Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Project

Steelhead Run Reconstruction

May 2022 - August 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game 

Snake River Basin steelhead are listed under the ESA and subject to harvest and hatchery programs. Spawning escapement throughout the basin is calculated from numerous data sets. We are conducting a sensitivity analysis on procedures used to calculate steelhead spawning escapement throughout the Snake River Basin. Our results will improve transparency, implementation, and accuracy of the methods used to generate management metrics. The project is imbedded within an existing collaboration between three state agencies and tribal comanagers.