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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 500

FISH MANAGEMENT PLANS

Purpose

635-500-0002

Purpose

The administrative rules contained in this division are the legally enforceable elements of fish management plans. Fish management plans are comprehensive documents which the Department regards both as a means to implement policy and as an explanation of the intent and rationale of management direction. Plans contain factual background material, statements of the rationale for selection of objectives, strategies to be applied to attain objectives, and statements of general priorities for various actions. Copies of all plans are available from the Department.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Steelhead Management

635-500-0010

Steelhead Management Policy

These rules are established to guide management and conservation of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Oregon. It is the policy of the State of Oregon that steelhead be managed as a game fish. This management plan fulfills OAR 635-007-0515 which states resources of the state shall be managed according to management plans. Additional guidance is provided by Fish Management Goals (635-007-0510), Natural Production Policy (635-007-0521 through 635-007-0524), Wild Fish Management Policy (635-007-0525 through 635-007-0535), Wild Fish Gene Resource Conservation Policy (635-007-0536 through 635-007-0538) and Hatchery Fish Gene Resource Management Policy (635-007-0540 through 635-007-0541).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.435, ORS 506.036 & ORS 506.109
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.435, ORS 506.036 & ORS506.109
Hist.: FWC 34-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 55-1986, f. & ef. 9-9-86; FWC 37-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 5-5-95

635-500-0015

Steelhead Habitat Protection Policy

The Department recognizes that attrition and degradation of habitat is a serious threat to maintenance of healthy and diversified populations of steelhead. Implementation of state and federal laws for conservation of fish habitat, including those contained in the Wildlife and Commercial Fishing Codes, is essential to sustaining a strong habitat base. Therefore, consistent with OAR 635-007-0515(6), the Department will maintain or enhance the total total capacity of habitats supporting steelhead trout in Oregon by cooperating fully with other agencies to implement laws and develop coordinated resource management programs. The Department will also work with private organizations and individuals to achieve, where possible, mutually satisfactory solutions to conflicts between the objectives of other parties and this policy.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496
Hist.: FWC 34-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 55-1986, f. & ef. 9-9-86

635-500-0020

Steelhead Management Goals and Objectives

The Department shall proceed with programs and other efforts to achieve the following statewide goals and objectives, consistent with applicable law, agency policy and rule, and recognizing funding priorities for the agency. Goals of steehead management are to:

(1) Sustain healthy and abundant wild populations of steelhead. The Steelhead Management Plan defines "healthy population" as a population that maintains a high level of productivity and adaptive capacity. Objectives under this goal are to:

(a) Protect and restore spawning and rearing habitat;

(b) Provide safe migration corridors;

(c) Protect wild populations from overharvest;

(d) Protect wild steelhead populations from detrimental interactions with hatchery fish; and

(e) Monitor the status of wild steelhead populations so that long-term trends in populations can be determined:

(2) Provide recreational, economic, cultural and aesthetic benefits from fishing and non-fishing uses of steelhead. Specific objectives are to:

(a) Provide a harvest for treaty tribes without overharvesting wild fish;

(b) Provide recreational angling opportunities reflecting the desires of the public while minimizing impacts on wild fish; and

(c) Increase non-angling uses that provide recreation and broaden public understanding of steelhead and habitat programs.

(3) Involve the public in steelhead management and coordinate Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife actions with the tribes and with other agencies. Objectives include:

(a) Increase public awareness of steelhead and related fishery management issues;

(b) Provide a forum for public involvement in steelhead management; and

(c) Coordinate Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife steelhead management activities with other habitat and fishery managers.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.435, ORS 506.036 & ORS 506.109
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.435, ORS 506.036 & ORS506.109
Hist.: FWC 34-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 55-1986, f. & ef. 9-9-86; FWC 37-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 5-5-95

Warmwater Game Fish Management

635-500-0045

Wild Fish Management Policy

Management options for protection and enhancement of wild stocks are contained in OAR 635-007-0525. In addition, the following guidelines by management option apply only to management of nonendemic warmwater game fishes:

(1) Option (1)(a) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage for wild fish:

(a) The intent of management under this option is to insure that the adaptability of wild stocks is not diminished by hatchery stocks;

(b) Wild stocks will be used to establish populations. Donor stocks that show life history or behavioral characteristics believed to improve survival and growth of populations in the basin must be used;

(c) Any nonlocal stock purposed as a donor will be reviewed for:

(A) Life history characteristics in comparison to local stocks;

(B) Goals of the introduction;

(C) Estimated costs; and

(D) Possible consequences on the fish management objectives for all species in the basin.

(d) If production of wild fish in the basin is believed to be limited by some existing habitat condition, attempts to increase abundance of fish will consist of improvements to habitat;

(e) If production of wild fish in the basin is believed to be lower than the present habitat can support, short-term stocking of fry, fingerling, or adults may be used in an attempt to achieve maximum sustained production. Under these circumstances, the stocking program will not exceed five years. During the stocking period, an evaluation procedure will be established to determine the effectiveness of the stocking program. Donor stocks must meet the criteria listed in subsections (1)(b) and (c) of this rule.

(2) Option (1)(b) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage for wild and hatchery fish:

(a) The intent of management under this option is to insure that the range of biological characteristics, adaptability, and production of the wild stock are not reduced by interactions with hatchery fish;

(b) Habitat protection and enhancement are essential to maintaining production for wild fish in the system;

(c) Hatchery fish may be used on a routine, ongoing basis in order to increase the abundance of adults over the number that would be present under reliance on natural production alone;

(d) Hatchery programs will use fish believed adapted to survival, growth, and adaptability in the basin. The best adapted of acceptable donor stocks will be used. Nonlocal stocks will meet the criteria of guideline in subsection (1)(c) of this rule;

(e) If beneficial alteration of genetic adaptability of the wild population is desired, hatchery fish will be released in sufficient numbers and over a sufficient time period to substantially alter life history characteristics;

(f) Special restrictions may be imposed to protect hatchery stocks released for the purpose of breeding with stocks currently present.

(3) Option (1)(c) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage for hatchery fish:

(a) The intent of management under this option is to:

(A) Achieve the maximum possible benefits from production of hatchery fish; and

(B) Maintain natural production at the highest level possible without restricting the hatchery program.

(b) Habitat protection and enhancement are essential to maintaining the productive capacity of wild fish in the system;

(c) The hatchery program must use a well adapted local or other stock believed able to survive and grow in the basin as a basis for developing a hatchery population that will achieve goals of the hatchery program. Nonlocal stocks will meet the criteria of subsection (1)(c) of this rule;

(d) The magnitude of the hatchery program will not be limited to regulating the effects on wild stocks of the same species within the basin. The magnitude of the hatchery program may be limited to regulating the effects on other fish species in the basin, depending on management objectives for those species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 77-1987, f. & ef. 9-15-87

635-500-0055

Objectives of Warmwater Game Fish Management

The Department shall proceed with programs and other efforts to achieve the following statewide objectives, consistent with applicable law, agency policy and rule, and recognized funding priorities for the agency. The Warmwater Game Fish Management Plan will provide specific guidance for the production, harvest and management of warmwater game fish statewide, consistent with these objectives:

(1) Provide diversity of angling opportunities, including opportunities for:

(a) Trophy angling. Management for trophy angling will emphasize low harvest and maintenance of large fish in the populations;

(b) Quality angling. Management for quality angling will promote above average sizes and moderate regulation;

(c) High yield angling. Management for high yield angling will promote harvest for consumption;

(d) Basic yield angling. Management for basic yield angling will be low key, with minimal regulation and little intervention in natural processes.

(2) Expand distribution by stocking warmwater species where habitat is suitable and expansion is consistent with fish management programs, including:

(a) Developing additional warmwater fisheries where suitable habitat is identified;

(b) Evaluating predators and forage fishes to fulfill existing biological needs;

(c) Developing additional two-story (e.g., warmwater-trout) fisheries, consistent with fish introduction guidelines;

(d) Developing sources of artificially propagated fishes to meet needs for stocking of warmwater game fish;

(e) Developing other source than artificial propagation to supply fishes for stocking, including transfer of wild fish from public waters or established of populations in private ponds for stocking;

(f) Introduction of species not now found in Oregon which can be used more effectively than indigenous species to manage some waters, consistent with fish introduction guidelines.

(3) Increasing angling opportunities and use of warmwater species where desirable, including:

(a) Directing angling effort toward increased use of yellow perch, bluegill, bullheads, and crappies;

(b) Increasing angling opportunities statewide, particularly bank angling in the Portland to Cottage Grove corridor.

(4) Maintain, restore, and enhance populations of warmwater game fishes in individual waters, including:

(a) Preventing declines in existing fisheries;

(b) Improving fisheries not meeting management plan objectives;

(c) Improving performance of warmwater game fishes under Oregon conditions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 77-1987, f. & ef 9-15-87

635-500-0060

Guidelines for Introductions of Warmwater Game Fishes

The following guidelines will be used in determining whether or not to introduce exotic warmwater game fish into Oregon:

(1) Endemic anadromous salmonids and wild endemic resident trout must be protected.

(2) Warmwater game fishes may be introduced into waters managed with fingerling hatchery trout only when there is a reasonable expectation of a greater net benefit to the fishery than when trout alone are used.

(3) Introduction of warmwater game fish will not be constrained by use of catchable rainbow trout.

