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Tag archive for: Elwha Recovery Plan

  • Elwha Hatchery Programs Continue To Violate ESA

    Four conservation groups have filed a 60-day notice letter to three federal agencies as well as officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s salmon hatchery alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 7/20/14 | Comments: 0
  • Court Rules In Favor of Elwha River Wild Steelhead

    A federal court in Tacoma held on Wednesday that federal agencies violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in approving plans to release hatchery fish to the Elwha River.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 3/31/14 | Comments: 2
  • Court Asked To Stop Elwha Hatchery Releases

    Today, four conservation groups asked the US District Court for Western Washington to halt planned releases of hatchery coho salmon and steelhead into the Elwha River until the Court has an opportunity to determine whether the releases comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 11/21/12 | Comments: 0
  • Interim Agreement Protects Wild Elwha Steelhead From Hatchery Release

    Non-native hatchery steelhead will not be released into the Elwha River and its tributaries this year, say four conservation groups that earlier this month filed suit against federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for releases of hatchery fish into the Elwha.

    Category: In the News | Posted by: | 2/24/12 | Comments: 2
  • Suit Filed To Block Elwha Hatchery Programs

    Citing warnings from agency and independent scientists, four conservation groups filed suit today against several federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (in their official capacities) for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and ignoring the best available science and threatening the recovery of killer whales, Chinook salmon, and native steelhead by funding and operating fish hatchery programs in the Elwha River.

    Category: In the News | Posted by: | 2/9/12 | Comments: 3
  • WSC Position on Elwha River Hatcheries

    In September 2011 dam removal began on the Elwha River marking the beginning of the greatest river restoration project in history. Over the next two years, Glines Canyon and Elwha dams will be removed giving salmon access to over 90 miles of habitat, much of which is protected within the…

    Category: WSC Positions | Posted by: | 12/2/11 | Comments: 0