Recovery Plan Remains Dominant Roadmap

The recovery plan identifies actions for habitat, hatcheries, harvest, hydropower, and ecological interactions with the fish that if implemented, will contribute to the recovery of salmon and steelhead. The region has made the most progress in addressing fish passage impairments and the least progress in completing habitat restoration projects.

Background: Salmon recovery in Washington is driven by regional salmon recovery plans. The recovery plans provide the actions and rationale for where to invest and when. Each region reports on the actions implemented related to what is recommended in the regional recovery plan. The information about recovery plan implementation is grounded in the regional organizations’ extensive knowledge of recovery issues and recovery progress.