(4) Existing fisheries substantially reaching management plan objectives (and meeting guidelines for return of hatchery fish, etc.) are favored over changes in fish species or management. Changes should be made to improve management, not simply to make if different. Caution must be exercised to avoid impacts to successful programs.

(5) Stocking new waters and changing current management must be based on a demonstrable probability of success (i.e., desirable growth and survival rates, favorable size distribution in fishery, and diversification of fishery) based on experiences elsewhere. Introductions should be approached on the basis of success in similar situations, or experiences that suggest the proposed action would be successful. Only those introductions for which a strong case can be built on observed and expected benefits should be approved. An exception may be made for purely experimental releases, where that status is made clear and unrealistic public or agency expectations are not created.

(6) Illegal introductions do not have a status in management decisions until accepted in an adopted management plan. A new species occurring in a water is not officially integrated into management for the new species until management plans are adopted or revised. Illegal introductions should not drive management decisions without opportunity for agency and public review. Otherwise, unauthorized fish stocking will supersede agency fish management objectives.

(7) Proposed introductions should meet the following conditions:

(a) Introduction to public waters must fill a recognized biological need;

(b) In addition, introductions in public waters must support a substantive fishery with appeal to anglers and contribute to the diversity of management or they must contribute to sport fisheries as forage for game fishes. The introduction must be demonstrably beneficial, based on experiences under similar or comparable conditions elsewhere;

(c) No fish will be introduced into any waters until a determination has been made that the introduction will not cause indigenous wildlife to become threatened or endangered;

(d) If the introduction is of a species already found in Oregon, the stock selected must not reduce genetic adaptability to Oregon conditions;

(e) For fish introduced into public waters, a source of fish or eggs must be identified with expectation of dependable production for five years or long enough to established a viable population, whichever is shorter. Annual production and acquisition costs and costs of any new production facilities must be estimated and a source of funding identified;

(f) The introduction must be consistent with existing management plans, or be incorporated into a new management plan with public review;

(g) The introduction will be authorized only after submission to the established ODFW fish introduction proposal review process (according to "Guidelines for Fish Introductions or Transfers ") and consequent approval by the Chief of Fisheries;

(h) The fish stock, shipping station, watershed, and receiving waters must meet criteria established in OAR 635-007-0585 ("Import or transfer of fish restricted") and related rules dealing with transportation permits and fish health safeguards;

(i) For introduction into public waters, an evaluation of the ecological role, fishery contribution, and costs (biological and economic) of the introduced species growth must be made within six years.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 77-1987, f. & ef. 9-15-87

Trout Management

635-500-0100

Selection Criteria

Management options for protection and enhancement of wild stocks are contained in OAR 635-007-0525. Criteria for the management option selection process follow:

(1) Select for Option (1)(a) of 635-007-0525 (manage exclusively for wild fish) if:

(a) The wild population is self-sustaining and multiple age classes are present;

(b) Natural production meets fishery objectives;

(c) Habitat is available or potentially available to support a wild population.

(2) Select for Option (1)(b) of OAR 635-007-0525 (manage for wild and hatchery fish) if:

(a) The wild population is self-sustaining and multiple age classes are present;

(b) Natural production does not meet fishery objectives;

(c) Habitat is available or potentially available to support a wild population;

(d) Introduction of trout species or stocks will not seriously affect native species or stocks.

(3) Select for Option (1)(c) of OAR 635-007-0525 (management for hatchery fish) if:

(a) A healthy self-sustaining population of wild fish is not present;

(b) There is little habitat potential for natural production.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 93-1987, f. & ef. 10-30-87

635-500-0105

Management Guidelines

The following guidelines by management option apply to management of trout:

(1) Option (1)(a) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage exclusively for wild fish:

(a) No hatchery trout will be stocked;

(b) Habitat protection, rehabilitation, and enhancement are the primary management activities;

(c) Harvest and angling effort will be regulated in accordance with the management alternative selected.

(2) Option (1)(b) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage for wild and hatchery fish:

(a) Habitat protection, rehabilitation, and enhancement are essential to maintaining wild trout production;

(b) Hatchery stocks shall be used for target fisheries. When hatchery stocks are released to supplement, rehabilitate, or enhance the existing wild stock, they should be as genetically similar to the existing wild stocks as possible;

(c) Introduction of non-native stocks and species must be approved through the Stocking Policy Review Process. This review is a very detailed procedure, used by anyone who proposes to introduce a stock or species into Oregon waters where they do not or have not existed in the past;

(d) Harvest and angling impact will be regulated in accordance with the management alternative selected.

(3) Option (1)(c) of OAR 635-007-0525 -- Manage for hatchery fish:

(a) Introduction of non-native stocks must be approved through the Stocking Policy Review Process;

(b) Special harvest regulations may be applied to maximize the catch of hatchery trout.

(4) There are three general guidelines for use of hatchery trout common to options (1)(b) and (c) of OAR 635-007-0525:

(a) Yearling rainbow trout will not be stocked in streams that are not presently stocked unless approved by the Commission in a subbasin management plan;

(b) Stocking of yearling rainbow trout will be discontinued or modified where the return to the angler is consistently less than 40 percent of the number released;

(c) Brood stocks selected to contribute to natural production in streams managed for Option (1)(b) of OAR 635-007-0525 will contain a sufficient number of adults (i.e., effective population size) so that the genetic fitness of the wild stock can be maintained.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 93-1987, f. & ef. 10-30-87

635-500-0110

Option Movement Criteria

In order to move from one option to another the following criteria apply:

(1) Option (1)(c) to (1)(b) of OAR 635-007-0525:

(a) Habitat improves to allow development of a significant self-sustaining population from hatchery or wild parents;

(b) Harvest management will allow development of self-sustaining natural production.

(2) Option (1)(b) to (1)(a) of OAR 635-007-0525:

(a) Habitat improves to allow development of a self-sustaining population from wild parents;

(b) The naturally produced population is able to meet fishery objectives.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 93-1987, f. & ef. 10-30-87

635-500-0115

Management Alternatives

In addition to the three broad management options in OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy) the following six management alternatives, their criteria and guidelines, will be used in the management of trout:

(1) Wild Fish -- Management under the wild fish alternative is exclusively for wild fish Option (1)(a) of OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy). These fish may have significant genetic value and some populations will be recognized specifically for their uniqueness. Guidelines which apply are:

(a) No hatchery-reared trout will be released in these waters;

(b) Although ODFW does not have regulatory authority over most activities that affect aquatic habitat, it will actively pursue and promote habitat protection and enhancement. Habitat must be protected or enhanced, using a subbasin-wide approach, to maximize the productivity of the stock, conserve stock fitness and life history characteristics, and to maintain healthy trout populations with multiple-age classes. Specific coordination activities will be coordinated with land management agencies;

(c) Consumptive and nonconsumptive fisheries are encouraged. However, special regulations may be necessary to protect stock fitness and life history characteristics and to maintain healthy trout populations with multiple age classes;

(d) No new introductions of hatchery or wild species will be made unless proposed in a management plan, evaluated to determine impact on wild trout stocks, and approved by the Commission;

(e) The productive capacity of waters in this alternative will be maintained or enhanced so no net loss of natural fish production occurs;

(f) Unique native populations may require additional recognition for protection.

(2) Featured Species and Waters -- Management under this alternative emphasizes species or stocks that are uncommon or unique and waters that have historical benefit or potential for unique natural beauty, water quality, aesthetics or recreational capabilities. Species, stocks, or waters under this alternative can be managed as Options (1)(a), (b) or (c) of OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy). Guidelines which apply are:

(a) Habitat must be protected or enhanced to maintain and preserve the uniqueness of these stocks, species, or waters. Protection or enhancement activities will include a subbasin-wide approach via land management agencies to preserve unique natural beauty, water quality and volume, and aesthetic or recreational capabilities;

(b) The productive capacity of waters in this alternative will be maintained or enhanced so that no net loss of natural fish production occurs;

(c) Featured species or stocks will be managed to maintain their genetic diversity, stock fitness, and resulting life history characteristics;

(d) Special regulations may be necessary to protect the uniqueness of the featured stock, species, or waters. Consumptive and non-consumptive fisheries are encouraged;

(e) No new introduction of hatchery or wild species will be made unless proposed in a management plan, evaluated to determine effects on wild trout stocks, and approved by the Commission.

(3) Trophy Fish -- Certain waters are capable of producing large "bragging-size" trout. This alternative does not include publicizing all trophy trout waters in the state. Many anglers fish secret and favorite waters that produce some trophy trout. Waters that have limited access or capability to produce large fish without special habitat protection, regulation, or stocking procedures will be placed in other alternatives to preserve angler diversity. Management Options may be (1)(a), (b) or (c) of OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy). Guidelines which apply are:

(a) Habitat must be protected, restored, or enhanced to produce large trout;

(b) Species or stocks known to produce large trout will be managed to maintain genetic diversity, stock fitness, and resulting life history characteristics;

(c) Nonconsumptive fisheries are encouraged. Special regulations (catch limits, size restrictions, catch and release, and gear restrictions) may be necessary to protect these large fish and insure the population health and size diversity;

(d) Release of fingerling trout will be reduced below carrying capacity in some waters to produce large, naturally reared trout;

(e) The productive capacity of waters in this alternative will be maintained or enhanced so that no net loss of natural fish production occurs;

(f) No new introduction of hatchery or wild species will be made unless proposed in a management plan, evaluated to determine impact on wild trout stocks, and approved by the Commission.

