Chinook, Coho and Steelhead Mitigation

Cedar River above Landsburg

Cedar River above Landsburg

Due to general decline of Chinook salmon, coho and steelhead stocks in the Cedar River, the HCP provided funds to aid the recovery of these species from 2000 through 2008. The Cedar River Anadromous Fish Committee and representatives of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and the City of Seattle shared responsibility for appropriately distributing these funds for the following initiatives:

  • Gather biological information to aid in the design and management of conservation measures through studies of the life history, genetics or demographics of fish species.
  • Implement an emergency artificial production program to prevent any fish species from reaching a critically small population size and risking extinction.
  • Provide other benefits consistent with the Landsburg Mitigation Agreement.

Several studies on Chinook, coho and steelhead have been published.

Adaptive Management Program Contact

Michele Koehler, Aquatic Resources Manager
Seattle Public Utilities
Phone: (206) 733-9447