Salmon recovery in North Central Washington falling short of goals


NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Salmon Recovery efforts in North Central Washington are falling short of goals according to a new report from the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office. The report issued late last week says runs of both Spring Chinook and Steelhead have been consistently lower in the past five years.

Steve Hair talked to Greer Maier, a fisheries biologist with the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, who says the 30-year goals are reachable.

The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board is a volunteer organization that oversees salmon recovery efforts along the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan Rivers.