(4) Basic Yield -- These waters are managed under Options (1)(a), (b), or (c) of OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy) to use their natural productivity and grow trout to a harvestable size with or without the addition of fingerling or yearling hatchery trout. Although trophy trout and unique fish species may be available, the major fisheries are of a general, consumptive nature without special regulations. Most of the trout available to the angler are from either naturally produced or from releases of hatchery fingerlings. Other species may be present and have fishery values equal to or greater than trout. Guidelines which apply are:

(a) Habitat must be protected and enhanced to optimize natural production potential of wild stocks and natural rearing capability from fingerling stocking;

(b) The productive capacity of waters in this alternative will be maintained or enhanced so that no net loss of natural fish production occurs. Problem waters can be transferred into a higher priority alternative;

(c) General regulations will be used to produce consumptive fisheries unless special regulations are needed to enhance trophy-sized fish or unique species or stocks without seriously restricting the major fisheries;

(d) Natural reproduction and fingerling stocking will provide he major fish production in this alternative. Stocking of yearling hatchery rainbow trout may also be used in some waters;

(e) Other species may have equal or priority status for some waters listed in this alternative;

(f) No new introduction of hatchery or wild species will be made unless proposed in a management plan, evaluated to determine effects on wild trout stocks, and approved by the Commission.

(5) Intensive Use -- These waters are managed under Options (1)(a), (b) or (c) of OAR 635-007-0525 (Wild Fish Policy). Waters managed for this alternative are apt to be near large population centers or attract intensive angler use because of easy accessibility or location of other water-oriented recreational facilities. Many of these waters can be used heavily by anglers for short periods (April, May, and June) and afterwards be used for sailboating, water skiing, swimming, and camping. Other waters can support fisheries year-round. Some of these water are stocked with yearling rainbow trout on a regular basis. Guidelines which apply are:

(a) Even with a consumptive fishery to large numbers of anglers, natural production supplemented with fingerling hatchery trout is the least expensive management program;

(b) Habitat protection and enhancement projects are necessary because of the intensive use and large number of recreation days provided. Year round protection is necessary in waters with natural rearing or natural production. Waters with marginal water quality and quality are still critically important to maintain these fisheries even for 2- or 3-month periods;

(c) General regulations will be used to produce consumptive fisheries but special regulations may be needed to protect wild trout under Option (1)(a) or (b) of OAR 635-007-0525;

(d) ODFW will continue to coordinate with other state and federal agencies to prevent conflicts with other water-related recreational activities.

(6) Private Waters and Reservations -- ODFW generally does not participate in the direct management of these waters except regarding the enforcement of applicable state statutes, policies, and administrative rules pertaining to stocking permits, fish diseases, prohibited species, and other factors that may affect the welfare of the state's natural resources.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 93-1987, f. & ef. 10-30-87

635-500-0120

Objectives of Trout Management

The Department shall proceed with programs and other efforts to achieve the following statewide objectives, consistent with applicable law, agency policy and rule, and recognized funding priorities for the agency. The Statewide Trout Plan will provide specific guidance for the production, harvest and management of trout statewide, consistent with the following objectives:

(1) Maintain the genetic diversity and integrity of wild trout stocks throughout Oregon:

(a) Strategy 1 -- Identify wild trout stocks in the state;

(b) Strategy 2 -- Minimize the adverse effects of hatchery trout on biological characteristics, genetic fitness, and production of wild stocks;

(c) Strategy 3 -- Establish priorities for the protection of stocks of wild trout in the state;

(d) Strategy 4 -- Evaluate the effectiveness of trout management programs in providing the populations of wild trout necessary to meet the desires of the public;

(e) Strategy 5 -- Update statewide physical and biological surveys of wild trout waters under a standard sampling program.

(2) Protect, restore, and enhance trout habitat:

(a) Strategy 1 -- Continue to strongly advocate habitat protection with land and water management agencies and private landowners;

(b) Strategy 2 -- Identify irreplaceable habitat that supports stocks of wild trout and seek stringent protection of that habitat;

(c) Strategy 3 -- Develop an index with land management agencies for monitoring habitat changes;

(d) Strategy 4 -- Restore and enhance trout habitat and evaluate the effectiveness of enhancement projects.

(3) Provide a diversity of trout angling opportunities:

(a) Strategy 1 -- Determine the desires and needs of anglers;

(b) Strategy 2 -- Use management alternatives for classifying wild trout waters to provide diverse fisheries;

(c) Strategy 3 -- Conduct an inventory of public access presently available to trout waters in the state.

(4) Determine the statewide management needs for hatchery trout:

(a) Strategy 1 -- Summarize information on the current hatchery program and determine necessary changes;

(b) Strategy 2 -- Conduct studies to investigate methods to improve the hatchery trout program (e.g., migration behavior of yearling trout, resistance to disease, sterilization, competition, etc.);

(c) Strategy 3 -- Decrease dependency on hatchery trout for trout management;

(d) Strategy 4 -- Evaluate the effectiveness of hatchery trout management programs in meeting the desires of the public.

(5) Enhance the public awareness of Oregon's trout resources:

(a) Strategy 1 -- Promote values of Oregon's wild trout resources;

(b) Strategy 2 -- Increase the involvement of the STEP program in the enhancement of trout;

(c) Strategy 3 -- Publicize Oregon's trout management program through the ODFW Office of Public Affairs.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 93-1987, f. & ef. 10-30-87

635-500-0200

Management Objectives for North Umpqua River Below Soda Springs Dam

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will emphasize summer and winter steelhead and spring chinook in the North Umpqua River below Soda Springs Dam. Coho shall be managed for the production of naturally produced coho with an option for a hatchery program consistent with provisions in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon). Fall Chinook will be emphasized in other areas where better habitat exists. The Department shall proceed with programs and other efforts to achieve the following objectives, consistent with state law, agency policy and rule, and recognizing funding priorities for the agency. The following objectives will govern management of salmonid populations in the North Umpqua River basin below Soda Springs Dam.

(1) All issues related to management of salmon (except coho), steelhead, and cutthroat trout in this area are addressed in the Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (OAR 635-500-6775).

(2) Coho:

(a) Recover the naturally produced coho population in the North Umpqua River Basin consistent with the six measurable criteria for desired status contained in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

(b) Recover Umpqua River Basin naturally produced coho salmon sufficiently to prevent restrictions on fisheries targeting other species or fin clipped hatchery coho, and sufficiently to provide for future harvest in the North Umpqua Basin consistent with 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 12-1986, f. & ef. 4-17-86, Renumbered from 635-500-0001; DFW 22-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07; DFW 60-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-14; DFW 77-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-14

Operating Principles and Objectives Applicable to All Willamette Subbasins

635-500-0205

Organization of Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules 635-500-0205 through 635-500-0218 previously described fish management for the Willamette Basin. The Willamette Basin Fish Management Plan has been superseded by fish management plans for each of the subbasins comprising the Willamette Basin. Accordingly, OAR 635-500-0206 through 635-500-0218 have been replaced by 635-500-0790 through 635-500-1660. The Willamette Basin Fish Management Plan for Spring Chinook sections of specific subbasins: 635-500-1661 through 635-500-1663, and 635-500-1665 and 635-500-1665, have been superseded by spring Chinook OARs in the subbasins.

Administrative rules for the Willamette River mainstem and principle subbasins are organized as follows:

(1) OAR 635-500-0266 through 635-500-0276 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the McKenzie River subbasin.

(2) OAR 635-500-0790 through 635-500-0800 cover general fish management policies and habitat management objectives that are applicable to all subbasins and the Mainstem Willamette River.

(3) OAR 635-500-0810 through 635-500-0900 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Clackamas River subbasin.

(4) OAR 635-500-0910 through 635-500-0990 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Coast Fork Willamette River subbasin.

(5) OAR 635-500-1000 through 635-500-1090 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Willamette Coast Range subbasins.

(6) OAR 635-500-1100 through 635-500-1140 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Long Tom River subbasin.

(7) OAR 635-500-1150 through 635-500-1270 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Mainstem Willamette River.

(8) OAR 635-500-1280 through 635-500-1360 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Middle Fork Willamette River subbasin.

(9) OAR 635-500-1370 through 635-500-1470 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Molalla and Pudding River subbasin.

(10) OAR 635-500-1480 through 635-500-1600 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Santiam River and Calapooia River subbasins.

(11) OAR 635-500-1610 through 635-500-1660 cover habitat management objectives and fish management policies and operating principles in the Tualatin River subbasin.

(12) OAR 635-500-1664 covers spring Chinook management objectives in the Mainstem Willamette River.

(13) OAR 635-500-6600 covers the implementation of a recovery plan for seven Chinook populations and four steelhead populations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 106-1987, f. & ef. 12-18-87; FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

McKenzie Subbasin Fish Management Policies and Objectives

635-500-0266

Applicability

OAR 635-500-0266 through 635-500-0276 apply to the Mckenzie River subbasin which includes the mainstem McKenzie River, its tributaries, and Leaburg Pool. These rules are in addition to, and not in lieu of, rules which apply to the Willamette River Basin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0267

Habitat

Objectives for habitat management in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(1) Promote habitat conditions that contribute to achieving the desired status of spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook salmon and steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

(a) Maintain and improve upstream and downstream passage for anadromous fish at dams, diversions, power projects, and, where appropriate, at natural barriers;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Reduce the impacts of reservoir management on fish production;

(d) Protect existing stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest and other related activities on forested lands, with road construction, and with development on private and agricultural lands;

(e) Inventory streams and assess watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

(2) Promote habitat conditions for other species where they may be different than for spring Chinook.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-0268

Resident Trout and Whitefish

The following policies apply to resident trout and whitefish in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(1) Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout:

(a) The following policies apply to cutthroat and rainbow trout in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) The population of cutthroat trout in the McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam shall be managed under the alternatives of the Trout Plan as:

(i) Featured Species and Waters in the mainstem below Hayden Bridge; and

(ii) Wild in all other areas.

