FY 2019 Nisqually Chinook Stock Management Plan Monitoring

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Project ID19HR R-7
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date10/01/2020
End Date09/30/2021
Last Edited06/19/2024
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1. Hatchery broodstock sampling, sorting, and transport upriver were conducted when the forecasts were low and the hatcheries had a surplus.

2. Trapping was done within the Centralia City Lights fish ladder or in-river capture using tangle nets and fyke traps of up to 105 natural origin fish that were used for Kalama Creek’s 25% integrated broodstock program. A Kalama Creek facility rebuild with smaller tanks and re-circulated filter water was started in 2019 to accommodate this program. Adult returns from Kalama Creek fed into the stair-step integration for the bigger production at the Clear Creek Hatchery. Hatchery-origin fish captured in tangle nets or traps were sampled, tagged, and either harvested or released based on return abundance.

3. When in-river visibility allowed, the fish counter/camera system located within the Centralia City Light fish ladder located at river mile 26 was utilized to enumerate and identify Chinook by origin (Hatchery vs. Natural) and visually look for jaw-tagged fish.

Project Benefit    

The expected result of this project is that it will contribute towards implementing recent modifications to the Nisqually Chinook Stock Management Plan. The intent of the plan is to implement actions that will lead to ESA delisting of the Chinook population through the development of a self-sustaining natural population, and to provide meaningful harvest opportunities for the Nisqually tribal community.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 382.00 382.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$89,500

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  • Worksite Identifier: 46822700
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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Nisqually (17110015)
  • Watershed: Lower Nisqually River-Frontal Puget Sound (1711001503)
  • Subwatershed: Murray Creek-Nisqually River (171100150301)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 46.932682
  • Longitude: -122.55878


  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 89,500.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 0
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 3
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Nisqually Tribe. Semi-annual progress reports submitted to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 89,500.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 382.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .0
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored0 (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 382.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Nisqually Chinook Work Group. 2017 Draft. Stock Management Plan for Nisqually Fall Chinook Recovery. Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia WA.