This Harvest Background Summary is one of a four-part series summarizing the major management programs and their reported outcomes related to recovery of Upper Columbia River (UC) salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The series covers each of the “H’s” or sectors—habitat, hatcheries, hydropower, and harvest—affecting listed species in the region. The development of these summaries is the first step in the region’s “Integrated Recovery Approach” that the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) adopted in 2017. This approach is part of the organization’s mission to achieve recovery of UC 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 related 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 this overarching goal of recovery.
Last modified: June 24, 2021