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Title: Assessment of Salmonids and their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin of Washington : 2000 Annual Report.

Abstract

Concerns about the decline of native salmon and trout populations have increased among natural resource managers and the public in recent years. As a result, a multitude of initiatives have been implemented at the local, state, and federal government levels. These initiatives include management plans and actions intended to protect and restore salmonid fishes and their habitats. In 1998 bull trout were listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as ''Threatened'', for the Walla Walla River and its tributaries. Steelhead were listed as ''Threatened'' in 1999 for the mid-Columbia River and its tributaries. These ESA listings emphasize the need for information about the threatened salmonid populations and their habitats. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is entrusted with ''the preservation, protection, and perpetuation of fish and wildlife....[and to] maximize public recreational or commercial opportunities without impairing the supply of fish and wildlife (WAC 77. 12.010).'' In consideration of this mandate, the WDFW submitted a proposal in December 1997 to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a study to assess salmonid distribution, relative abundance, genetics, and the condition of their habitats in the Walla Walla River basin. The primary purposes of this project are to collect baseline biological andmore » habitat data, to identify major data gaps, and to draw conclusions whenever possible. The study reported herein details the findings of the 2000 field season (March to November, 2000).« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
795638
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-00000485-1
TRN: US200304%%554
DOE Contract Number:  
00000485
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2001; PBD: 1 Nov 2001; PBD: 1 Nov 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ABUNDANCE; AVAILABILITY; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; ENDANGERED SPECIES; FISHES; GENETICS; HABITAT; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; PRESERVATION; RIVERS; SALMON; TROUT; WASHINGTON; SALMONIDAE - HABITAT - WALLA WALLA RIVER WATERSHED (OR AND WA); STREAM MEASUREMENTS - WALLA WALLA RIVER WATERSHED (OR AND WA); FISHERY MANAGEMENT - WALLA WALLA RIVER (OR AND WA)

Citation Formats

Mendel, Glen Wesley, Karl, David, and Coyle, Terrence. Assessment of Salmonids and their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin of Washington : 2000 Annual Report.. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/795638.
Mendel, Glen Wesley, Karl, David, & Coyle, Terrence. Assessment of Salmonids and their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin of Washington : 2000 Annual Report.. United States. doi:10.2172/795638.
Mendel, Glen Wesley, Karl, David, and Coyle, Terrence. Thu . "Assessment of Salmonids and their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin of Washington : 2000 Annual Report.". United States. doi:10.2172/795638. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795638.
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title = {Assessment of Salmonids and their Habitat Conditions in the Walla Walla River Basin of Washington : 2000 Annual Report.},
author = {Mendel, Glen Wesley and Karl, David and Coyle, Terrence},
abstractNote = {Concerns about the decline of native salmon and trout populations have increased among natural resource managers and the public in recent years. As a result, a multitude of initiatives have been implemented at the local, state, and federal government levels. These initiatives include management plans and actions intended to protect and restore salmonid fishes and their habitats. In 1998 bull trout were listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as ''Threatened'', for the Walla Walla River and its tributaries. Steelhead were listed as ''Threatened'' in 1999 for the mid-Columbia River and its tributaries. These ESA listings emphasize the need for information about the threatened salmonid populations and their habitats. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is entrusted with ''the preservation, protection, and perpetuation of fish and wildlife....[and to] maximize public recreational or commercial opportunities without impairing the supply of fish and wildlife (WAC 77. 12.010).'' In consideration of this mandate, the WDFW submitted a proposal in December 1997 to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a study to assess salmonid distribution, relative abundance, genetics, and the condition of their habitats in the Walla Walla River basin. The primary purposes of this project are to collect baseline biological and habitat data, to identify major data gaps, and to draw conclusions whenever possible. The study reported herein details the findings of the 2000 field season (March to November, 2000).},
doi = {10.2172/795638},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {11}
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