.

 

Having consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the current Phase 3 draft, it was agreed that an interactive mapping feature would provide important value-added support during the upcoming participant review of the numerous restoration projects in the draft phase 3 Plan. ESSA has been asked by the Service to add enhanced mapping features to the Klamath Basin Restoration Prioritization Tool (http://klamath.essa.com)

Overview Video


 

At this time, we anticipate that the draft IFRMP and updated Klamath Restoration Prioritization Tool (including the new mapping feature) will be released together in early February 2021. Additional details on peer review will be emailed to sub-basin working group participants and also posted on this website.

Thanks again so much for your patience and your input and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions (contact us via email at: klamath-ifrmp@essa.com).

Previously Completed Plan Components:
Klamath IFRMP Restoration Prioritization Tool (Phase 3) – June 2020
Guest, read-only access:
username: ifrmpguest
password: ifrmp2020

Prioritization methods explainers (Phase 3) – Feb 2020
Accessible with sub-basin team logins
Provisional Draft Klamath IFRMP Document (Phase 2) - Oct 15, 2019 (8MB PDF)
Klamath IFRMP Synthesis Report (Phase 1)- Aug 14, 2017 (20MB PDF)

Background

The intent of the IFRMP is not to replace other existing planning efforts, but to address key gaps and strategically bring existing plans and planning efforts together using an adaptive management framework. The vision of the Klamath Basin IFRMP is to provide a unifying framework for planning the restoration and recovery of native fish species from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean, while improving flows, water quality, habitat and ecosystem processes. The IFRMP (or Plan) will serve as a blueprint that describes the highest priority watershed process and habitat restoration and monitoring actions that in combination with related restoration initiatives can help reverse the declines of multiple native Klamath Basin fish populations. The Plan will provide an answer to the basic question: given all we know; which habitat and watershed process restoration actions will provide the broadest possible benefits to native Klamath Basin fish species– throughout the Basin and within each sub-basin watershed. The IFRMP will also help inform the wise allocation of funds for restoration and monitoring work in the Klamath Basin. Funding to do broad scale restoration and monitoring work is limited so it is imperative to ensure that funds are used as strategically as possible to maximize the value of restoration efforts in the Basin. Please note: the IFRMP is a planning document that will help inform and guide restoration practitioners and agency resource managers alike. However, nothing in the IFRMP constitutes an official federal agency position or obligation for current or future action. Implementation of any restoration activity depends on future appropriation of necessary funds, as well as cooperation and support of private landowners, states, Tribes, local governments and other organizations that call the Klamath Basin home.

Lastly, we continue to collect contemporary documents, plans, studies, and data related to fish habitat restoration and monitoring (including innovative concepts and approaches from similar planning efforts such as the Elwha). Documents and data collected during this process will be catalogued in the searchable Document Library on this website.

If you have relevant information you think should be included please contact us via email at: klamath-ifrmp@essa.com


