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 Plateau Province

Columbia Lower Middle Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Multiple upriver ESUs  Multiple upriver MPGs  Multiple upriver populations  Recovery Plan Criteria :
Not applicable
Adult Counts (Dam)
2017: The Dalles Dam - 217,021 adults 60
2017: John Day Dam - 165,526 adults60
2017: McNary Dam - 156,927 adults60
Threatened Status & Trends
Coho     Multiple upriver populations   Recovery Plan Criteria :
Not applicable
Adult Counts (Dam)
2017: The Dalles Dam - 33,772 adults60
2017: John Day Dam - 29,080 adults60
2017: McNary Dam - 21,996 adults60
Not Listed Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Multiple upriver ESUs  Multiple upriver ESUs  Multiple upriver populations  Recovery Plan Criteria :
Not applicable
Adult Counts (Dam)
2017: The Dalles Dam - 29,017 adults (wild)60
2017: John Day Dam - 24,918 adults (wild)60
2017: McNary Dam - 23,243 adults (wild)60
Threatened Status & Trends

Crab Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Summer/Fall Chinook Upper Columbia    Crab  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Population trends are unknown Not Listed No Data
Summer Steelhead Upper Columbia  Wenatchee-Methow  Crab  Recovery Plan Criteria :
None
Unknown Endangered No Data
Largemouth Bass     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Banks Lake CPUE = 0.13 439 Not Listed Snapshot
Smallmouth Bass     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Population Estimate
2005: 44,487 fish 439
Not Listed Status & Trends
Bluegill     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Banks Lake Relative Abundance: 0.0% (GN), 0.2% (EB) 439 Not Listed Snapshot
Kokanee     Banks Lake and Billy Clapp Reservoir  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Population Estimate
2005: 124,810 fish 439
Not Listed Status & Trends
Yellow Perch     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Banks Lake CPUE = 1.92  439 Not Listed Snapshot
Rainbow Trout     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Banks Lake CPUE = 0.10  439 Species of Concern Snapshot
Walleye     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Population Estimate
2005: 38,128 fish 439
Not Listed Status & Trends

Deschutes Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
13,000-16,000 natural adults311
Adult Counts
2016: 1,074 adults (Pelton Dam - natural)98
Not Listed Status & Trends
Spring Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
2,600-2,800 natural adults; 2,200-2,300 above Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery and 400-500 in Shitike Creek311
Redd Counts
2015: 72 redds 156
Not Listed Status & Trends
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Adult Population Estimate (Lower Deschutes)
2017: 24,017adults 506
Species of Concern Status & Trends
Sockeye       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Unknown Not Listed No Data
Summer Steelhead Middle Columbia  Cascades Eastern Slope Tributaries  Westside, Eastside, Crooked River (extirpated)  Subbasin Plan Objective :
Westside - 4,500-5,000 natural adults (plus 1,600-1,850 in areas not currently accessible)
Eastside - 2,400-2,900 natural adults
Crooked River - 700-1,000 natural adults311
Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 natural adults each for Westside and Eastside populations302
NOSA Estimate
2016: Deschutes River (westside) - 472 spawners474
Deschutes River (eastside) - 1,942 spawners474
Adult Counts (Pelton Dam)
2016: 2,507
Hatchery - 2,443 adults 192
Natural - 64 adults 192
Redd Counts (natural)
2015: 570 redds (natural) 193, 205, 206
2012: Buck Hollow Creek - 28 redds (mixed)204
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Lower Deschutes (Within Deschutes Recovery Unit)    Shitike Creek, Warm Springs River, and 3 Metolius River populations   Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,500-3,000 adults distributed among 5 or more local populations312
Redd Counts
2015: 129 redds 158
Adult Counts (Pelton Dam)
2016: 13 adults 207
Threatened Status & Trends
Redband Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
1,500-2,500 fish greater than 8 inches per mile, Pelton Dam to Shearers Falls; 750-1000 fish greater than 8 inches per mile below Shearer Falls311
No information since 2000 Species of Concern No Data

John Day Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Spring Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
Average run size of 20,000 adults and jacks to the John Day313
Adult Escapement (natural)
2011: 14,494 adults (natural)215
Redd Counts (natural)
2015: 1,146 redds (natural) 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223
Not Listed Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Middle Columbia  John Day River  Upper Mainstem, South Fork, Middle Fork, North Fork, Lower Mainstem  Subbasin Plan Objective :
Average run size of 49,000 fish to the John Day313
Recovery Plan Criteria :
Upper Mainstem or Middle Fork - 1,000 natural adults, other must be maintained; North Fork must remain highly viable (currently 1,740 natural adults); Lower mainstem - 2,250 natural adults; South Fork must be maintained302
NOSA Estimate
2014: 20,505 spawners 474
Redd Counts (natural)
2017: 157 redds (natural)209, 210, 211, 240, 241
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout John Day River (Within John Day River Recovery Unit)    North Fork (7 populations), Middle Fork (3 populations), Upper Mainstem (2 populations)  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
5,000 individuals distributed among 12 or more local populations312
Redd Counts
2005: 154 redds 440
Threatened Status & Trends
Westslope Cutthroat       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None313
Unknown (1,229 of 2,622 historically occupied stream miles are currently occupied) 441 Species of Concern No Data
Redband Trout       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None313
Unknown (abundant in most headwater areas) Species of Concern No Data

Snake Lower Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Summer Steelhead Snake River  Multiple  Multiple upriver populations  Subbasin Plan Objective :
No numeric objective for adult escapement described in the subbasin plan:
Almota Creek - 62 returning adults expected if habitat objectives are attained
Deadman Creek - 80 returning adults expected if habitat objectives are attained
Recovery Plan Criteria :
Not applicable
Adult Counts (Dam)
2017: Ice Harbor Dam - 13,073 adults (wild)60
Lower Monumental Dam - 13,762 adults (wild)60
Little Goose Dam - 11,919 adults (wild)60
Threatened Status & Trends

Tucannon Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Snake River  Snake River  Snake River  Subbasin Plan Objective :
14,300 Natural adults314
2,000 adults315
Recovery Plan Criteria :
3,000 natural adults (entire population) 286
Adult Counts
2011: 2,044 adults81
Redd Counts (mixed)
2011: 302 redds (mixed)196
Threatened Status & Trends
Spring Chinook Snake River  Lower Snake River  Tucannon  Subbasin Plan Objective :
2,000 natural adults104
3,000 total adults315,314 Recovery Plan Criteria :
750 natural adults 286
NOSA Estimate
2017: 49 spawners 474
Redd Counts (mixed)
2014: 124 redds 82
Threatened Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Snake River  Lower Snake River  Tucannon  Subbasin Plan Objective :
948 natural-origin adults315
600 adults (existing habitat conditions) and 2,200-3,400 (future) adult escapement315
2,200 adults314
3,400 adults315
Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 natural spawners286
Adult Escapement (natural)
2007: 137 spawners (natural)149
Juvenile Outmigrants
2017: 20,391 juvenile474
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Tucannon (Within Snake River Washington Recovery Unit)      Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 adults512
Redd Counts
2011: 143 redds 83
Threatened Status & Trends

Umatilla Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
4,192 natural adults319
Adult Escapement (Threemile Falls Dam)
2017: 680 adults85
Not Listed Status & Trends
Spring Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
1,702 natural adults319
Adult Counts (hatchery)
2017: 3,841 adults (hatchery)85
Not Listed Status & Trends
Coho       Subbasin Plan Objective :
1,568 natural adults319
Adult Counts (Threemile Falls Dam)
2017: 3,045 adults (hatchery)85
Not Listed Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Middle Columbia  Umatilla/Walla Walla Rivers  Umatilla  Subbasin Plan Objective :
3,610 natural adults319
Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,500 natural adults16
NOSA Estimate
2016: 3,599 spawners474
Redd Counts (mixed)
2017: 40 redds (mixed)224
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Umatilla River (Within Umatilla-Walla Walla Recovery Unit)    North Fork Umatilla, South Fork Umatilla, North Fork Meacham Creek   Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
500-5,000 adults distributed among three local populations321
Redd Counts
2010: 13 redds141
Threatened Status & Trends

Walla Walla Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Spring Chinook Middle Columbia      Subbasin Plan Objective :
3,000 natural adults and 2,500 hatchery adults (ODFW and CTUIR objective only)322
Not Listed Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Middle Columbia  Umatilla/Walla Walla Rivers  Walla Walla, Touchet  Subbasin Plan Objective :
4,600 - 5,600 total returns: 3,000 natural and 1,600 - 2,600 hatchery (CTUIR objectiver only)321
Recovery Plan Criteria :
1,000 natural adults for at least one population, the other must be maintained
NOSA Estimate
Walla Walla River
2014: 434 spawners 474

Touchet River
2016: 179 spawners 474

Redd Counts (mixed)
2015: 353 redds (mixed) 225
Juvenile Outmigrants
2016: 31,820 juveniles474
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Walla Walla River(Within Umatilla-Walla Walla Recovery Unit)    Upper Walla Walla, Mill Creek, Touchet River  Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
3,000-5,000 adults distributed among three or more local populations321
Redd Count
2014: 41 redds507
Threatened Status & Trends

Yakima Subbasin

 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Fall Chinook   Yakima  Marion Drain and Yakima  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Recovery Plan Criteria :
None
Adult Counts (Prosser Dam) (mixed)
2016: 4,941 adults 99
Not Listed Status & Trends
Spring Chinook   Yakima  American, Naches, Upper Yakima  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Recovery Plan Criteria :
None
Redd Counts
2017: 836 redds 102
Not Listed Status & Trends
Pacific Lamprey       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Adult Counts
2017: 561 adults463
Species of Concern Status & Trends
Sockeye       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Cleelum Lake Potential - 30-50,000 adults435
Bumping Lake Potential - 10-17,000 adults323
Adult Count (Prosser Dam)
2017: 372 adults (wild)275
Not Listed Status & Trends
Summer Steelhead Middle Columbia  Yakima  Naches, Satus, Toppenish and Upper Yakima  Recovery Plan Criteria :
(Delisting Threshold)302
Naches River - 1,500 adults
Satus Creek - 500 natural adults (plus additional 500 in lower mainstem or in another population)
Toppenish Creek - 250 natural adults
Upper Yakima - 500 adults302
Adult Counts (Prosser Dam) (mixed)
2017: 2,566 adults 100
Redd Counts
2016: 197 redds
Threatened Status & Trends
Bull Trout Yakima (Within Middle Columbia River Recovery Unit)      Draft Recovery Plan Criteria :
2,550 - 3050 adults287
Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
Redd Counts
2011: 760 redds
South Fork Ahtanum - 4 redds 87
Middle Fork Ahtanum - 11 redds 87
Gold Creek - 7 redds 87
Bumping River - 0 redds 87
Crow Creek - 7 redds 87
North Fork Tieton River - 11 redds 87
Kachess River - 33 redds 87
Box Canyon Creek - 31 redds 87
Indian Creek - 147 redds 87
Deep Creek - 19287
American River/Union Creek - 40 redds 87
Ahtanum North Fork/Shellneck Creek - 1 redd87
Teanaway North Fork River/De Roux - 0 redds 87
Rattlesnake Creek/Little Wildcat/Shell Creek - 42 redds 87
Tieton South Fork/Bear Creek - 234 redds 87
Threatened Status & Trends