• Federal Columbia River Power System 2016 Comprehensive Evaluation
    SnakeRiver sockeye salmon swimming

    The Comprehensive Evaluation provides a cumulative report of progress made by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration, known as the Action Agencies, in carrying out the salmon and steelhead conservation actions included in the NOAA Fisheries 2008 Biological Opinion and 2014 Supplemental Biological Opinion for the operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS).

    The FCRPS Biological Opinion reflects an extensive effort by the Action Agencies in partnership with regional federal agencies, states and tribes to protect listed species of Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead, and improve their designated critical habitat.

  • Citizen's Guide to the 2016 Comprehensive Evaluation

    This publication serves as a user-friendly guide to understanding the more technical 2016 Comprehensive Evaluation and highlights eight years of accomplishments to protect and conserve Endangered Species Act listed salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin.

    Read the 2016 Citizen's Guide to learn about how the Action Agencies and their partners are helping expand the ​distribution and abundance of Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead by making multipurpose federal dams safer for fish, removing barriers to fish migration in tributaries, reducing the time it takes juvenile fish to travel downstream, managing predators, and ​restoring tributary and estuary habitat.