Status, Trend & Effectiveness Monitoring Databank (STEM)

The Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP – BPA project #2003-0017) was created in 2004 as a cost effective means of developing protocols and new technologies, novel indicators, sample designs, analytical tools and skills, data management tools and restoration experiments that support the development of a region-wide Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) program in the Pacific Northwest. ISEMP has been initiated in Washington (Wenatchee and Entiat), Oregon (John Day) and Idaho (Lemhi and South Fork Salmon). These subbasins were representative of a wide range of potential challenges and conditions, e.g., differing fish species composition and life histories, ecoregions, institutional settings, and existing data that large-scale monitoring programs would encounter. Link to site