Early Winter Steelhead Hatchery Programs - Proposed Evaluation & Draft Environmental Assessment

Review & Public Comment Period

Comment period closed (as of May 4, 2015)

NMFS prepared a proposed evaluation/pending determination and a draft environmental assessment of the effects of approving three Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) from the State of Washington and Puget Sound tribal co-managers for programs rearing and releasing early-returning winter steelhead in the Dungeness, Nooksack, and Stillaguamish River basins of Washington state, pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The plans were provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribes, and the Tulalip Tribes. 

Documents made available for public review