Fisheries Resources
Pacific Region

Species and Habitat Conservation


An important component of the Fisheries Program is to conserve, protect, and restore aquatic habitats that support healthy, sustainable populations of fish and other aquatic life. Involvement in species and habitat conservation efforts varies across the region based on local partnerships, interests, and issues.

Our staff plays an integral role in guiding and leading these efforts through collaborative partnerships to ensure healthy functioning aquatic ecosystems (e.g., rivers, wetlands, and estuaries) and the native species they support. Our efforts are science-driven and take place at both the local and landscape levels to address pressing conservation challenges such as changing climate and invasive species.

We work in partnership with other federal agencies, states, tribes, non-governmental organizations, and private entities.

Atult Pacific Lamprey

The Pacific Region Fisheries Program supports several aquatic species conservation efforts. Visit our Species Conservation page to learn about current conservation efforts.

National Fish Habitat Partnership Logo

The Pacific Region supports five multi-state or regional fish habitat partnerships under the guidance and framework of the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Learn more by visiting our Habitat Partnerships page.

Lamprey passage The National Fish Passage Program works to restore native fish and other aquatic species to self-sustaining levesl by reconnecting habitat that has been fragmetned by barriers.

Fish screen installed on the Hood River in Davenport, OR. Learn about the Fisheries Restoration & Irrigation Mitigation Act.

Regional Aquatic Prioritization & Mapping Tool The Regional Aquatic Prioritization and Mapping Tool, co-developed by the Service and Ecotrust, is an aquatic priorities decision support system for the Pacific Northwest.

Conservation Contacts

Dan Shively
Regional Coordinator
(503) 231-2270
Gordon Smith
(808) 792-9400;
Jody Brostrom
(208) 756-5162
(360) 604-2500
Sam Lohr-Fish Habitat Partnerships

Ron Rhew-Fish Passage
Eastern Washington:
Kate Terrell
(509) 548-2985
Western Washington:
Miranda Plumb

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Last updated: November 8, 2013

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