1999

Locke/Anderson re-negotiate the landmark Pacific Salmon Treaty, providing a federal fund from which salmon restoration activities are to be paid.

The Forests and Fish Agreement becomes state law.

The Salmon Recovery Funding Board is established by the Legislature.

The Statewide Strategy to Recover Salmon: Extinction is Not an Option is completed.

Washington, Oregon, four Columbia River Treaty Tribes, and the federal government sign the Columbia River Accord.

Federal government lists Puget Sound Chinook, Hood Canal summer chum, Washington Coastal Lake Ozette sockeye, Lower Columbia River Chinook, Lower Columbia River chum, and Middle Columbia River steelhead as threatened. In addition, Upper Columbia spring Chinook is listed as endangered.

ESA listings of Chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead stocks in Washington now cover over 75% of the state.