Hatchery Goals

Female adult sockeye at the hatchery.

Female adult sockeye at the hatchery.

The hatchery program includes a long-term commitment to monitoring and adaptive management. Some of the hatchery program goals are below:

  • Implement a biologically and environmentally sound long-term hatchery program
  • Avoid or minimize detrimental effects on the naturally-produced salmon in the basin
  • Use information gathered over the life of the project as the basis for evaluating and modifying hatchery operations

For a complete list of goals for the hatchery, see the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan (pdf).The hatchery program was developed with input from a broad array of technical experts from state, federal and tribal fisheries management agencies, the academic community and the private sector. The entire hatchery program, including the Adaptive Management Plan, was formally approved by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Seattle Public Utilities.

Landsburg Mitigation Contact

Carol Volk, Aquatic Resources Strategic Advisor
Phone: (206) 386-1990
Email: carol.volk@seattle.gov