A comprehensive process has been completed for evaluating and protecting fish and wildlife throughout the Pacific Northwest. Initiated by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, subbasin planning was conducted in 62 “subbasins” within the Columbia River Basin, including Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon.
These plans assess conditions of fish and wildlife, prioritize fish and wildlife restoration efforts, and fund restoration activities through a Bonneville Power Administration mitigation program. Idaho has 15 subbasins, some shared with other states.
The Clearwater Focus Program is dedicated to restoring anadromous fish populations in Northern Idaho’s Clearwater River subbasin. The program coordinates watershed projects that protect and enhance habitat for reintroduced spring/summer Chinook Salmon and fish listed under the Endangered Species Act including fall Chinook Salmon, steelhead, and bull trout.
For more information view the Clearwater Subbasin Plan.