NOAA-Fisheries adopts the Lower Columbia recovery plan, stating they were “...committing to implement the actions in the Interim Plan and supplement...work cooperatively on implementation...and encourage other Federal agencies to implement actions...”

NOAA-Fisheries places notices in the federal register of intent to adopt interim recovery plans from all Washington salmon recovery regional organizations.

A Habitat Conservation Plan for 1.6 million acres of forested state trust lands —mostly in Western Washington—in the range of the northern spotted owl is adopted by the federal government. This 70-year management plan is an agreement between DNR and federal agencies under the Endangered Species Act to guarantee that habitat commitments are met, while not penalizing the occasional incidental “take” of a federally listed animal or its habitat.