Decision Support, Database and Analytical Modeling

Developer – Simple Networked Information System.

Portland OR This information system approach was developed by Keith Wolf to support research, monitoring and evaluation data management and dissemination throughout the five-state Columbia River Basin. Synchronizing collaboration and communication with product dissemination & optimized organizations was the goal. This provided the precursor framework to the Monitoring program now used throughout the Columbia Basin. Its use is currently a required element for all Bonneville Power Administration funded projects. SEE: ​

In-Season Implementation Tool (ISIT),

Omak, WA. While developing and managing over two hundred scientific monitoring and research activities each year, Keith also coordinated all analytical activities for the Annual Program Review (APR). This technical and policy-based symposium included over seventy participants over a four-day period each spring since 2011. ​ Preparation required five months of data and statistical analysis, presentation preparation, meeting logistics and participant networking. The APR 8 resulted in development of refined predictive planning and productivity modes including the ISIT model using advanced decision-support and annual budget and work-flow software routines. ​

Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model (EDT) – Pacific Northwest

The Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) model is a web-based analysis tool being used to build working hypotheses to direct habitat restoration and protection activities in most Pacific Northwest salmon watersheds. Keith Wolf has been involved with development and versioning for this model since 1996 and used this model extensively for federal ESA Recovery and state Watershed Management Plans, among other uses and derived model modules beginning in 1996. ​ The second version of EDT included its evolution to a web-based environment and provided a shared system for cooperative basin planning. Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment 3.0 (EDT3) is a modernized toolset based on public-facing web services and the Windows™ Presentation Foundation™ environment.

The All-H Analyzer (AHA) Project – Omak, WA

As the Project and Program Leader for the Colville Tribes, Keith Wolf worked with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and its Advisory Group members and served as the primary analyst for the Okanogan River Basin. The All‐H Analyzer (AHA) tool is a Microsoft Excel‐based application and consists of a battery of interconnected modules for each H incorporating the equations described previously to estimate total recruits, escapement, and harvest for populations and hatchery programs.​ This tool is used to illustrate the implications of alternative ways of balancing the four “Hs” to facilitate informed decisions. This model is a derivation of the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model. The All-H Analyzer model, and its group-led analytical processes, are an integral component of the existing FCRPS Adaptive Management Plan and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Power Plan(s). ​

Developer and Project Manager – Reach-Scale Effectiveness Monitoring Program – Olympia, Washington

Dr. Wolf and his staff, working with our subcontractor Tetra Tech EC Inc., and the State of Washington’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), developed a multi-year, Before-After-Control-Impact (i.e., BACI) design to study the effectiveness of salmon and steelhead habitat recovery projects. Nine categories of projects were identified and a statistical benefit. The Board for subsequent rounds of funding review and award adopted cost approach.​ Dr. Wolf and his staff engaged Tetra Tech as a project partner in the program’s development and its implementation across 90 sites across the State of Washington. The SRFB has funded more than 5,307 projects and has spent more than $694 million, as of 2015, in state and federal funds toward salmon recovery as of 2019. ​