Regional Salmon Recovery
The federal Endangered Species Act requires the federal government to develop recovery plans for salmon determined to be at risk of extinction. In Washington state, seven regional organizations formed to develop recovery plans and coordinate implementation. Regional organizations are made up of local, state, and federal agencies; tribes; citizens; and others interested in salmon recovery.
Purpose and Roles
- Provide a forum for communities to create and sustain local goals.
- Offer technical support to local salmon recovery projects.
- Foster implementation of recovery plans.
- Evaluate salmon recovery goals and identify needed changes.
- Help integrate salmon planning and recovery activities across federal and state agencies, tribes, local governments, and citizens.
Shaping Our Own Futures: Salmon Recovery is Locally Designed and Led
Seven regional salmon recovery organizations coordinate the work of hundreds of volunteers and professionals in each watershed to implement locally crafted recovery and sustainability plans. Regional organizations are made up of local, state, and federal agencies; tribes; and citizens and coordinate their efforts through the Council of Regions.
Regional Salmon Recovery Organizations
- Hood Canal
- Lower Columbia River
- Middle Columbia River
- Northeast Washington
- Puget Sound
- Snake River
- Upper Columbia River
- Washington Coast