The indicators in this report tell us about the status of fish populations, watershed health, and implementation of recovery and sustainability plans, statewide. For more detail at the regional scale, please visit the individual region pages on this site.
Many of the indicators were adopted in 2009 by the state Forum on Monitoring Salmon Recovery and Watershed Health and today still provide information that is used to tell us how we are doing and whether we need to adjust recovery plan implementation. Salmon and water quality data are the foundation for understanding where we are and how far we still have to go. Although scientific monitoring and evaluation of our recovery investments was written into our plan from the beginning, it’s never been fully funded. It’s never been more important than now.