Plan Coordination & Working Groups

Sub-basin teams as of Jan 2020 – Subject to change

Map of Sub-regional Boundaries (pdf)
Federal Coordination Group
Matt Baun  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Chris Wheaton  Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Tommy Williams  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ryan Fogerty  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Jim Simondet  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Nick Hetrick  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Josh Rasmussen  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Robert Clarke  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Shari Witmore  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Basin-wide Technical Working Group
Chauncey Anderson  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Matt Baun  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Caitlin Bean  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Michael Belchik  Yurok Tribe
Megan Skinner  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Clayton Creager  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mike Edwards  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Robert Franklin  Fishwater Consulting
Ryan Fogerty  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Damon Goodman  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Nick Hetrick  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Mike Hiatt  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
Eric Janney  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Barry McCovey  Yurok Tribe
Bob Pagliuco  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Bill Pinnix  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Josh Rasmussen  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Eli Scott  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Jim Simondet  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Wade Sinnen  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Chris Wheaton  Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Tommy Williams National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
George Pess  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Greg Schrott  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Stan Swerdloff  Klamath Tribes
ESSA Core Team
Clint Alexander  Project Manager / Lower Klamath River Facilitation Lead
Andrea Hilton  
Dave Marmorek  
Cedar Morton  
Carol Murray  
Chris Perrin  
Darcy Pickard  
Marc Porter  Mid / Upper Klamath River Facilitation Lead
Laurelle Santana  
Natascia Tamburello  Upper Klamath Lake Facilitation Lead
Scott (pilot subbasin)
Betsy Stapleton  Scott River Watershed Council
Bob Pagliuco  NOAA Restoration Center
Eli Scott  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Erich Yokel  Scott River Watershed Council
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Crystal Robinson  Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
Amy Campbell  The Nature Conservancy
Robert F Franklin  Fishwater Consulting, working for Hoopa Fisheries
Elizabeth Nielsen  County of Siskiyou
Joe Croteaux  CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Michael Pollock  NOAA
Michael Belchik  Yurok Tribe
Ryan Fogerty  USFWS
Upper Klamath Lake, Williamson & Sprague
Josh Rasmussen  USFWS
Megan Skinner  USFWS
Christie Nichols  USFWS
Chauncey Anderson  US Geological Survey
Mark Hereford  Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Benji Ramirez  Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Susan Fricke  Karuk Tribe
Clayton Creager  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mark Johnson  Klamath Water Users Association
Randy Turner  Klamath Basin Monitoring Program
Nell Scott  Trout Unlimited
Robert F Franklin  Fishwater Consulting, working for Hoopa Fisheries
Jacob Kann  Aquatic Ecosystem Sciences LLC
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Anthony Falzone  FlowWest
Chris Colson  Ducks Unlimited
Kelley Delpit  Sustainable Northwest
Eric Reiland  Bureau of Reclamation
Brad Parrish  The Klamath Tribes
Megan Hilgart  NOAA Restoration Center
Beth Pietrzak  Oregon Department of Agriculture's Water Quality Program
Mike Edwards  USFWS
Mark Buettner  Klamath Tribes
Becky Hyde  Upper Basin Rancher
Troy Brandt  River Design Group, Inc.
Michael Belchik  Yurok Tribe
Nolan Banish  USFWS
Greg Austin  USFWS
Dan Keppen  Family Farm Alliance
Leigh Ann Vradenburg  Klamath Watershed Partnership
Danette Watson Oregon Water Resources Department
Steve Rondeau Klamath Tribes
Will Hatcher Klamath Tribes
Shasta
Eli Scott  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Susan Fricke  Karuk Tribe
Michael Riney  Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District
Crystal Robinson  Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
Amy Campbell  The Nature Conservancy
Ethan Brown  Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District
Jeff Abrams  NOAA
Eric Reiland  Bureau of Reclamation
Ada Fowler  California Trout
Elizabeth Nielsen  County of Siskiyou
Joe Croteau  CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Michael Belchik  Yurok Tribe
Ryan Fogerty  USFWS
Salmon
LeRoy Cyr  Six Rivers National Forest
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Jacob (Jake) Shannon  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
William Pinnix  USFWS
Crystal Robinson  Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
Amy Fingerle  Salmon River Restoration Council
Dave Hillemeier  Yurok Tribe
Joe Croteau  CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Karuna Greenberg  Salmon River Restoration Council
Lost
Josh Rasmussen  USFWS
Clayton Creager  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mark Johnson  Klamath Water Users Association
Anthony Falzone  FlowWest
Chris Colson  Ducks Unlimited
Beth Pietrzak  Oregon Department of Agriculture's Water Quality Program
Mark Buettner  Klamath Tribes
Leigh Ann Vradenburg  Klamath Watershed Partnership
Mid-Klamath River & Upper Klamath River
Bob Pagliuco  NOAA Restoration Center
LeRoy Cyr  Six Rivers National Forest
Chauncey Anderson  US Geological Survey
Mark Hereford  Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Charles Wickman  Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Susan Fricke  Karuk Tribe
Devon Jorgenson  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mark Johnson  Klamath Water Users Association
Michael Bowen  State Coastal Conservancy
Mark Tompkins  FlowWest, LLC
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
George Kautsky  Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries
Eric Reiland  Bureau of Reclamation
Elizabeth Nielsen  County of Siskiyou
Barry McCovey  Yurok Tribe
Karuna Greenberg  Salmon River Restoration Council
Nick Hetrick  UFSWS
Damon Goodman  UFSWS
Jon Grunbaum Klamath National Forest
Lower Klamath River (includes Klamath Estuary)
Bob Pagliuco  NOAA Restoration Center
Chauncey Anderson  US Geological Survey
Carley Dunleavy  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
William Pinnix  USFWS
Jeff Abrams  NOAA
Michael Bowen  State Coastal Conservancy
Justin Alvarez  Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries
Dan Gale  US Fish & Wildlife Service
Gregory Schrott  US Fish & Wildlife Service
Barry McCovey  Yurok Tribe
Sarah Beesley  Yurok Tribe
Trinity & SF Trinity
LeRoy Cyr  Six Rivers National Forest
Mike Dixon  USBR - Trinity River Restoration Program
Wade Sinnen  CDFW
Michael Bowen  State Coastal Conservancy
Kyle De Juilio  Yurok Tribe
Paul Petros  Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries
Cindy Buxton  The Watershed Research and Training Center
William Pinnix  USFWS
Nick Hetrick  UFSWS
Damon Goodman  UFSWS
Dean Prat  CA North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Andrew Hill California Fish and Wildlife

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