Independent Salmon Science Reviews
NRC is frequently invited to participate on independent scientific review panels created to address critical salmon knowledge gaps. For example, NRC advised the Secretary of Interior on the effects of Klamath River dam removal on salmon and steelhead. In the Columbia River Basin, NRC contributes to the Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) and the Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP), which advise federal, state, and tribal governments. In California, NRC contributes to the evaluation of water diversion impacts and restoration associated with the California WaterFix Project, which provides the state with much of its water. In British Columbia, NRC contributed to the Pacific Salmon Commission workshop on the decline of Fraser sockeye salmon.