What Are Institutional Recommendations?

During the past 40 years, the region has established institutions to manage restoration of anadromous fish in the Columbia Basin as well as to manage fisheries. Using the authorities of their participating governments, these structures are intended to focus personnel and resources on the tasks of restoration in an efficient and effective manner.

This Plan proposes a series of biological and technical hypotheses that are designed to lessen human-caused mortality at all stages of the life cycle of the species in question. The institutional recommendations are aimed at managing the implementation of the technical hypotheses, evaluating outcomes and modifying the hypotheses to reflect knowledge obtained. A brief discussion of adaptive management and hypotheses is here »

The first 11 Institutional Recommendations were updated in 2013 and are listed in the adjacent table along with new recommendations. Each updated recommendation consists of a summary of the problem or issue as of 2013 (Current Status); an evaluation of how the recommendation was addressed (Assessment); and what changes are currently proposed (New and Modified Actions). For each updated recommendation, a link to the original institutional recommendation is provided. To see the original 1995 recommendations in full, go to the 1995 Spirit of the Salmon Plan/Recommendations/Institutional.

In each of the 5 new Institutional Recommendations an institutional problem or challenge is summarized (Issue); recommendations to manage or resolve the issue are made (Actions Needed); and the expected result is identified (Desired Outcome).

Learn more about institutional issues in salmon management »



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