Recovery Plan for Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon
The goal of ESA recovery under this plan is to improve the viability of these salmon, and the ecosystems upon which they depend, to the point that they no longer require ESA protection.
Recovery plans identify actions needed to restore threatened and endangered species to the point that they are again self-sustaining elements of their ecosystems and no longer need protection under the Endangered Species Act. Although recovery plans are not regulatory documents, they serve as a central organizing tool for guiding and coordinating recovery efforts across a wide spectrum of federal, state, tribal, local, and private entities. Recovery of these and other listed salmon and steelhead species not only fulfills goals of the ESA and benefits the ecosystem; it also provides potential for new or enhanced economic opportunities and social and cultural benefits for future generations, including renewed opportunities for tribal, commercial, and recreational fisheries.
The following modules are incorporated into the Recovery Plan for Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon as appendices:
- Appendix A: Current ESU Viability Assessment
- Appendix B: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptive Management
- Appendix C: Temperature in the Lower Snake River during Fall Chinook Salmon Egg Incubation, Fry Emergence, Shoreline Rearing, and Early Seaward Migration
- Appendix D: Module for Ocean Environment
- Appendix E: 2017 Supplemental Recovery Plan Hydro Module
- Appendix F: Estuary Module
- Appendix G: Snake River Harvest Module
- 2008 Hydro Module