(B) All other cutthroat trout populations shall be managed under the Wild Fish alternative of the Trout Plan;

(C) The population of rainbow trout in the McKenzie River below Trail Bridge and Cougar Dams shall be managed under the alternatives of the Trout Plan as:

(i) Featured Species and Waters in the mainstem McKenzie from the mouth to Forest Glen boat ramp near Blue River; and

(ii) Basic Yield in Blue River below Blue River Dam; and

(iii) Wild in all other areas.

(D) The population of rainbow trout in Blue River above Blue River Reservoir shall be managed under the alternatives of the Trout Plan as:

(i) Basic Yield from Blue River Reservoir up to Quentin Creek; and

(ii) Wild in all other areas.

(E) All other rainbow trout populations shall be managed under the Wild Fish alternative of the Trout Plan;

(F) Hatchery produced cutthroat trout shall not be stocked in streams in the McKenzie River Basin;

(G) Only legal-size, hatchery produced rainbow trout may be stocked in the Mainstem McKenzie River from the Hayden Bridge to McKenzie Bridge and in Blue River up to Quentin Creek. Hatchery produced rainbow trout shall not be stocked in any other streams in the McKenzie River Basin.

(b) The following objectives apply to cutthroat and rainbow trout in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) Maintain the genetic diversity and distribution, and maintain or increase the abundance of wild cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout;

(B) Provide diverse opportunities to angle for cutthroat and rainbow trout.

(2) Bull Trout:

(a) The following policy applies to bull trout in the McKenzie River subbasin: All populations of bull trout in the McKenzie Basin shall be managed under the Wild Fish alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan.

(b) The following objectives apply to bull trout in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) Increase the abundance and distribution of bull trout;

(B) Maintain genetic diversity of bull trout in the McKenzie Basin.

(3) Brook Trout:

(a) The following policies apply to brook trout in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) All populations of brook trout in the McKenzie Basin shall be managed under the Basic Yield alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan;

(B) Hatchery produced brook trout shall not be stocked in the McKenzie River or its tributaries.

(b) The following objectives apply to brook trout in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) Confine brook trout in the McKenzie Basin to their current distribution;

(B) Provide opportunities to angle for brook trout.

(4) Whitefish:

(a) The following policy applies to whitefish in the McKenzie River subbasin: All populations of whitefish in the McKenzie Basin shall be managed under the Wild Fish alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan.

(b) The following objectives apply to whitefish in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(A) Maintain the genetic diversity, distribution and abundance of whitefish in the McKenzie Basin;

(B) Provide opportunities to angle for whitefish.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.129
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88; FWC 29-1997, f. 5-2-97, cert. ef. 5-9-97

635-500-0269

Summer Steelhead

(1) The following policy applies to summer steelhead in the McKenzie River Subbasin: Summer steelhead will be managed for production and harvest of hatchery fish -- Option (1)(c) OAR 635-007-0525 of the Wild Fish Management Policy.

(2) In accordance with this policy, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide an average annual sport catch of 1,200 adult summer steelhead produced from a maximum release of 120,000 smolts;

(b) Reduce the potential impact of summer steelhead on the production of native trout and spring chinook;

(c) Develop a brood stock from adults returning to the McKenzie River to produce smolts for the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette Subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0270

Winter Steelhead

It is the policy of the Department that winter steelhead will not be released in the McKenzie River Subbasin.

Stat. Auth: ORS Ch. 496 & 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496 & 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0271

Spring Chinook Salmon

Policy and objectives for wild and hatchery spring Chinook salmon management in the McKenzie River subbasin:

(1)(a) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the McKenzie subbasin shall be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook.

(b) The area above Leaburg Dam shall be managed for the production of wild spring Chinook, and the area below Leaburg dam will be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook.

(2) Objectives:

(a) Achieve the desired status for spring Chinook salmon in the McKenzie subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Achieve full mitigation for Willamette River spring Chinook populations reduced or extirpated due to dam construction and operations;

(c) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the McKenzie River subbasin;

(d) Maintain the gene resources of wild McKenzie spring Chinook;

(e) Maintain hatchery fish genetic diversity, to assure that hatchery populations do not pose a risk to wild populations, meet the management objectives for which they are produced, and maintain their optimum biological and economic value;

(f) As consistent with desired status goals in the Recovery Plan, provide opportunity to catch 1,000 spring Chinook in the McKenzie River sport fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-0272

Fall Chinook

It is the policy of the Department that fall chinook will not be stocked in the McKenzie Subbasin. In accordance with this policy it is the objective of the Department to minimize production of fall chinook in the Mckenzie River Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0273

Coho

It is the policy of the Department that coho will not be stocked in the McKenzie Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0274

Mountain Whitefish

It is the objective of the Department to increase public awareness of the angling opportunities for whitefish.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0275

Miscellaneous Species

It is the objective of the Department to maintain viable populations of native fish species not addressed separately in OAR 635-500-0268 through 635-500-0274.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

635-500-0276

Angling Access

(1) The following policies apply to angling access in the McKenzie River Subbasin:

(a) The Department will seek to provide access for boat and bank angling that will satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities and a dispersion of angling effort throughout the subbasin;

(b) Acquisition and development of angler access sites will be consistent with guidelines and objectives for management of fish species and habitat.

(2) In accordance with these policies, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain permanent access for boat anglers at an average of one access site per two to three miles of the mainstem upstream to Ollalie Campground;

(b) Increase bank angling access, especially from the mouth upstream to Blue River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 4-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-88

Malheur Basin Fish Management Policies and Objectives

635-500-0285

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules for the Malheur Basin are organized as follows:

(1) OAR 635-500-0290 through 635-500-0300 apply to all waters of the Malheur Basin.

(2) OAR 635-500-0305 through 635-500-0325 apply to specific areas of the Malheur Basin and appear in order beginning in headwater areas and proceeding downstream, with reservoirs listed last.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0290

Habitat

(1) The following policies apply to the Malheur Basin:

(a) Potential losses of fish production from habitat degradation shall be prevented or reduced to the extent possible;

(b) The Department shall coordinate with appropriate land and water management agencies on habitat protection and rehabilitation activities and shall continue to act in an advisory role to such agencies to promote habitat protection.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Develop better communication and coordination with land managers regarding land management activities affecting fish habitat;

(b) Reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Malheur River system;

(c) Prevent fish losses at unscreened diversions;

(d) Improve reservoir habitat for game fish in the Malheur Basin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0295

Access

(1) The following operating principles apply to access in the Malheur River Basin:

(a) The Department shall seek to provide access for boat and bank angling to satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities and a dispersion of angling effort throughout the basin;

(b) Acquisition and development of angler access sites shall be consistent with statewide policies, operating principles and objectives for management of fish species and habitat contained in Department rules.

(2) In accordance with the above operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Improve public access at Malheur Reservoir;

(b) Improve boat access at Beulah and Warm Springs Reservoirs;

(c) Increase public access to additional private waters;

(d) Secure public access to South Fork Reservoir;

(e) Improve road access to Warm Springs Reservoir.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0300

Crayfish

(1) The following policy applies to crayfish management in the Malheur River Basin: Crayfish in the Malheur River Basin shall be managed for the recreational fishery.

(2) In accordance with the above policy, it is the objective of the department to: Maintain production of crayfish in the Malheur River Basin for recreational harvest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0305

Malheur River Headwaters and Tributaries

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Malheur River headwaters and tributaries:

(a) The North Fork Malheur River above Beulah Reservoir, Middle Fork Malheur River above RM 168, and headwater streams and tributaries of the Middle Fork, North Fork, South Fork, and mainstem Malheur River shall be managed for natural production of indigenous populations of wild trout, mountain whitefish, and nongame species with the exception of those areas identified in subsection (b) of this section;

(b) The following areas shall be managed for natural production of indigenous populations and harvest of introduced hatchery rainbow trout:

(A) Dollar Basin Campground at RM 184 on the Middle Fork Malheur River;

(B) North Fork Campground at RM 47.5 on the North Fork Malheur River;

(C) Little Malheur River at RM 18 near Forest Service Road 16.

