The local vision of salmon recovery is to return self-sustaining salmonid runs to harvestable levels through the restoration of healthy rivers, marine shorelines, and natural processes, careful use of hatcheries, and responsible harvest. Achieving this vision will require active participation and support of local landowners, businesses, and the larger community.

Leadership for the WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Program  and WRIA 1 Watershed Management Programs is under a unified decision-making structure governed by the WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board  The WRIA 1 Watershed Management Program covers watershed planning issues including water quality, water quantity, instream flows, and fish habitat.  More information about the integrated governance structure and the watershed planning program is available at  http://wria1project.whatcomcounty.org

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CHINOOK (Oncorhyncus tshawytscha)

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Proposed Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan

This recovery plan provides guidance for the protection and recovery of Puget Sound steelhead, which are currently listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

2019 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant - Letters of Intent Due March 15, 2019

letters of Intent for project proposals are being accepted for salmon recovery projects funded through the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2019 grant cycle.