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Upper Willamette River Chinook and Steelhead Recovery - NOAA Fisheries

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Upper Willamette River Chinook and Steelhead Recovery - NOAA Fisheries

  1. 1. Recovery Efforts forUpper Willamette RiverChinook and SteelheadRob WaltonWillamette Recovery CoordinatorNOAA Fisheries, Portland, OR
  2. 2. Vision of Recovery• Healthy ecosystem and economy• Partnerships are key• Scientific principles guide our efforts• Beyond delisting 2
  3. 3. UWR steelhead:• Molalla Pudding• N. Santiam• S. Santiam• Calapooia 3
  4. 4. UWR Chinook:• Clackamas• Molalla Pudding• N. Santiam• S. Santiam• Calapooia• McKenzie• Middle Fork 4
  5. 5. Improve All Life Stages Adults spawn, eggs emerge Adultupstream Rearingmigration Growth to adult in Migration ocean 5
  6. 6. Challenges Adults spawn, eggsBlocked Passage emerge Adult upstream Rearing migration Growth to adult in Migration ocean 6
  7. 7. Challenges Adults spawn, eggsBlocked Passage emergeChanged Temp Adult upstream Rearing migration Growth to adult in Migration ocean 7
  8. 8. Challenges Adults spawn, eggsBlocked Passage emergeChanged Temp Adult upstream Rearing migrationPre-spawningMortality Growth to adult in Migration ocean 8
  9. 9. Challenges Adults Blocked Passage spawn, eggsBlocked Passage emergeChanged Temp Adult upstream Rearing migrationPre-spawningMortality Growth to adult in Migration ocean 9
  10. 10. Challenges Adults Blocked Passage spawn, eggsBlocked Passage emerge Changed TempChanged Temp Adult upstream Rearing migrationPre-spawningMortality Growth to adult in Migration ocean 10
  11. 11. Challenges Reduced Habitat Adults spawn, Complexity eggs emerge Adult upstream Rearing migrationPre-spawningMortality Growth to adult in Migration ocean 11
  12. 12. Challenges Reduced Habitat Adults spawn, Complexity eggs emerge Water Quality Adult upstream Rearing migrationPre-spawningMortality Growth to adult in Migration ocean 12
  13. 13. Focusing Our EffortsPartnerships to protect and increase:• Diversity of habitat types• Off-channel areas with food sources• Shallow water habitat with cover• Floodplain connectivity• Water quality improvements• Streamline restoration permitting 13
  14. 14. Focusing Our Efforts• Implement the Willamette Project Biological Opinion• Other consultations• Coordinated research on critical uncertainties• Continued hatchery and harvest reform 14
  15. 15. Moving Forward• Reduce pre-spawning mortality• Passage at dams• Improved rearing and migration• Prioritizing actions• Partnerships• Monitoring progress 15
  16. 16. ContactsRob WaltonNOAA Fisheriesrob.walton@noaa.gov503-231-2285Bernadette Graham-HudsonOregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife503-971-673 x1134bernadette.n.graham-hudson@state.or.us 16

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