The federal government listed several species of salmon as threatened or endangered. The State of Washington chose to establish a local framework to determine what actions would be taken to protect these species and their habitat, rather than leave the decision-making process to non-resident agencies. The framework established includes an option for county governments to participate as Lead Entities. The Klickitat County Department of Natural Resources is the Lead Entity in this program.
Background information for this program is available on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office's Salmon Recovery Website.
Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan
The Klickitat Region Salmon Recovery Strategy documents the vision for salmonid recovery and the goals and other components of the strategy for salmon habitat recovery and protection in the Klickitat Lead Entity’s geographic area.
The Klickitat Region Salmon Recovery Strategy was developed for use by the Klickitat Lead Entity Organization for non-regulatory purposes, such as those outlined in the document. The strategy has not been subject to peer review or other quality assurance processes appropriate for regulatory application of its contents. Do not cite or quote the Klickitat Region Salmon Recovery Strategy without the express written consent of the Klickitat Lead Entity.
The text of the Klickitat Region Salmon Recovery Strategy can be obtained below: