Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team

Technical Reviews


Completed Reviews 

(Also see Archived Reviews (1998-2001))

October 1, 2013--Letter report to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reviewing ODFW's June 2013 draft Coastal Multi-Species Conservation Plan and Management Plan. This review was requested by ODFW.
November 11, 2011--Letter report to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reviewing ODFW's July 2011 draft Conservation Plan for Fall Chinook Salmon in the Rogue Species Management Unit. This review was requested by ODFW.
July 25, 2011--Letter report to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reviewing ODFW's April 2011 draft Lower Columbia White Sturgeon Conservation Plan. This review was requested by ODFW.
October 6, 2010--Letter report to Oregon Departments of Forestry and State Lands reviewing the Elliott State Forest's draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Environment Impact Statement. This review was requested by ODF & DSL.
September 22, 2010--Letter report to the Governor's Natural Resource Office (GNRO) reviewing ODFW's draft Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook and Steelhead. This review was requested by the GNRO.
July 26, 2010--Letter report to the Oregon Water Resources Department reviewing OWRD's June 4, 2010 draft document titled White Paper: Ecological Flows: a scientific framework for implementing Oregon HB 3369. This review was requested by OWRD.
January 15, 2010--Letter report to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reviewing ODEQ's November 2009 draft document titled Development and Selection of Bedded Sediment Benchmarks in Oregon. This review was requested by ODEQ.
October 6, 2009--Letter report to the Governor's Natural Recource Office (GNRO) reviewing ODFW's draft Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead. Prior to the release of the final review, the IMST also completed an intial review which was incorporated into the final review. This review was requested by the GNRO.
May 8, 2008--Letter report to the Governor's Natural Recource Office (GNRO) reviewing ODFW's draft Middle Columbia River Steelhead Conservation and Recovery Plan. This review was requested by the GNRO.
May 30, 2007--Letter report to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reviewing ODFW's draft Rogue River Spring Chinook Conservation Plan. This review was requested by ODFW.
January 30, 2007--Letter report to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reviewing the US Forest Service's Draft Clackamas River Bull Trout Reintroduction Feasibiltiy Assessment. This review was requested by ODFW.
December 11, 2006— Letter report to the Governor's Natural Resource Office and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reviewing the State of Oregon's and Appendix 2: Desired status - Measurable criteria for the Oregon Coast Coho ESU. This was an independent review by the IMST
October 20, 2006— Letter report to Oregon Plan Core Team evaluating the federal document "Sediment Removal from Active Stream Channels in Oregon". This was an independent review by the IMST.
July 27, 2006— Letter report to Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) evaluating the agency's draft document Technical Basis for Revising Turbidity Criteria. The review was requested by DEQ.
June 27, 2006— Letter report to Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) evaluating the agency's draft Agricultural Water Quality Program Guidebook. The review was requested by ODA.
December 30, 2005 — IMST Review of ODFW's draft Native Fish Status Report. The review was requested by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW's final report can be accessed at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/ONFSR/index.asp

On March 7, 2006 the IMST issued a recommendation to ODFW regarding monitoring native fish populations in Oregon.
March 18, 2005 — IMST Review of State of Oregon’s Draft Oregon Coastal Coho Assessment Documents: Viability Assessment, PECE Certainty Analysis, and Synthesis. The review was requested by the Governor's Natural Resource Office. Documents reviewed can be accessed at: http://nrimp.dfw.state.or.us/OregonPlan/
April 7, 2003 — Letter report to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) evaluating the agency's draft Hatchery Management Policy. The review was requested by ODFW.
November 26, 2002 — Letter report to Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) providing information on stream water temperatures and potential consequences for salmonids. The letter and clarification of information was requested by the two agencies.
November 7, 2002 — Letter report ODFW evaluating the agency's draft Native Fish Conservation Policy. The review was requested by ODFW.
August 1, 2002 — Letter report to Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) evaluating the scientific and technical merits of the Hinkle Creek Research and Demonstration Area Project proposal. The review was requested by ODF and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).
May 15, 2002 — Letter report to ODFW evaluating the agency's proposed Lower Columbia River Coho Management Plan. The review was requested by ODFW.
March 14, 2002 — Letter report to ODFW evaluating the agency's proposed Hatchery Management Policy and Guidelines. The review was requested by ODFW.
March 14, 2002 — Letter report to ODFW evaluating the agency's proposed Native Fish Conservation Policy. This letter provided further technical guidance to ODFW.
January 17, 2002 — Letter report to ODFW evaluating the agency's proposed Native Fish Conservation Policy and Guidelines. The review was requested by ODFW.