Nez Perce Tribe

Department of Fisheries Resources Management

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LSRCP Hatchery Evaluations Project

The initial goal of the LSRCP program is mitigation and compensation for loss of fisheries resources resulting from the construction and operation of the four lower Snake River dams. Since the listing of Snake River basin spring/summer (sp/su) Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the focus of the LSRCP program has transitioned to also include conservation and preservation of these species in the Snake River basin.  The LSRCP program presently supports 11 hatchery programs in three states, propagating spring/summer and fall Chinook salmon and steelhead for the enhancement of Tribal, commercial, and sport harvest opportunities.  The Nez Perce Tribe currently conducts monitoring and evaluation projects in the South Fork Salmon River and the Imnaha River and has a lead role in the Snake River basin coordination of management activities related to the LSRCP program

NPT LSRCP Project Activities

  1. Monitor and evaluate natural- and hatchery-origin Chinook salmon spawning in the South Fork Salmon River using redd count surveys and carcass recoveries.
  2. Monitor and evaluate natural-origin Chinook salmon spawning in the Big Creek (Middle Fork Salmon River) using redd count surveys and carcass recoveries.
  3. Assist with juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead trapping in the Lower Imnaha River to provide survival estimates through the Columbia River hydrosystem and estimate population abundance in coordination with the Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring Project.
  4. Coordinate hatchery production planning for LSRCP facilities rearing spring/summer Chinook salmon, fall Chinook salmon and steelhead.

Project Staff

EmailDisplaynameTitleSortRankTelephoneExtension
jimh@nezperce.orgJim HarbeckProject Leader/
Hatchery Evaluations
05(541) 432-2501x3771
billy@nezperce.orgBill YoungHatchery Evaluations
Coordinator
05(208) 621-3308x3308
brians@nezperce.orgBrian SimmonsBiologist I12(541) 432-2515
devino@nezperce.orgDevin OlsenBiologist II11(541) 432-2514x3784
Augustusj@nezperce.orgGus JohnsonFisheries Technician II155414322500

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