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Objectives (from 2004 subbasin plan and data)
5,000 adults in the Recovery Unit (adults abundance requirements not provided for the Powder River Core population)Bull Trout
At the landscape level, the biological objectives for habitat include a high degree of deciduous riparian heterogeneity within or among wetland, shrub, and woodland patchesYellow Warbler
At the landscape level, the biological objectives for habitat include a low percentage of agricultural land useYellow Warbler
By 2015, develop a nutrient allocation plan for the subbasin which investigates the potential benefits to fish and wildlife of nutrient additions or reductionsAll aquatic focal species
Conserve genetic diversity and provide opportunity for genetic exchangeBull Trout
Ensure continued existence of redband trout populations at or near current levelsRedband Trout
Improve aquatic habitat diversity and complexity in tributary and mainstem where focal species populations are limitedAll aquatic focal species
Improve flow in limited reaches and spring complexesAll aquatic focal species
Improve habitat connectivity and fish passage.All aquatic focal species
Improve riparian, floodplain and wetland habitatsAll aquatic focal species
Improve stream channel processes.All aquatic focal species
Improve Water Quality (temperature, dissolved oxygen, chemical pollutants, biological pollutants, pH, turbidity).All aquatic focal species
Maintain and increase bull trout abundance (greater that or equal to 500 adults) within each of the local population watersheds as identified by US Fish and WildlifeBull Trout
Maintain current distributions of bull trout and restore distributions in previously occupied areas within the Hells Canyon Complex Recovery Unit.Bull Trout
Maintain or improve fish and wildlife habitats to support recovering populations of threatened or endangered species, diverse populations of native species and sustainable populations of recreationally valued speciesAll species
Maintain or improve watershed conditions for water quality and quantity by assessing water supply and use, and developing strategies for meeting current and future both instream and out-of-stream objectives.All species
Maintain stable or increasing trends in adult bull trout abundanceBull Trout
Manage forest and shrub-steppe habitats that would allow ecosystem processes and successionAll terrestrial focal species
Minimize the detrimental effects of exotic species.All aquatic focal species
Prevent the additional loss of shrub-steppe habitats
Promote watershed and community health through innovation and cooperation by engaging all stakeholders through an open, assessable and collaborative processAll species
Protect and improve existing quality, quantity and diversity of native plant communities providing habitat to native wildlife species by preventing the introduction of noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into native habitatsAll terrestrial focal species
Protect existing shrub-steppe habitats from additional fragmentation and degradation.
Protect mature pine/fir trees and stand habitatsAll terrestrial focal species
Protect, enhance or restore riparian habitats
Protect, enhance or restore wetlands and spring habitats or create new wetlands to mitigate for permanently lost wetlands
Providing habitats with >70 percent cover in shrub layer (<3 m) and subcanopy layer (>3 m and below the canopy foliage) with subcanopy layer contributing >40 percent of the totalYellow Warbler
Providing habitats with a shrub layer height >2 mYellow Warbler
Providing habitats with shrub layer cover 30-60 percent (includes shrubs and small saplings)Yellow Warbler
Reduce conflicts between livestock and native wildlife and plant populationsAll terrestrial focal species
Reduce instream sedimentation to levels that meet applicable water quality standards and measures and establish an upward trend in the number of stream miles meeting such criteriaAll resident focal species
Reduce number of artificially blocked streamsAll aquatic focal species
Reduce the extent and density of established noxious weeds and restore native habitatsAll terrestrial focal species
Reduce the negative impacts of livestock grazing on the fish, wildlife and plant populations in the subbasin. Protect and improve riparian, wet meadow and native upland habitatsAll terrestrial focal species
Reduce upland erosion and sedimentationAll aquatic focal species
Reduce water temperatures to levels meeting applicable water quality standards for life stage specific needs of aquatic focal speciesAll aquatic focal species
Restore and maintain suitable habitat conditions for all life history stages and forms.Bull Trout
Restore areas important for focal species
Use credible scientific information to understand, protect and improve the most critical aspects of a healthy watershedAll species

Goals and strategies under development

Limiting factors & actions


Click to display the 15 occurrences of impairments by limiting factor affecting multiple species and 6 recommended actions. Click bars for more detail.