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Recovery Plan for Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon and Snake River Basin Steelhead

November 30, 2017

The goal of ESA recovery under this plan is to improve the viability of Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead, 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.

Because of the complexity of the salmonid life cycle, some regional issues that affect ESA-listed Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead are beyond the scope of any one management plan. NOAA Fisheries developed several modules to address these regional issues and assist in recovery planning.

The following modules are incorporated into the recovery plan as appendices:

Recovery Plan Resources

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 12/21/2021

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