(c) Stocking of hatchery fish shall not exceed a maximum of 3,000 fish per year for all three areas described in subsection (b) of this section;

(d) Trout management in streams identified in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be guided by the statewide Trout Plan under the basic yield alternative except for bull trout which shall be managed as a featured species;

(e) The stocking program shall be curtailed if there is evidence it adversely affects redband or bull trout.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain population health (i.e, high abundance, multiple age classes, and genetic fitness) of bull trout and redband trout;

(b) Provide a consumptive fishery on hatchery trout at high use areas identified in subsection (1)(b) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0310

Middle Fork Malheur River Above Warm Springs Reservoir and Main Stem South Fork Malheur River

(1) The following policies apply to the mainstem Middle Fork Malheur River above Warm Springs Reservoir and the mainstem South Fork Malheur River:

(a) The Middle Fork Malheur River above Warm Springs Reservoir and the mainstem South Fork Malheur River shall be managed for trout and smallmouth bass;

(b) Trout in the Middle Fork Malheur River shall be managed for natural production of wild fish consistent with the Wild Fish Management Policy;

(c) Trout in the mainstem South Fork Malheur River shall be managed for natural production of wild and hatchery produced fish consistent with the Wild Fish Management Policy. Stocking of hatchery fish shall not exceed 5,000 fish per year;

(d) Smallmouth bass shall be managed for natural production consistent with the Natural Production Policy;

(e) Trout and smallmouth bass management on the stream sections identified in subsections (a) through (d) of this section shall be guided by the statewide Trout Plan and Warmwater Fish Plan, respectively, under the basic yield alternative.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Improve production of trout and smallmouth bass in the mainstem Middle Fork Malheur River above Warm Springs Reservoir to RM 168 and in the mainstem South Fork Malheur River;

(b) Provide a consumptive trout fishery on the mainstem South Fork Malheur River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0315

Malheur River and North Fork Main Stem Reservoirs to Namorf Dam

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Malheur River and North Fork Main Stem Reservoirs to Namorf Dam:

(a) The mainstem Malheur River between Warm Springs Reservoir and Namorf Dam shall be managed for natural production of smallmouth bass consistent with the Natural Production Policy and a maximum of 120,000 hatchery trout stocked per year;

(b) The North Fork Malheur River downstream from Beulah Reservoir and Willow Creek between Malheur Reservoir and RM 30 shall be managed for hatchery trout;

(c) Management of trout and smallmouth bass on the mainstem Malheur River between Warm Springs Reservoir and Namorf Dam and hatchery trout on the North Fork Malheur River downstream from Beulah Reservoir and Willow Creek between Malheur River and RM 30 shall be guided by the statewide Trout Plan and the Warmwater Fish Plan, respectively, under the basic yield alternative.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide a consumptive trout fishery in the mainstem Malheur River between Warm Springs Reservoir and Namorf Dam, in the North Fork Malheur River below Beulah Reservoir, and in Willow Creek between Malheur Reservoir and RM 30;

(b) Establish a smallmouth bass fishery in the mainstem Malheur River below Gold Creek.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0320

Lower Malheur River

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Lower Malheur River:

(a) The mainstem Malheur River from Namorf Dam (RM 69) to the mouth; Bully Creek from Bully Creek Dam to its mouth (RM 21), and Willow Creek from Brogan to its mouth (RM 20) shall be managed for natural production of warmwater species consistent with the Natural Production Policy;

(b) The management of warmwater fish in the portions of the lower Malheur Basin identified in subsection (a) of this section shall be guided by the statewide Warmwater Fish Plan under the basic yield alternative.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to: Improve the warmwater fishery in the lower Malheur River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

635-500-0325

Reservoirs

(1) The following operating principles apply to reservoirs in the Malheur Basin:

(a) Bully Creek and Warm Springs Reservoirs shall be managed for natural production of the current combination of warmwater species consistent with the Natural Production Policy. Channel catfish stocking shall be maintained to the extent this species does not adversely affect other warmwater game fish populations;

(b) Beulah and Malheur Reservoirs shall be managed for trout by annually stocking with domestic hatchery trout or other appropriate trout species;

(c) Reservoirs less than 150 surface acres shall be managed for trout or for warmwater species. Trout shall be managed by annually stocking with domestic hatchery trout or other appropriate trout species. Warmwater species shall be managed for natural production consistent with the Natural Production Policy;

(d) The species mix currently present in reservoirs less than 150 surface acres may be altered to better use the reservoir production potential or to meet changing public demand;

(e) Participation by the Department in fishery development in private waters is contingent on the availability of public benefits;

(f) Fish management in reservoirs in the Malheur River Basin shall be guided by the statewide Trout Plan and the Warmwater Fish Plan under the basic yield alternative and shall be consistent with the Wild Fish management Policy.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Improve warmwater game fish production in Bully Creek and Warm Springs Reservoirs; emphasize largemouth bass, white crappie and yellow perch in Bully Creek Reservoir; emphasize largemouth bass, yellow perch and brown bullhead in Warm Springs Reservoir, and give secondary consideration to channel catfish in both reservoirs;

(b) Improve trout production at Beulah and Malheur Reservoirs;

(c) Improve game fish production in small reservoirs in the Malheur River Basin that have public access;

(d) Use South Fork Reservoir as a source of largemouth bass brood stock.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FWC 81-1990, f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-9-90

Coos River Basin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

635-500-0385

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules for the Coos River basin contained in OAR 635-500-0385 through 635-500-0480 apply to all waters of the Coos River basin. All issues related to management of salmon (except coho), steelhead, and cutthroat trout in this basin are addressed in the Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (635-500-6775).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90; DFW 60-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-14; DFW 77-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-14

Finfish

635-500-0410

Coho Salmon

(1) The following operating principles apply to coho salmon in the Coos River basin:

(a) The Coos River Basin shall be managed for the production of naturally produced coho salmon with an option for a hatchery program consistent with provisions in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon);

(b) The coho salmon stock approved for the Coos River system are Coos River stock only;

(c) Naturally produced stock shall be incorporated in hatchery broodstock and rearing programs every year.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Recover the naturally produced coho population in the Coos River Basin consistent with the six measurable criteria for desired status contained in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon);

(b) Recover the Coos River Basin naturally produced coho salmon sufficiently to allow an in-basin fishery on naturally produced coho salmon consistent with OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90; DFW 22-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07

635-500-0430

Brook Trout

(1) The following operating principle applies to brook trout in the Coos River Basin: Brook trout shall be managed consistent with the Natural Production Policy.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain the production potential, genetic integrity, and size diversity of the brook trout population in Matson Creek while maintaining a recreational fishery on the population.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0435

Striped Bass

(1) The following operating principles apply to striped bass in the Coos River Basin:

(a) Striped bass shall be managed for production and harvest of naturally produced and hatchery fish consistent with the Natural Production Policy;

(b) A conservative, carefully monitored striped bass enhancement program shall be pursued to increase the diversity of angling opportunities in the Coos River system.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to achieve an adult population of 20,000 to 25,000 striped bass.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0440

White and Green Sturgeon

(1) The following operating principles apply to white and green sturgeon in the Coos River Basin:

(a) Sturgeon shall be managed for wild fish with a small hatchery supplementation program consistent with the Wild Fish Management Policy. Implementation of the hatchery program shall be delayed until adoption of the Statewide Surgeon Plan;

(b) Programs that approach the limits of the Wild Fish Management Policy shall be modified or reduced proportionately to maintain compliance with the policy.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Gather baseline data needed to make management decisions;

(b) Enhance the white sturgeon population in the Coos River Basin with juvenile white sturgeon from Columbia River stock until sport catch rates average 500 fish per year.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0445

American Shad

(1) The following operating principle applies to American shad in the Coos River Basin: American shad shall be managed for wild fish consistent with the Wild Fish Management Policy. Hatchery fish shall not be released in the Coos River system.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain a stable population of American shad while striving to increase harvest of the species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0450

Miscellaneous Freshwater, Marine and Anadromous Fish

The following objectives apply to freshwater, marine and anadromous fish species in the Coos River Basin, as specified in this rule.

(1) For native freshwater and anadromous fish species not otherwise provided for in these rules:

(a) Maintain populations at an abundance consistent with their habitat requirements;

(b) Determine the population status of the Millicoma dace.

(2) For principal marine recreational fish species not otherwise provided for in these rules: Maintain abundance to continue providing recreational fisheries in the estuary at present levels.

(3) For other fish species with current or potential fishery importance: Determine the relative abundance of flatfishes, smelts, and other miscellaneous species and their availability to in-bay recreational fisheries.

(4) For occasional marine visitors and miscellaneous estuarine fish species: Maintain self-sustaining populations of miscellaneous estuarine and marine species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

Shellfish

635-500-0455

Dungeness Crab

It is the objective of the Department to promote an equitable harvest of Dungeness crab among resource users.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1190, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0460

Clams

(1) The following operating principle applies to clams in the Coos River Basin: No further introduction of the Manila littleneck clam shall occur in the South Slough Subbasin.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of Department to:

(a) Maintain the abundance, diversity, and required habitat of each clam species;

(b) Where acceptable, enhance populations of Manila littleneck clams and native clam species;

(c) Open more subtidal areas of the bay to commercial harvest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0465

Ghost and Mud Shrimp

It is the objective of the Department to maintain self-sustaining populations of ghost and mud shrimp in sufficient abundance to support bait fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0470

Other Shellfish Species

It is the objective of the Department to maintain the abundance of crawfish, red rock crab, clams, mussels, and piddocks.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-0475

Angler Access

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Develop additional access sites around Coos Bay and in the upper basin.

