The Washington Coast Salmon Recovery Region includes all Washington river basins flowing directly into the Pacific Ocean.
- Human Population: 179,700
- Counties: All or portions of Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pacific, and Lewis
- Water Resource Inventory Areas: Soleduck-Hoh (20), Queets-Quinault (21), Lower Chehalis (22), Upper Chehalis (23), and Willapa (24)
- Federally Recognized Tribes: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Hoh Tribe, Makah Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, and Shoalwater Bay Tribe
Regional Recovery Organization
Salmon Recovery Efforts Underway
Lead entities have completed habitat strategies that guide protection and restoration projects. In May 2009, the National Marine Fisheries Service adopted the Lake Ozette sockeye recovery plan. The Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership developed the Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Plan for its salmon populations. The draft bull trout recovery plan is pending until completion of the 5-year status review by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.