Evaluation Of Culvert Designs For Juvenile Salmonid Passage
Wildlife & Ecosystems
Research Idea Scope
TERI Administrator Note (June 2007): Related Research
CalTrans: Developing a Methodology for Forecasting and Mitigating the Impacts of Highway Construction, Operation and Maintenance on Salmonids (Research Underway)
The research will provide sound easy to use methodology and assist Caltrans personnel: (1) perform high quality environmental studies in a timely fashion; (2) develop and implement appropriate cost effective mitigation for highway construction, operation and maintenance; (3) negotiate with resource agencies on salmonid issues; (4) complete projects on time and within budget; and (5) fulfill the obligations of environmental law.
TERI Administrator Note (June 2007): Research Underway
FHWA Pooled Fund Study: Juvenile Salmon Passage through Culverts (Underway)
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), in cooperation with partner state and federal agencies, as well as private partners, is currently leading a unique pooled-funding program to study juvenile salmonid passage through road culverts and evaluate designs of retrofitted culverts to improve the success of upstream passage by juvenile salmonids. A majority of this research is being carried out at the Culvert Test Bed (CTB) facility at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Skookumchuck Rearing Facility near Tenino, Washington. From 2003 to 2005, Battelle
Pacific Northwest Division (PNWD) conducted hydraulic measurements and fish behavioral
research in a series of studies leading to evaluation protocols to be applied in further testing at the CTB during and beyond 2005.
2002 Research Needs Conference Idea Dr. Walter H. Pearson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory