Hatchery Detail


Hatchery

Name : Willard National Fish Hatchery
Province : Columbia Gorge Longitude : -121.629044
Subbasin : Little White Salmon Latitude : 45.765549
Operating Agency : YIN, USFWS
Funding Source : BPA, and NOAA (Mitchell Act)
Description : The Willard National Fish Hatchery is part of the Little White Salmon/Willard National Fish Hatchery complex. The hatchery is located on the Little White Salmon River approximately 4 miles upstream from the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. It was built in 1952 and has been used primarily for raising coho salmon since the mid-1960s. The Willard National Fish Hatchery is an integral component of the Yakama Nation Mid-Columbia coho salmon reintroduction effort aimed at reestablishing self-sustaining populations in the Wenatchee River Basin. Coho eggs, derived from a stock of fish returning to and spawned on the Wenatchee River, are transported to Willard during December at the eyed-up stage. When the fish are 16 months old they are released in the Wenatchee River. The Willard National Fish Hatchery also includes the production of spring Chinook salmon for release into the Little White Salmon River. Returning fish resulting from the releases contribute to a popular sport and tribal fishery in Drano Lake.
 
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
Columbia Cascade Wenatchee Coho 359,310 8 / 30 / 2010
Columbia Gorge Little White Salmon Spring Chinook Lower Columbia River Chinook ESU 424,569 8 / 30 / 2010
Hatchery Program Reviews
APRE HSRG HGMP USFWS
1.Coho Integrated
2.Coho Hatchery
3.Naches Coho
4.Upper Yakima Coho
1.Wenatchee River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Programs
2.Methow River Coho Population and Related Hatchery Program
3.Little White Salmon Springs Chinook Population and Related Programs
4.Little White Salmon Fall Chinook Population and Related Hatchery Programs
1.Okanogan Basin Spring Chinook
2.Coho Salmon
1.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007
2.Columbia Gorge NFHs Assessments and Recommendations Report - December 2007