CHIN4.4: Invest in making better estimates so we can better manage and recover Chinook.
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Invest in making better estimates so we can better manage and recover Chinook.
- Invest funding and capacity to improve accuracy and precision for Chinook populations where status and trends estimates of key life stages (such as, escapement, juvenile migrants, etc.) are lacking, or highly uncertain.
- Evaluate existing watershed-scale efforts for “lessons learned” on actions that have been successful – or not successful. Share information and conclusions with all watershed-scale efforts for adaptive management of their program implementation.
Desired Outcome - The Adult Fish Data Exchange (AMX) is utilized to manage and share adult fish data among co-managers. Data analyzed and interpreted to understand the response of salmon populations to habitat protection and restoration actions.
Policy Needs - N/A
Example Actions - The Fisher Slough project, where a collaboration between the Skagit River System Cooperative and WDFW Fish Program are conducting the analyses suggested by this approach. Propose a project to use the AMX to make better estimates. Evaluate effectiveness of watershed-scale actions, and report findings.
Proposal Guidance - Describe how you will communicate the results of your project to decision-makers, to improve management of Chinook populations and/or habitat protection and restoration activities.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.