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.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.