Coast Restoration Strategy – Columbia River to Neah Bay
Katie Krueger from the Quileute Tribe is now speaking about the Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership – “From Neah Bay to the Columbia River – how do we synthesize this?”
The idea was to create a group that established a salmon recovery region. Following the creation of the region in August 2007, the group started holding regular meetings, developed interlocal agreements, bylaws and a voting system. The Makah, Quinault and Hoh tribes, Jefferson and Clallam counties are involved.
From a techbnical standpoint, they worked with affected parties and major players along the coast to establish the needs, data gaps and analysis for salmon recovery along the coastal region.
First regional technical meeting was Oct. 28, 2010. We have a lot of work to do. First workshop was Nov. 3 & 4 to develop a strategy. The looked at what their targets would be – lakes, headwaters, estuaries, mainstems, ocean, neashshire marine and what the important attributes were for each target, what stressed each habitat. They looked at the kind of things that are in the environment that are good or bad and what strategies are there to help the salmon return. Ideas included how to implement the program.