(2) Maintain and improve existing access sites in the Coos River Basin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

635-500-0480

Angling Law Enforcement

It is the objective of the Department to reduce the illegal harvest of fish and shellfish resources through coordinated efforts with the Oregon State Police.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 110-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90

Tenmile Lakes Basin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

635-500-0500

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules for the Tenmile Lakes basin contained in OAR 635-500-0500 through 635-500-0565 apply to all waters of the Tenmile Lakes basin. All issues related to management of salmon (except coho), steelhead, and cutthroat trout in this basin are addressed in the Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (635-500-6775).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91; DFW 60-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-14; DFW 77-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-14

Finfish

635-500-0510

Coho Salmon

(1) The following operating principles apply to coho salmon in the Tenmile Lakes basin:

(a) The Tenmile Lakes Basin shall be managed for the production of naturally produced coho salmon with an option for a hatchery program consistent with provisions in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon);

(b) Coho salmon stock approved for Tenmile Lakes system are Tenmile stock only;

(c) Naturally produced stock shall be incorporated in all hatchery programs in every generation.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Recover the naturally produced coho population in the Tenmile Lakes Basin consistent with the six measurable criteria for desired status contained in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon);

(b) Recover the Tenmile Lakes Basin naturally produced coho salmon sufficiently to allow an in-basin fishery on naturally produced coho salmon consistent with OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91; DFW 22-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07

635-500-0525

Rainbow Trout

(1) The following operating principle applies to rainbow trout in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Rainbow trout shall be managed under the basic yield alternative of the Statewide Trout Plan (OAR 635-500-0100 through 635-500-0120) as a hatchery population consistent with concerns for native salmonids under the Wild Fish Management Policy.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide a spring angling opportunity for rainbow trout and achieve approximately 5,000 total angler days for Tenmile and North Tenmile Lakes combined and 1,500 angler days each for Saunders and Eel lakes;

(b) Phase out releases of rainbow trout in the Tenmile Lakes Basin if a cutthroat trout enhancement program is developed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0530

Bluegill

(1) The following operating principle applies to bluegill in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Bluegill shall be managed under the basic yield alternative of the Warmwater Game Fish Plan (OAR 635-500-0045 through 635-500-0060).

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain a stable size distribution of bluegill with at least 25 percent of the angler catch being six inches and over by increasing fishery use and predator utilization of the species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0535

Brown Bullhead

(1) The following operating principle applies to brown bullhead in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Brown Bullhead shall be managed under the basic yield alternative of the Warmwater Game Fish Plan.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain a stable size distribution of brown bullhead with 50 percent of the angler catch ten inches or greater by increasing fishery use of the species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0540

Largemouth Bass

(1) The following operating principle applies to largemouth bass in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Largemouth bass shall be managed under the high yield alternative of the Warmwater Game Fish Plan.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to provide a high yield, consumptive fishery for small to midsize largemouth bass (8 to 12 inches) and maintain an hourly catch rate of 0.5 largemouth bass per hour with 15 percent of the fish caught exceeding 12 inches.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0545

Striped Bass x White Bass Hybrid

(1) The following operating principle applies to striped bass x white bass hybrid in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Straying of hybrid bass from the Tenmile Lakes Basin to other rivers shall not be allowed in violation of the Fish Management Policy.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to eliminate the striped bass x white bass hybrid population in the Tenmile Lakes Basin by discontinu ing releases and removing bag limits and minimum size regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0550

Miscellaneous Native Fish Species

(1) The following operating principle applies to miscellaneous native fish species in the Tenmile Lakes Basin: Miscellaneous native fish species shall be managed for natural production under the Natural Production Policy.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain populations of these native species at an abundance consistent with their habitat requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0555

Unauthorized Fish Species

It is the objective of the Department to prevent additional illegal introductions of game and nongame fish species into Tenmile Lakes Basin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-0560

Angler Access

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Develop access sites within the Tenmile Lakes Basin and investigate potential boat access points for North Tenmile Lake.

(2) Maintain and improve existing access sites.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 14-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0565

Angling and Boating Law Enforcement

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Minimize illegal harvest through coordinated efforts with Oregon State Police and Coos County Sheriff's Department.

(2) Coordinate efforts with the Coos County Sheriff's Department to minimize illegal and unsafe boating practices by recreationists.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

Yaquina River Basin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

635-500-0600

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules for the Yaquina River basin contained in OAR 635-500-0600 through 635-500-0685 apply to all waters of the Yaquina River basin. All issues related to management of salmon (except coho), steelhead, and cutthroat trout in this basin are addressed in the Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (635-500-6775).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91; DFW 60-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-14; DFW 77-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-14

Finfish

635-500-0615

Coho Salmon

The following operating principles apply to coho salmon in the Yaquina River Basin:

(1) The Yaquina River Basin shall be managed for the production of naturally produced coho salmon with an option for a hatchery program consistent with provisions in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Recover the naturally produced coho population in the Yaquina River Basin consistent with the six measurable criteria for desired status contained in OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon);

(b) Recover Yaquina River Basin naturally produced coho salmon sufficiently to prevent restrictions on fisheries targeting other species or fin clipped hatchery coho, and sufficiently to provide for future harvest in the Yaquina River Basin consistent with OAR 635-500-6500 (Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91; DFW 22-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07

635-500-0635

White and Green Sturgeon

(1) The following operating principle applies to white and green sturgeon in the Yaquina River Basin: White and green sturgeon shall be managed for wild production under the Wild Fish Management Policy (OAR 635-007-0525 through 635-007-0529). No hatchery fish shall be released into the basin.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain the abundance of sturgeon by carrying out the habitat objectives of this plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0640

American Shad

(1) The following operating principle applies to American shad in the Yaquina River basin: American shad shall be managed for wild production. No hatchery fish shall be released into the Yaquina River Basin.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain a stable population of American shad while striving to increase harvest use of the species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0645

Miscellaneous Freshwater and Anadromous Fish Species

It is the objective of the Department to maintain populations of the native miscellaneous freshwater and anadromous fish species at an abundance consistent with their habitat requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0650

Clams

(1) The following operating principle applies to clams in the Yaquina River Basin: The Department shall promote optimum use of the clam resource.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain the abundance, diversity, and habitat of each clam species in Yaquina Bay.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0655

Ghost and Mud Shrimp

(1) The following operating principle applies to ghost and mud shrimp in the Yaquina River Basin: Yaquina Bay ghost and mud shrimp resources and fisheries shall be managed by the Marine Resources Program according to Department and Commission policies.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to promote optimum use of ghost and mud shrimp in bait fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0660

Other Shellfish and Invertebrate Species

It is the objective of the Department to maintain the abundance of crayfish, mussels, and red rock crabs as well as other miscellaneous shellfish and invertebrates.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0665

Pacific Herring

(1) The following operating principle applies to Pacific herring in the Yaquina River Basin: The Department shall manage the estuarine spawning population to maintain the Pacific herring resource.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department that the commercial harvest shall not exceed 20 percent of the available estimated spawning biomass.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0670

Marine Fish Species

(1) The following operating principle applies to marine fish species in the Yaquina River Basin: The Department shall manage the ocean populations of marine fish species within optimum yield guidelines established by the Department and Pacific Fishery Management Council.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain abundance of these species to continue providing recreational fisheries in the estuary at present levels, consistent with state policy and statutes.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0675

Miscellaneous Estuarine and Marine Fish Species

It is the objective of the Department to maintain self-sustaining populations of miscellaneous estuarine and marine species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

635-500-0680

Dungeness Crab

(1) The following operating principle applies to Dungeness crab in the Yaquina River basin: The recreational and commercial crab fishery shall be managed by the Marine Resources Program according to Department and Commission policies.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to maintain the current level of opportunity for recreational crabbers to harvest crab.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-0685

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principles apply to angler access in the Yaquina River basin:

(a) The Department shall seek to provide access for boat and bank angling that will satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities;

(b) Acquisition and development of access sites shall be consistent with guidelines and objectives for fish species and for habitat.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain and improve existing access sites in Yaquina Bay, tidewater regions, and along Big Elk Creek;

(b) Develop additional access sites along the Yaquina River above Elk City.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 15-1991, f. 2-28-91, cert. ef. 3-1-91

Mini-Management Plans Policies and Objectives

635-500-0700

Clear Lake

Clear Lake (Lane County) shall be managed for hatchery and natural production consistent with the Wild Fish Policy under the basic yield alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 117-1990, f. & cert ef. 10-15-90

635-500-0703

Diamond Lake

Policies and objectives for fish management in Diamond Lake in the upper Umpqua Basin.

(1) Policies:

(a) Fingerling, legal and trophy sized rainbow trout shall be managed for hatchery production consistent with the Basic Yield Management Alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan (OAR 635-500-0115(4));

(b) Annual fingerling rainbow trout stocking will provide the primary fish production in Diamond Lake; and

(c) Legal and trophy sized rainbow trout may be stocked annually to enhance trout production;

(2) Objectives:

(a) Provide quality, consumptive angling opportunities for hatchery produced trout;

(b) Conduct ecologically based fishery monitoring and evaluations necessary to maintain ecologically based fishery objectives and healthy lake ecology; and

(c) Provide for the prevention and control of illegally introduced fish species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129
Hist.: FWC 117-1990, f. & cert ef. 10-15-90; DFW 150-2009, f. 12-16-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10

635-500-0706

Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake shall be managed for hatchery and natural production under the Featured Species alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 117-1990, f. & cert ef. 10-15-90

635-500-0709

Hyatt Lake

Hyatt Lake shall be managed for hatchery and natural production under two alternatives from the Warmwater Fish Plan and Oregon's Trout Plan: Trout -- Basic yield; Bass - Basic yield.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 117-1990, f. & cert ef. 10-15-90

635-500-0712

Lake Billy Chinook

Lake Billy Chinook shall be managed for hatchery and natural production consistent with the Wild Fish Policy under the following alternatives of the Warmwater Fish Plan and Oregon's Trout Plan: Kokanee -- Intensive use; Rainbow and brown trout -- Basic yield; Bull trout -- Featured species; Bass -- Basic yield.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496, ORS 506 & ORS 508
Hist.: FWC 117-1990, f. & cert ef. 10-15-90

635-500-0790

General Fish Management Policies

(1) To the extent authorized by law, the Department shall seek compensation for losses of production due to development and other man-made causes.

