20190228 - ucsrb hydropower summary final draft.pdf

The Hydropower Background Summary is part of a series of documents summarizing the major management programs and their reported outcomes related to management and recovery of listed Upper Columbia River (UCR) salmon and steelhead. The development of “All-H” background summaries (Habitat, Hatchery, Hydropower and Harvest) is part of a larger Integrated Recovery Approach that the UCSRB adopted in 2017. The long-term goal of the UCSRB is to achieve recovery of UCR spring Chinook salmon and steelhead, which will require coordinated actions in all management sectors affecting salmon. The UCSRB is engaging and collaborating with managers across the Columbia River System to identify issues and uncertainties that relate to long-term recovery. The background summaries serve an integral part of this process as a vehicle for compiling and synthesizing complex information that can be used to inform dialogue and progress toward achieving these overarching goals of recovery.

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