Hatchery Detail


Name : Sawtooth Fish Hatchery
Province : Mountain Snake Longitude : -114.884293
Subbasin : Salmon Latitude : 44.151741
Operating Agency : IDFG
Funding Source : USFWS (Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan)
Description : Sawtooth Fish Hatchery, an anadromous fish hatchery located 5 miles south of Stanley, Idaho on Highway 75, was constructed in 1985 as part of the Lower Snake River Compensation Program. The facility was built to rear spring Chinook salmon and collect eggs from steelhead trout. At the same time, it collects some four million steelhead eggs for later transport to the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery and Magic Valley Fish Hatchery. The hatchery's East Fork facility, located 42 miles downriver and 18 miles up the East Fork of the Salmon River, is used for trapping and holding Chinook salmon and steelhead.
Releases & Returns
Hatchery releases of anadromous fish, within the geographic range of an ESU/DPS, are listed accordingly.
Province Subbasin Species ESU/DPS Released
in 2009
Returns to Collection
Facility in 2009
Data as of
Middle Snake Boise Westslope Cutthroat 2,700 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Snake Salmon Rainbow Trout 48,717 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Snake Salmon Rainbow Trout x Cutthroat Trout 2 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Snake Salmon Sockeye 433,806 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Snake Salmon Spring Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook ESU 278,015 8 / 30 / 2010
Mountain Snake Salmon Westslope Cutthroat 40,806 8 / 30 / 2010
Upper Snake Snake Upper Westslope Cutthroat 500 8 / 30 / 2010
Upper Snake Snake Upper Closed Basin Westslope Cutthroat 6,200 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
1.Redfish Lake Sockeye
2.Upper Salmon Sawtooth Spring Chinook
3.Pahsimeroi Hatchery Steelhead A-Run
4.Sawtooth Hatchery Steelhead A-Run
5.East Fork Integrated Steelhead B-Run
1.Salmon River Upper Salmon Summer Steelhead A-Run Population and related Hatchery Programs
2.Salmon River Pahsimeroi River Summer Steelhead A-Run Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Salmon River Basin, Spring Chinook Salmon ? Sawtooth Fish Hatchery East Fork Salmon River Satellite
2.Salmon River Basin, Summer Steelhead A-Run
1.Idaho LSRCP Hatcheries Assessments and Recommendations Report ? April 2009