The Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team (IMST) is a scientific review panel charged with advising the State of Oregon on matters of science related to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. These matters include fish recovery, water quality improvements, and enhancing watershed health. Download a general brochure about the IMST.
IMST evaluation of the scientific basis for programs provides the public, the Governor, and the Oregon Legislature with a frame of reference when struggling with policy decisions affecting Oregon Plan implementation.
IMST recognizes the need to incorporate a landscape perspective into implementation of the Oregon Plan. The functioning of whole watersheds and salmonid populations can only be understood if one looks at the condition of all land ownerships over a long enough time period to discern human impact against background fluctuations in climate and ocean conditions and natural disturbance regimes.
April 24, 2013 IMST meeting via conference call (download agenda)
IMST's 2012 Report: Urban and Rural-residential Land Uses: A workshop synthesis
IMST's 2011-2012 Annual Report
IMST Recommendations: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife monitoring and conservation planning
IMST Recommendations: Elliott State Forest monitoring and adaptive management
IMST's 2010 Report: Urban and Rural-residential Land Uses Report