Ecological concerns

Overview of the Upper Columbia River valley

Home > Upper Columbia River > Ecological concerns

Upper Columbia River region ecological concerns

Habitat is in relatively good condition

In the upper Columbia region, habitat work has been focused on the most important actions for recovering salmon and steelhead. In three of the four subbasins (Wenatchee, Entiat, and Methow) this includes restoration work that restores or adds side channel and wetland habitat and that reconnects floodplains. These types of projects are known as peripheral and transitional habitat projects. In the Okanogan subbasin, most of the projects have focused on decreasing sediment loads and increasing the amount of habitat by opening barriers.

Indicator data

Targeting ecological concerns

Visit How we measure for background about this data, and our Salmon Data Portal for original source data behind the indicator charts and graphs used throughout this site.