The USGS Idaho Water Science Center and the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Great Basin Information Project have partnered together to develop a management and delivery system for aquatic biological monitoring data. A large amount of aquatic biological data has been collected by the USGS water quality projects since early 1990s. It is the mission of the NBII to locate biological data sources that are important to management and deliver the data to scientists, managers, and stakeholders. In 2006 the fish community data was loaded into a relational database. This database provides the base for this web site.
The Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC) provides essential services to international, state, federal, and tribal fisheries organizations involved in marking anadromous salmonids throughout the Pacific region. These services include regional coordination of some tagging and fin marking programs, maintenance of databases for Coded Wire Tag Releases, Recoveries, Locations, and Catch & Effort data, as well as the dissemination of reports of these data in electronic or printed form when requested. These databases are known collectively as the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS).
The Status of Fish and Wildlife Resources in the Columbia River Basin presents data about the current status of subbasins within the Columbia River Basin. Explore the links to view historical abundance data for focal species in each subbasin, interact with geographic data representing species distribution, population status, Endangered Species Act status, and species’ limiting factors, and see what projects are currently in place to help fish and wildlife.