Keith and his staff were lead authors for all three of these fish and wildlife management and strategic funding plans contracted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The plans identified priority restoration and protection strategies for habitat and fish and wildlife populations in United States portion of the Columbia River system and guide the implementation of the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program and directs more than $640 million per year of Bonneville electricity revenues to protect, mitigate and enhance fish and wildlife affected by the federal hydropower system.

This effort resulted in separate plans for 58 tributary watersheds or mainstem segments of the Columbia River and were developed collaboratively by state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, Indian tribes, local planning groups, fish recovery boards, and Canadian entities.