(2) Hatchery production shall be evaluated to determine if benefits exceed costs.

(3) The number of hatchery fish stocked in the Willamette Basin, regardless of species and size, shall not be increased and stream systems not currently receiving hatchery fish shall not be stocked, with the following exceptions:

(a) Experimental programs where the number of fish released is relatively small and a planned and funded evaluation program exists;

(b) Rehabilitation programs for native species;

(c) As provided for in subbasin plans adopted by the Commission in public hearing; and

(d) Special situations approved by the Commission in public hearing.

(4) Stocking levels and areas shall be addressed in subbasin plans.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0800

Habitat Objectives

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Willamette River Basin:

(a) The Department shall actively pursue and promote habitat protection and improvement necessary to achieve the objectives for management of the subbasins' fish resources;

(b) The Department shall coordinate with and advise agencies that manage the land and water resources of Willamette subbasins;

(c) Habitat protection shall be emphasized over habitat rehabilitation and enhancement;

(d) Potential losses of fish production from habitat alteration shall be prevented or reduced to the extent possible.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain or improve upstream and downstream passage for fish at dams, water diversions, other manmade obstacles, and existing passage facilities;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Maintain high water quality;

(d) Protect fish habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest, road construction, and related activities on forested lands;

(e) Protect existing stream habitat in lowland areas from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities;

(f) Reduce the impacts of reservoir construction and water management on fish production;

(g) Expand public informational and educational programs dealing with habitat protection;

(h) Inventory stream and watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Clackamas Subbasin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-0810

Habitat

(1) Objectives for habitat management in the Clackamas subbasin:

(2) Promote habitat conditions that contribute to achieving the desired status identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575), and the Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook salmon and steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

(a) Maintain and improve upstream and downstream passage for anadromous fish at dams, diversions, power projects, and, where appropriate, at natural barriers;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Reduce the impacts of reservoir management on fish production;

(d) Protect existing stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest and other related activities on forested lands, with road construction, and with development on private and agricultural lands;

(e) Inventory streams and assess watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 116-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

Finfish

635-500-0820

Winter Steelhead

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas subbasin:

(a) Winter steelhead in the Clackamas subbasin shall be managed for natural and hatchery production consistent with the desired status identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575);

(b) Consistent with achieving the desired status for winter steelhead identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575), the lower subbasin below River Mill Dam shall be managed primarily for the production and harvest of hatchery winter steelhead. The subbasin above North Fork Dam shall be managed for natural production of the indigenous stock.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Achieve the desired status for winter steelhead in the Clackamas subbasin identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575);

(b) Monitor the status of the winter steelhead run in the Clackamas subbasin;

(c) Maintain the genetic characteristics of the wild run;

(d) Increase the potential average annual harvest of winter steelhead in the subbasin to 8,000 fish (2,000 in Eagle Creek and 6,000 in the main stem of the Clackamas River, above and below River Mill Dam).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 116-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10

635-500-0830

Summer Steelhead

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas subbasin:

(a) Summer steelhead shall be managed for hatchery production in the subbasin consistent with achieving the desired status identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575);

(b) Summer steelhead smolts shall be released into streams that have suitable adult holding habitat throughout the summer and where adults will provide optimum recreational opportunity;

(c) Only smolt-sized fish will be released to minimize competition with native salmonids.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Minimize competition and possible interbreeding between non-indigenous summer steelhead and indigenous stocks of anadromous salmonids and resident trout;

(b) Provide a potential average annual harvest of 7,000 summer steelhead in the Clackamas subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 116-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10

635-500-0840

Spring Chinook Salmon

Policy and objectives for wild and hatchery spring Chinook in the Clackamas River subbasin:

(1)(a) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the Clackamas subbasin shall be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook.

(b) The lower subbasin below River Mill Dam shall be managed primarily for the production and harvest of hatchery spring Chinook. The subbasin above North Fork Dam shall be managed for natural production of the indigenous stock.

(2) Objectives:

(a) Achieve the desired status for spring Chinook salmon in the Clackamas subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Achieve full mitigation for Willamette River spring Chinook populations reduced or extirpated due to dam construction and operations;

(c) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the Clackamas subbasin;

(d) Maintain the gene resources of Clackamas spring Chinook;

(e) Maintain hatchery fish genetic diversity, to assure that hatchery populations do not pose a risk to wild populations, meet the management objectives for which they are produced, and maintain their optimum biological and economic value.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-0850

Fall Chinook Salmon

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Clackamas subbasin: Consistent with achieving the desired status for fall Chinook salmon identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575), the Clackamas subbasin shall be managed for natural production of fall Chinook with an option for a conservation hatchery program if necessary.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Achieve the desired status for fall Chinook salmon in the Clackamas subbasin identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575);

(b) Determine the identity of the stock of fall Chinook salmon in the subbasin;

(c) Maintain the average annual harvest in the subbasin of approximately 200 fall chinook salmon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 116-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10

635-500-0860

Coho Salmon

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas subbasin:

(a) Consistent with achieving the desired status for coho salmon identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575), the lower subbasin below River Mill Dam shall be managed primarily for the production and harvest of hatchery coho;

(b) The upper subbasin above North Fork Dam shall be managed for natural production of wild coho salmon.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Monitor the status of the coho salmon run in the Clackamas subbasin;

(b) Maintain the genetic characteristics of the wild run;

(c) Achieve the desired status for coho salmon in the Clackamas subbasin identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575);

(d) Maintain a potential average annual harvest level of 1,000 and 1,500 hatchery coho salmon in the main stem of the Clackamas River below River Mill Dam and in Eagle Creek.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 116-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10

635-500-0870

Warmwater and Miscellaneous Fish

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas Subbasin:

(a) Warmwater game fish and other introduced warmwater fish shall be managed to discourage increases in natural production above River Mill Dam;

(b) Warmwater species shall not be stocked above River Mill Dam, in mainstem, tributaries, or ponds. Stocking of private ponds with outflow below River Mill Dam shall be permitted.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Prevent the expansion of warmwater fisheries above River Mill Dam;

(b) Protect populations and habitats of sensitive, threatened, or endangered nongame fishes in the Clackamas Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0880

Trout

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas subbasin:

(a) Trout in the Clackamas subbasin shall be managed for natural production. No hatchery trout shall be stocked in flowing waters of the Clackamas subbasin; and

(b) Natural barriers to anadromous fish passage shall not be removed. Culverts and man-made obstacles may be improved to allow anadromous fish passage, if fish historically passed the barrier.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain the genetics and production of indigenous wild trout populations, by maintaining genetic diversity, preserving and restoring historical distribution, and by sustaining multiple-age classes; and

(b) Reintroduce bull trout in the Clackamas subbasin to restore a self-sustaining population consistent with achieving the desired status of anadromous salmonid populations identified in the Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6575).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 26-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98; DFW 26-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 71-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 125-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-3-10

635-500-0890

Whitefish

It is the objective of the Department to increase public awareness of angling opportunities for whitefish in the Clackamas Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-0900

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Clackamas Subbasin:

(a) The Department shall seek to provide access to allow the public to enjoy the basin's fish populations, to provide a diversity of angling and viewing opportunities, and to encourage a dispersion of angling effort;

(b) Acquisition and development of access sites shall be consistent with policies and objectives for management of fish species and habitat.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Increase access to publicly and privately controlled sites in the lower subbasin, particularly for bank anglers;

(b) Provide access that allows orderly and equitable utilization of fishery resources in the basin while providing optimum recreational benefits.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS v496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin Fish Management
Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-0910

Habitat

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Protect fish populations from impacts caused by land use activities.

(2) Restore and enhance riparian and in-stream fish habitats.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Finfish

635-500-0920

Trout

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin: Rainbow trout shall be managed for natural and hatchery production and cutthroat trout shall be managed for natural production of the wild populations.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Protect and enhance the productivity of wild cutthroat trout and rainbow trout populations;

(b) Provide self-sustaining fisheries for cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in streams not designated for release of hatchery trout;

(c) Diversify angling opportunity by releasing legal-sized hatchery rainbow trout in areas restricted to the Coast Fork Willamette (RM 22-24) and Sharps Creek (RM 0-10).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0930

Warmwater Game Fish

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Maintain existing warmwater game fish populations.

(2) Provide a diversity of warmwater angling opportunities.

(3) Minimize impacts of new species of warmwater game fish on indigenous species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0940

Oregon Chub

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Protect existing populations.

(2) Establish new populations.

(3) Increase public understanding of the status of Oregon chub and the factors that influence abundance.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0950

Winter Steelhead

It is the objective of the Department that the Coast Fork Willamette subbasin shall not be managed for winter steelhead.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0960

Spring Chinook Salmon

Operating policy and objectives for spring Chinook in the Willamette River Basin above the mouth of the McKenzie River (includes the Coast Fork Willamette subbasin) are found in OAR 635-500-1290.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-0970

Fall Chinook Salmon

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin: Only releases of late spawning stocks with an evaluation program are allowed.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to investigate introducing a run of late spawning fall chinook salmon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-0980

Coho Salmon

The following operating principle applies to the Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin: Coho salmon shall not be released into the Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-0990

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Coast Fork Willamette Subbasin: The Department shall seek to provide public angling access to allow use of fish populations, provide a diversity of angling opportunities, and disperse angling effort.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to increase access to public waters for angling.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Coast Range Subbasin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1000

Habitat

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production.

