Washington Coast Stronghold Conservation Assessment
Between August 2009 and March 2010, Wild Salmon Center (WSC) conducted independent technical consultations with co-managers and stakeholders of the Washington Coast Recovery Region to identify experts and gather population ratings. To date, over 40 experts have been solicited and a total of 19 have provided independent ratings. WSC and the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership held two workshops (Montesano/Forks, WA) to present draft population ratings and stimulate group review and support of mapped results. 51 individuals participated in the workshops.
Expert ratings were provided by: WDFW, NOAA, Quinault Indian Nation, Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Hoh Tribe, Grays Harbor Lead Entity, Pacific County Lead Entity, commercial fisherman, and independent consultants. Additional ratings are forthcoming.
A primary outcome of this effort was to increase awareness among regional stakeholders for the salmon stronghold analytical approach. The diversity of representatives that participated in this project, including those listed above, indicates success achieving this outcome and includes: ONPS, USFWS, USFS, USDA, WA DNR, WB RFEG, GSRO, SRFB, CBESD, Chehalis Confederated Tribes, City of McCleary, County Commissioners, Forks High School, North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity, Surfrider Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Cascade Land Conservancy, and Hoh River Trust.
Number of populations rated: 133
Number of raters: 19
Number of populations per rater: 7
Area covered: 3,750,025 acres
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains a Salmonid Stock Inventory (SaSI Database). This database is designed to assist in the conservation of Washington's eleven species and subspecies of native salmonid fish. Recognizing the need to protect these species from a number of human induced stressors, Washington state offers this database as an open access resource to facilitate the recovery and conservation of salmon throughout its territory. To access the database, click here.