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A Newsletter from StreamNet
A Fish Data Delivery Project for the Pacific Northwest
Issue #6 - March 24, 2006
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Welcome to the sixth StreamNet News!

Table of Contents

  1. New StreamNet Vision Statement and Strategic Plan Available
  2. New Search Function at StreamNet


StreamNet recently completed a vision statement describing the role of StreamNet in the region, along with a series of goals and objectives forming a brief strategic plan. The plan is intended to stimulate discussion about the products and services StreamNet should provide. The document describes:

  • StreamNet's mission;
  • our vision for the future;
  • project values;
  • the data-sharing environment of the region;
  • data management principles and approaches;
  • project goals and objectives;
  • our constituents;
  • the services we provide.

The vision statement and strategic plan are meant to be living documents, and we encourage feedback from all interested parties. If you would like to review the document and perhaps provide feedback, you can download it at under "What's New at StreamNet."


On January 18 we implemented a new search function for the StreamNet web site. The new search function uses Google's technology and it should provide much improved results compared to our old search function. If you use the search function, we would like to hear feedback. Did it work perfectly? Not at all? Somewhere in between? Our intention is to make the file archives available at StreamNet much more accessible. (This search function is for finding web pages and other files; the on-line data query system remains the same.)

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StreamNet is a cooperative, multi-agency effort among the Columbia River Basin's state, tribal and federal fisheries agencies, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC), the Bonneville Power Administration, and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to compile fish-related data. We compile and make available on our web site information intended to be useful to fisheries managers and researchers, land managers, planners, and others. We acquire, regionally standardize, and georeference data from multiple sources on a number of topics, including fish distribution, fish abundance trends, hatchery releases and returns, harvest levels, migration barriers, hatcheries, and dams. We provide a catalog of photographs relevant to fish species and facilities in the region. We also archive and provide stand-alone "independent data sets" created by other entities. We maintain the official list of stream reaches the NPCC has recommended be protected from dam construction, and we are the official keepers of the Pacific Northwest's 1:100,000 scale GIS streams layer. We provide pre-made maps and let you make maps interactively from data in the StreamNet database to meet your needs. We continually work to update these resources, so new information becomes available several times each year. We also provide customized data-related services for participants in the NPCC's Fish and Wildlife Program. When significant changes are made at StreamNet (new data or new ways to display them), we will email another short StreamNet News to those on the mailing list.

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