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Tag archive for: ESA

  • Historical Abundance of Puget Sound steelhead

    The Puget Sound steelhead , Oncorhynchus mykiss, was listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2007, prompting the initiation of recovery planning.  Recovery planning requires, ultimately, the identification of conditions under which the “evolutionary significant unit” (ESU) can be considered to have been recovered and subsequently removed from the list of threatened and endangered species (“de-listed”).

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 7/6/12 | Comments: 0
  • Proposed Klickitat Hatchery Plan threatens Steelhead

    The Wild Steelhead Coalition collaborates with other wild fish advocacy organizations to comment on the potential Klickitat River Basin hatchery expansion.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 12/12/11 | Comments: 0
  • WSC Provides Comment on NOAA Puget Sound Steelhead

    In March 2011, The Wild Steelhead Coalition provided comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding Puget Sound Steelhead Critical habitat designation.

    Category: Newsletter Articles | Posted by: | 12/4/11 | Comments: 0
  • 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
  • WSC Pushes for Barbless Hooks on the Lower Columbia

    The WSC was concerned by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife going against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s policy to make the Columbia River barbless hook only to decrease mortality on ESA listed species. The WSC reminded ODFW that this regulation was aimed at benefitting the 12 ESA listed Salmonid species inhabiting the Columbia river.

    Category: WSC Updates | Posted by: | 12/18/10 | Comments: 0