Author(s): Washington Department of Fisheries, Washington Department of Wildlife, and Western Washington Treaty Indian Tribes
DESCRIPTION: This report documents the results of an initial stock status inventory that is the first step in a statewide effort to maintain and restore wildsalmon and steelhead stocks and fisheries. The inventory's intent is to help identify currently available information and to guide future restoration planning and implementation. While overall objectives and future steps of the restoration initiative are briefly described, the report primarily focuses on current condition of Washington's naturally reproducing anadromous salmonid populations and not on the adequacy of current resource management objectives. Assessment of management objectives and strategies will be one of many subsequent steps aimed at improving the status of wild salmon and steelhead resources in Washington.