Summer chum populations are increasingly strong and nearing recovery goals. We believe these fish will be recovered within the next decade. Scientists are watching the chum to ensure they can withstand changes in their habitat caused by climate change.
Fall Chinook populations in the Snake River also are showing signs of progress. They have benefitted from an all-H (habitat, hatchery, harvest, and hydropower) recovery approach. These improvements can be attributed largely to hatchery management improvements, hydropower passage improvements in the Columbia and Snake Rivers, harvest management, as well as habitat restoration work.