2017 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan Update

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Below are links to the final draft WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan Update documents for review, including the main Plan Update document, appendices, and a summary of comments on the initial draft and how comments were addressed in the final draft. The final draft will be presented to the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council for approval at their meeting on September 21.

This 2017 Plan updates the 2005 WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan. The 2017 Plan is an addendum to the 2005 Plan, but is also intended to serve as a stand-alone document. As an addendum, the 2017 Plan continues themes and content discussed in the 2005 Plan, provides information learned during the first 10 years of implementation, includes new habitat goals, and identifies new and updated strategies to meet salmon recovery goals.

Since 2000, WRIA 8 partners have worked together to improve conditions for threatened Chinook salmon, with the goal of bringing Chinook salmon back to sustainable, harvestable levels. After over ten years of implementation, we have made great progress on many of our short-term goals, but overall salmon population numbers are still far short of a level that would consistently support sustainable runs for tribal and recreational fishing year-to-year and fulfill treaty-guaranteed tribal fishing rights. Much work remains.

Download Here:

Final Draft WRIA 8 Plan Update (6.6 MB)

Appendix A: Monitoring and Assessment Plan (3.1 MB)

Appendix B: Plan Update Process (66 KB)

Appendix C: Pressures Assessment (403 KB)

Appendix D: Habitat Goals (60 KB)

Appendix E: Recovery Strategies (706 KB)

Appendix F: Site-Specific Projects List

Appendix G: Four Year Work Plan (18 KB)

Appendix H: Land Use Action Recommendations (579 KB)

Appendix I: Education and Outreach Recommendations (294 KB)

Summary of comments on the draft WRIA 8 Plan Update (641 KB)

For questions contact: Jason Mulvihill-Kuntz, WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Manager,
jason.mulvihill-kuntz@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-4780.