Salmon Recovery Vision and Goals -- Salmon Recovery Milestones 1990-2006 -- A Letter from the Governor -- Preface -- SALMON RECOVERY HIGH LEVEL INDICATORS -- REGIONAL VIEWS: MAPPING OUR PROGRESS -- Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Snohomish Basin -- Hood Canal Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Quilcene Basin -- The Nearshore Environment -- Washington Coastal Salmon Recovery Region -- Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Lewis/Kalama Basin -- Middle Columbia Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Upper Yakima Basin -- Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Wenatchee Basin -- Snake River Salmon Recovery Region -- Watershed Watch: Middle Snake (Tucannon River) Basin -- Northeast Salmon Recovery Region -- THREATS TO SALMON RECOVERY -- The Impact of a Growing Population -- The Impact of Habitat Conversion -- The Impact of a Changing Climate -- THE IMPORTANCE OF TRACKING OUR PROGRESS -- The Importance of Tracking Our Progress -- Data Gap Analysis in Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAs) -- End Notes. "This is the fourth in a series of biennial State of Salmon Reports. They have evolved over time in response to the emergence of recovery plans, and to better provide the most important information to our citizens and decision-makers in the clearest way possible. Tracking and understanding the performance of our recovery efforts is challenging because of the diversity, technical complexity, and magnitude of actions being taken. Recovery actions are occurring across the state, from habitat restoration project sites in watersheds, to region-wide approaches for resource management, to statewide programs that affect how resources are regulated. Recovery plans uniquely draw upon local and statewide actions, and add actions that are needed to address factors limiting salmon at the scale of the regional plan. As the actions called for in recovery plans are being implemented, we need to be able to answer
things like, "How are we doing?" "Have we made it?" "How much farther do we have to go?""--Pref.