Recovery Plan for Lower Columbia Chinook, Lower Columbia Coho, Columbia River Chum and Lower Columbia Steelhead

Working with its federal, state, tribal, and local partners, NOAA Fisheries published a recovery plan for lower Columbia River salmon and steelhead in July 2013. The plan provides a road map to recover four salmon and steelhead species that spawn and rear in the lower Columbia River or its tributaries in Oregon and Washington. The Lower Columbia Recovery Plan is based on three locally developed plans, each of which covers a different portion of the species’ range: Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead prepared by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (2010), NOAA Fisheries' ESA Salmon Recovery Plan for the White Salmon River Watershed (2013), and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board's Washington Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery and Fish & Wildlife Subbasin Plan (2010). Two additional documents informed the development of this plan, The Columbia River Estuary ESA Recovery Plan Module for Salmon & Steelhead, and The Recovery Plan Module: Mainstem Columbia River Hydropower Projects. These two documents were prepared by NOAA Fisheries. The documents are available below.

Executive Summary 1,370kb

Recovery Plan for Lower Columbia Chinook Salmon, Lower Columbia Coho, Columbia River Chum and Lower Columbia Steelhead 5,976kb

Appendix A: Oregon Management Unit Plan Link to a non-government website

Appendix B: Washington Management Unit Plan Link to a non-government website

Appendix C: White Salmon Management Unit Plan 40kb

Appendix D: Estuary Recovery Plan Module 34kb

Appendix E: Columbia River Hydro Module 628kb

Appendix F: Ecological Interactions White Paper 384kb

Appendix G: Habitat Concerns Data Dictionary 157kb

Appendix H Intro: Limiting Factors Crosswalk & Methodology 113kb

Appendix H Crosswalk Tables: Limiting Factors Crosswalk & Methodology 2,085kb

Response to Public Comments  387kb

Federal Register Notice  210kb