Elwha Proposed Evaluation & Pending Determination

Comment Period Closes: September 4, 2014  

NMFS has prepared a Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination regarding the effects of approving five Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) from the State of Washington and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe for salmon and steelhead programs in the Elwha River, pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  This evaluation includes updated information on the release date for steelhead smolts and the role of weirs.

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