(2) Protect existing stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest, road construction, and related activities on forested watersheds.

(3) Protect existing stream habitat in lowland areas from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities.

(4) Improve the water quality of the subbasin.

(5) Provide adequate upstream and downstream passage for fish at water diversions, dams, and other artificial obstructions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

Finfish

635-500-1010

Winter Steelhead

(1) Policy and objectives for winter steelhead in Willamette Coast Range subbasins:

(2) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for Upper Willamette River winter steelhead DPS identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the Coast Range subbasins shall be managed for production of wild winter steelhead.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1020

Coho Salmon

(1) The following operating principle applies to coho salmon in the Willamette Coast Range subbasins:

(2) Maintain natural projection of coho salmon in the Willamete Coast Range subbasins consistent with achieving the desired staus for winter steelhead and sping Chinook populations identified in the Upper Willamete River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1030

Fall Chinook Salmon

The following operating principle applies to the Coast Range Subbasin: There shall be no further releases of fall chinook salmon in the Coast Range Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1040

Trout and Whitefish

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Coast Range subbasin:

(a) Cutthroat trout shall be given first and highest consideration when evaluating and setting priorities for management activities;

(b) Wild trout and whitefish shall be managed for natural production consistent with the Wild Fish Management Alternative for Trout. No hatchery trout or whitefish shall be released.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain the genetic diversity and adaptiveness of wild trout populations;

(b) Protect, restore, and enhance wild trout and whitefish habitat;

(c) Provide angling opportunities for trout in the Coast Range subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98

635-500-1050

Warmwater Game Fish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Coast Range Subbasin: Any management proposals for warmwater game fish shall be reviewed and evaluated for potential effects on indigenous fish species, especially cutthroat trout and Oregon chub.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain populations of warmwater game fishes in running waters;

(b) Provide a diversity of warmwater angling opportunities through basic yield management;

(c) Implement an evaluation of introducing channel catfish into the lower Yamhill River and carry out the introduction if the evaluation is positive;

(d) Increase public awareness of warmwater angling opportunities in the subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1060

Oregon Chub

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Protect and enhance existing populations of Oregon chub in the Coast Range Subbasin.

(2) Establish new populations of Oregon chub in isolated waters in the Coast Range Subbasin where possible.

(3) Promote greater public understanding and appreciation of the status of Oregon chub.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1070

Sand Rollers

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Determine the distribution, relative abundance, and habitat use of sand rollers in the Coast Range Subbasin.

(2) Protect, restore, and enhance sand rollers habitat.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1080

Crayfish

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Assess the population status and commercial harvest of crayfish in the Coast Range Subbasin.

(2) Determine the size and importance of the recreational crayfish harvest in the Coast Range Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-1090

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Coast Range Subbasin:

(a) The Department shall seek to provide access for boat and bank angling that will satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities and a dispersion of angling effort throughout the subbasin;

(b) Acquisition and development of angler access sites shall be consistent with guidelines and objectives for management of fish species and habitat.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide and maintain one (1) permanent boat access site on the Yamhill River, two permanent sites on the North Yamhill River, five permanent sites on the South Yamhill River, two permanent sites on Rickreall Creek, and two permanent sites on the Luckiamute River;

(b) Increase bank angling access in the Coast Range Subbasin where possible.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Long Tom Subbasin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1100

Habitat

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Protect fish populations from impacts caused by land use activities.

(2) Restore and enhance riparian and in-stream fish habitats.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Finfish

635-500-1110

Warmwater Game Fish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Long Tom Subbasin: Any management proposals for warmwater game fish shall be reviewed and evaluated for potential effects on indigenous fish species.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Protect and enhance existing warmwater game fish populations;

(b) Provide a diversity of warmwater angling opportunities;

(c) Minimize impacts of new species of warmwater game fish on indigenous species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1120

Trout

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Long Tom Subbasin: Cutthroat trout shall be managed for natural production of wild populations consistent with the Wild Fish Management Policy. No hatchery trout shall be released.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Protect and enhance the productivity of wild cutthroat trout populations;

(b) Provide self-sustaining fisheries for cutthroat trout.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1130

Coho Salmon

The following operating principle applies to the Long Tom subbasin: Coho salmon shall not be released into the Long Tom Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-1140

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Long Tom Subbasin: The Department shall seek to provide public angling access to allow use of the fish populations, provide a diversity of angling opportunities, and disperse angling effort.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to increase access to public waters for angling.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Mainstem Willamette Subbasin Fish Management
Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1150

Habitat

(1)(a) The following operating principle applies to the Main Stem Willamette subbasin:

(b) Habitat protection shall be emphasized over habitat rehabilitation and enhancement.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain or improve upstream and downstream passage for fish at dams, water diversions, other obstacles, and existing passage facilities;

(b) Reduce delay, stranding, injury, and mortality of adult salmon and steelhead at Willamette Falls;

(c) Protect necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(d) Maintain high water quality;

(e) Protect riparian and in-stream habitat from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities;

(f) Develop subbasin specific knowledge that integrates fish distribution and abundance information, habitat characteristics and potential for improvement, and sensitive watershed areas into the Department's Habitat Database system;

(g) Minimize any impacts of Portland Harbor Development on fish passage and fish rearing;

(h) Meet the mainstem Willamette habitat needs identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600) for achieving the desired status for spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

Finfish

635-500-1160

Winter Steelhead

The following operating principles apply to the Main Stem Willamette subbasin:

(1) Escapement of late-run winter steelhead to tributary subbasins has priority over harvest in the main stem Willamette River;

(2) Increase the average annual run of indigenous, late-run (15 February–15 May) winter steelhead above Willamette Falls to levels needed to achieve desired status for independent populations in subbasins, as identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1170

Summer Steelhead

It is the objective of the Department to increase the recreational catch of summer steelhead above Willamette Falls to an average annual minimum of 500 fish.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1180

Spring Chinook Salmon

Objectives for spring chinook in the Mainstem Willamette River Basin are found in OAR 635-500-1664.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92 ; FWC 13-1997, f. 3-5-97, cert. ef. 3-11-97; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98

635-500-1190

Fall Chinook Salmon

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Main Stem Willamette Subbasin: Fall chinook salmon in the mainstem Willamette River shall be managed for natural production of existing populations.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to provide optimal conditions for natural production and migration of fall chinook salmon in the Main Stem Willamette.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1200

Shad

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Main Stem Willamette Subbasin: Shad shall be managed for sport angling in the Willamette River.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Increase public awareness of the sport angling opportunities for shad;

(b) Monitor the catch and angling effort of the sport fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1210

Sturgeon

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Evaluate the population of white sturgeon in the upper Willamette River.

(2) Determine the impact of harvest on the abundance and long-term persistence of the sturgeon populations above Willamette Falls.

(3) Provide additional angling opportunities for sturgeon above Willamette Falls through the periodic release of hatchery sturgeon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1220

Trout and Whitefish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Main Stem Willamette Subbasin: No hatchery-produced resident trout shall be released in the mainstem Willamette River.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain the genetic diversity and adaptiveness of wild trout and whitefish populations;

(b) Protect and restore wild trout and whitefish habitat;

(c) Minimize the potentially negative effects of hatchery fish on the production and genetic integrity of wild trout and whitefish;

(d) Provide angling opportunities for trout and whitefish under the basic yield Management alternative for trout (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 1987).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1230

Warmwater Game Fish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Main Stem Willamette Subbasin: Management proposals that initiate or expand hatchery programs for warmwater game fish or that alter the distribution of warmwater game fish shall be reviewed and evaluated for potential effects on indigenous species.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain populations of warmwater game fishes;

(b) Implement an evaluation of introducing channel catfish into the mainstem Willamette River and carry out the introduction if the evaluation is positive;

(c) Implement an evaluation of quality management of largemouth bass to provide angling diversity in selected mainstem Willamette River sloughs;

(d) Provide a diversity of warmwater angling opportunities for other species and in remaining reaches of the Willamette through basic yield management;

(e) Increase public awareness of warmwater angling opportunities in the subbasins;

(f) Work with the Health Division and Department of Environmental Quality on the issue of possible contamination of warmwater fishes in the lower Willamette River adjacent to sites of discharge of hazardous wastes.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1240

Oregon Chub

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Establish new populations of Oregon chub in isolated waters along the mainstem Willamette River where possible.

(2) Promote greater public understanding and appreciation of the status of Oregon chub.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1250

Sand Rollers

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Determine the distribution, relative abundance, and habitat use of sand rollers in the mainstem Willamette.

(2) Protect, restore, and enhance sand rollers habitat.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1260

Crayfish

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Assess the population status and commercial harvest of crayfish in the Willamette River.

(2) Determine the size and importance of the recreational crayfish harvest in the Willamette River.

(3) Raise concern with Department of Environmental Quality on the need for testing lower Willamette River crayfish for dioxin and other potential toxic substances and manage the fishery according to the findings.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-1270

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Main Stem Willamette Subbasin:

(a) The Department shall seek to provide access for boat and bank angling that will satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities and a dispersion of angling effort along the Main Stem Willamette River;

(b) Acquisition and development of angler access sites shall be consistent with guidelines and objectives for management of fish species and habitat.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide and maintain 49 permanent boat access sites on the Main Stem Willamette River;

(b) