Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Planning Science Workshop

This workshop was held in Seattle on May 30, 2013. Speakers presented recent analyses by the Puget Sound Steelhead Technical Recovery Team regarding population structure and viability analysis, and examples of recent efforts to help develop an information base for future steelhead planning and recovery efforts in Puget Sound.

Session 1: Life history, status, and critical habitat

The Life History Attributes that Make a Steelhead a Steelhead: Their Implications for Recovery and Next Steps for Future Research

John McMillan, NOAA

5-Year Status Reviews: Overview and Steelhead DPS Summaries

Tom Cooney, NOAA

ESA Critical Habitat for Puget Sound Steelhead

Steve Stone, NOAA

Moderator’s Summary of Session 1

George Pess, NOAA


Session 2: Population structure and viability

Proposed Population Structure of Puget Sound Steelhead

Jim Myers, NOAA

Proposed Viability Criteria for Puget Sound Steelhead

Jeff Hard, NOAA

Moderator’s Summary of Session 2

George Pess, NOAA


Session 3: Research and recovery planning

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and Steelhead Research Planning

Michael Schmidt, Long Live the Kings

Early Marine Survival of Steelhead Smolts in Puget Sound

Megan Moore, NOAA

WDFW’s Steelhead Monitoring in Puget Sound

Joseph Anderson, WDFW

Filling Data Gaps for Skagit River Steelhead Recovery Planning

Eric Beamer, Skagit River System Cooperative

Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Planning Pilot Projects in the Hood Canal/Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and Nisqually Basin

Jed Moore, Long Live the Kings & Greg Blair, ICF International

Planning Tools for Recovery: Columbia Basin Examples

Tom Cooney, NOAA

Moderator’s Summary of Session 3

George Pess, NOAA



Next Steps for Recovery

Led by George Pess, Jeff Hard & Jim Myers, of NOAA

Closing Remarks

Elizabeth Babcock, NOAA