Management Requirements: See Nehlsen et al. (1991) for general management recommendations for anadromous salmonids.
Allendorf et al. (1997) proposed criteria for prioritizing Pacific salmon stocks for conservation; data limitations introduce subjectivity into the process, so expert judgment and peer review should be incorporated into the process.
See Thomas et al. (1993) for information on habitat management for this and other at-risk fish species in the Pacific Northwest. Utter et al. (1989) recommended a conservative policy for stock transfers, based on distinct genetic differences among populations in different areas. See recovery plan for Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta native fishes (USFWS 1995).
Limiting flow fluctuations at all discharges below Priest Rapids Dam (Columbia River) would further protect subyearling fall chinook salmon (Tiffan et al. 2002). This would enhance production of invertebrate prey and reduce the stranding salmon on dewatered substrate or in disconnected pools.
Yearlings migrating downstream experience higher survival when spill is used specifically to pass fishes through nonturbine routes past hydroelectric dams (Muir et al. 2001).
Management Programs: The economically valuable Klamath River fall chinook population is managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council under advice given by the Klamath Fishery Management Council.