Status & Trends by Region


Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.
The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.
 

Columbia Gorge Province

Big White Salmon Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Lower Columbia   Gorge Spring  White Salmon  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
500 natural adults298
NOSA Estimate
2015: 3,010 adults (natural - tule and upriver bright) 474
Threatened Status & Trends
Spring Chinook Lower Columbia  Gorge Fall  White Salmon  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
500 natural adults298
Functionally extirpated 383 Threatened No Data
Coho Lower Columbia River  Gorge  Upper Gorge/Hood  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,900 natural adults (entire population)298
Unknown Threatened No Data
Steelhead Middle Columbia River  Cascades Eastern Slope  White Salmon  Recovery Plan Criteria :
Re-establish population302
Functionally extirpated 376 Threatened No data
Rainbow Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None303
Unknown Not Listed No Data

Columbia Gorge Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Chum Columbia River  Gorge  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
900 natural adults (entire population) 298
Adult Counts (Bonneville Dam)
2017: 21 adults 60
Threatened Status & Trends
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None304
Adult Counts (Bonneville Dam)
2017: 82,564 adults 60
Species of Concern Status & Trends
White Sturgeon       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Harvest of 5kg/ha, target exploitation rates equal 21% of fish 42-60" in sport fisheries and 25% of fish 45-60" in commercial fisheries, increase broodstock by 10% every three years304
Abundance (>24 inches)
2017: 82,880 fish (>21 inches ) The Dalles Reservoir484
2016: 29,290 fish (>21 inches) John Day Reservoir502
2015: 181,892 fish (>24 inches) Bonneville Reservoir503
Harvest
Sport Harvest
2017: 486 fish harvested
Bonneville Reservoir - 276 fish484
The Dalles - 84 fish484
John Day - 126 fish484
Tribal Commercial
2017: 891 fish harvested484
Bonneville Reservoir - 355 fish484
The Dalles - 326 fish484
John Day - 210 fish484
Tribal Subsistence Harvest
2017: 103 fish harvested484
Bonneville Reservoir - 63 fish484
The Dalles - 26 fish484
John Day - 14 fish484
Not Listed Status & Trends

Fifteenmile Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Coastal Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None305
Unknown Species of Concern No Data
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None305
Unknown Species of Concern No Data
Winter Steelhead Lower Columbia  Cascades Eastern Slope  Fifteenmile  Recovery Plan Criteria :
500 Adults302
NOSA Estimate
2016: 276 spawners 474
Redd Counts (natural)
2016: 28 redds 474
Threatened Status & Trends
Rainbow Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None305
Unknown Species of Concern No Data

Hood Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Lower Columbia  Gorge Winter  Hood River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,245 natural adults299
NOSA Estimate
2016: Hood River - 122 spawners474
Threatened No Data
Spring Chinook Lower Columbia  Gorge Spring  Hood River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,493 natural adults299
NOSA Estimate
2016: Hood River - 292 spawners 474
Redd Counts (mixed)
2011: 112 redds (mixed) 153
Threatened Status & Trends
Coho Lower Columbia River  Gorge  Upper Gorge/Hood  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
5,203 natural adults299
Unknown Threatened No Data
Sea-run Coastal Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None306
Unknown Species of Concern No Data
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None306
Unknown Species of Concern No Data
Summer Steelhead Lower Columbia River  Gorge Summer  Hood River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
2,008 natural adults299
NOSA Estimate
2016: Hood River - 174 spawners474
Threatened No Data
Winter Steelhead Lower Columbia  Gorge Winter  Hood River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
2,079 natural adults299
NOSA Estimate
2016: Hood River - 618 spawners474
Threatened No Data
Bull Trout Hood River Basin    Clear Branch, Hood River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
> 500 adults, distributed among three or more local populations307
Unknown Threatened No Data
Resident Coastal Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None306
Unknown Species of Concern No Data

Klickitat Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Combined annual harvest = 14,000308
Adult Escapement (natural)
2015: 6,863 adults (Tule and Upriver Bright) 74
Not Listed Status & Trends
Spring Chinook       Subbasin Plan Objective :
return number = 5,000-10,000, harvest = 35-40% annually, less than 50% of fish returning would be available for escapement308
Adult Counts (natural)
2011: 419 spawners (natural)76
Not Listed Status & Trends
Coho       Subbasin Plan Objective :
combined average annual harvest (ocean, Columbia River, and Klickitat Basin) of 14,000308
Adult Counts (mixed)
2017: 258 adults (mixed) counted at Lyle falls 75
Not Listed Status & Trends
Steelhead Middle Columbia River  Cascade Eastern Slope Tributaries  Klickitat  Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 natural adults302
Adult Counts (mixed)
2017: 263 adults at Lyle Falls 75
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Lower Columbia River Basin  Klickitat River  West Fork Klickitat River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
Maintain population (minimum need); determine recovery criteria309,310
Unknown, presumed very low 382, 371 Threatened No Data

Little White Salmon Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Lower Columbia  Gorge Fall    Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,200 natural adults (entire Upper Gorge population, primarily the Wind River)298
NOSA Estimate
2015: Little White Salmon River - 557 spawners474
Adult Counts
2015: National Fish Hatchery - 13,836 adults (Tule and Upriver Brights) 77
Drano Lake - 1,453 adults (Tule and Upriver Brights) 77
Threatened Status & Trends
Chum Columbia River  Gorge  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
900 natural adults (entire Upper Gorge population) 298
Unknown Threatened No Data

Wind Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Lower Columbia   Gorge Fall  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,200 natural adults (includes Oregon)298
Adult Escapement
2015: 2,247 adults (Tule and Upriver Brights) 78
Threatened Status & Trends
Chum Columbia River  Gorge  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
900 natural adults (entire Upper Gorge population) 298
Unknown Threatened No Data
Coho Lower Columbia  Gorge  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,900 natural adults298
Unknown Threatened No Data
Summer Steelhead Lower Colunbia  Gorge Summer  Wind  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 natural adults298
NOSA Estimate
2017: 1,059 spawners474
Adult Escapement
2014: 272 adults 511
Juvenile Outmigrants
2017: 22,584 juveniles474
Threatened Status & Trends
Winter Steelhead Lower Columbia  Gorge Winter  Upper Gorge  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
No Objectives298
Adult Counts
2014: 8 spawners (natural)79
Threatened Status & Trends