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.
IMST's 2014 Book is NOW AVAILABLE: Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest
AFS Press Release January 22, 2014: Urban rehabilitaiton, mitigation, and remediation
PSU Press Release January 22, 2014: Book on salmonids in urban areas
OSU Press Release Dec. 30, 2013: Salmonids in urban areas
IMST Recommendations: Fish conservation planning and state-wide integrated monitoring
IMST's 2012-2013 Annual Report