Oregon North Coast Salmon Conservation Assessment
Northwest Oregon’s coastal salmon runs have been historically strong, and a recent assessment by the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership identified the Tillamook and Nehalem basins as producers of some of the strongest and most diverse wild runs in Oregon. Wild Salmon Center thus undertook this project to complete a more detailed analysis of areas with the strongest runs and best ecosystem condition, and to examine the degree to which the forested areas with salmon habitat are protected by land management that puts a high emphasis on natural resource conservation.
Salmon Ecosystem Viability Assessment
This project employed a watershed model that integrated numerous indicators of salmon ecosystem condition, such as the water quality, sedimentation, vegetation, and the abundance of large wood in streams. These various indicators were aggregated into an overall score for all coastal catchments (HUC 7 scale). Also analyzed was the intrinsic potential of streams to support salmon and data from counts of juvenile and spawning salmon.
- Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) Tool
- NetMap Community Watershed Assessment Tool
- Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program (AREMP)
- Tillamook Estuaries Partnership