WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Program

The road to salmon recovery in the Nooksack Basin involves local governments, Salmon Co-Managers, and community organizations working together on a multitude of actions, projects, and programs to restore and protect habitat important to salmon.

The strategy for recovering salmon in the Nooksack River Basin is outlined in the June 2005 WRIA 1 Salmonid Recovery Plan, and is built on scientific data collected over several decades. Although the strategy is for all salmonids there is a particular emphasis on chinook salmon because of its listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The WRIA 1 Recovery Plan explains the factors inhibiting salmon populations, and describes strategies and actions needed to recover salmon.