The overall goal of the Pacific County (WRIA 24) Strategic Salmon Recovery Plan (StrategicPlan) is to re-establish the connection between fish and their habitat through the identification of
human actions and their effects on salmon survival. This Pacific County (WRIA 24) Strategic Salmon Recovery Plan offers a scientific framework enabling the selection of projects that most
effectively restore and preserve the natural habitat features and landscape processes critical to sustained salmon survival. The Plan as a whole provides scientific support for priority projects
through recently completed watershed assessments and various habitat feasibility studies. The Plan provides a lower priority to potential projects that do not clearly facilitate wild salmon
restoration and protection and those that do not have a high probability of success in benefiting salmonid populations. The Plan brings to light projects that will significantly increase the value
of fish habitat by restoring the processes that have historically sustained ecosystem function.
With the use of the Strategic Plan and other related information, Pacific County will continue to promote projects addressing the causes, rather than the symptoms of watershed degradation. This
strategic plan was developed to promote efficient and effective use of public and private money for salmon restoration projects with a high likelihood of success. One goal of this strategy is to
assist and encourage the voluntary restoration and protection of natural landscape processes that formed and sustained the habitats to which salmon stocks are adapted. This strategy addressed
habitat issues and is only a part of the effort necessary to restore salmon populations at the river basin scale.