Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: Although Barrow's goldeneye is not formally considered to be an injured species, there was some initial mortality to this duck and evidence of possible injury lingering in 1998. The review proposed in this project will synthesize existing information, which, in combination with the results of ongoing studies such as the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator project (/025), should clarify the status of the Barrow's goldeneye with respect to prior and lingering injury. This modest project should provide a firm basis for a formal determination on listing this species as injured and for recommendations on restoration and research priorities, if appropriate.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Although the Barrow's goldeneye is not on the injured resources list, the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator project (/025) and the marine bird boat surveys (Project /159) have found evidence of new and ongoing injury to this species. This project will provide additional information necessary for making a determination on adding the species to the injured resources list.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)