Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

The Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force, a special task force organized under NOAA Fisheries' Marine Fisheries Advisory  Committee, will be making recommendations on common goals and helping to define a shared path to long-term salmon recovery. The CBP Task Force will recommend a shared vision for Columbia Basin salmon and quantitative goals to meet conservation needs and provide harvest opportunities.

Protecting, restoring, and effectively managing our salmon and steelhead is one of the Northwest region’s greatest responsibilities, and one of our greatest challenges.  The challenge is so great, it warrants a more comprehensive and integrated approach to crafting common goals for both listed and non-listed Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead.

About the Task Force

Task Force members


Situation Assessment

Partnership brings new direction to Columbia Basin salmon, Guest Column, The Oregonian - Barry Thom, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator

MAFAC Terms of Reference