NOAA: Trevor Conder / Kelsey Swieca USFWS: David Swank / Steve Haeseker
OR: Erick Van Dyke ID: Jonathan Ebel
WA: Charles Morrill MT: Brian Marotz / Matt Boyer
Kootenai: Billy Barquin / Shawn Young Spokane: Brent Nichols / Andy Miller
Colville: Kirk Truscott / Bret Nine Nez Perce: Jay Hesse
Umatilla: Tom Lorz (CRITFC) Warm Springs: Jen Graham / Bobby Brunoe
BOR: Joel Fenolio / Chris Runyan BPA: Tony Norris / Scott Bettin / Ben Hausmann
COE: Doug Baus / Julie Ammann / Lisa Wright / Aaron Marshall


Technical Management Team
Annual Review of Lessons Learned

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission – Celilo Room
Lloyd 700 Building, 700 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232

WebEx Meeting

Meeting number: 2550 588 1687 // Password: TMTYER2023 (86893720 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll // Access code: 255 058 81687


The timing of agenda items are offered as a guide for the day. Depending on information presented and group dynamics it may compress or expand.

PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for TMT members and other interested parties to step out of the regular meeting format, review selected conditions, operations, and information from the year, and consider lessons learned that might enhance choices and decision-making moving forward.

  • 9:00 Introductions, review agenda, meeting courtesies and web-meeting tools - DS Consulting Facilitation Team
  • 9:15  WY 2023 Weather Review - Kyle Dittmer, CRITFC
  • 9:30  Winter 2023-2024 Weather Forecast - Kyle Dittmer, CRITFC
  • 9:45  Review of the Water Year and Management Actions - Alexis Mills, Corps-NWD
  • 10:15  Break
  • 10:35  Updates and Forecast Techniques 101 - Steve King, NWRFC
  • 11:05  Dworshak Summer Operations - Willow Walker and Jon Roberts, Corps-NWW
  • 11:40 How has TMT adapted in-season management to be responsive to variabilities in climate, precipitation, flow timing and volume? What additional opportunities or flexibilities should the TMT consider moving forward? - Small group conversations
  • 12:00  Lunch Break
  • 1:00  NOAA –PIT Detection System Improvements from the Estuary to McNary - Gabe Brooks, NOAA
  • 1:30  Smolt Survival and Travel Time & Transportation Analyses - Update with 2023 Data - Steve Smith, NOAA Science Center
  • 2:00  Lower Columbia River Chum Salmon: Status, IPM Development, and Habitat Restoration - Todd Hillson, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • 2:30  Break
  • 2:45  Snake River Stocks: Status Versus Management Goals - Jay Hesse, Nez Perce Tribe
  • 3:15 What has stood out to you from today’s presentations and how will you use that information moving forward in your role at the TMT? - Group reflection
  • 3:30 Adjourn