Columbia River Basin Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Assessment

Gorge from OR sideThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) asked Oregon Consensus, in partnership with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, a joint program of Washington State University and the University of Washington, to conduct a situation assessment of regional views about salmon and steelhead recovery planning in the Columbia River Basin over the long term. A situation assessment is an interview-based process undertaken to better understand and explore relevant issues and interests of involved parties and situation dynamics. An assessment team featuring practitioner and academic expertise from Washington, Oregon and Idaho interviewed a broad range of regional parties to capture the full range of perspectives. For more information, contact Oregon Consensus Project Manager Peter Harkema, or Ruckelshaus Center Project Coordinator Amanda Murphy.

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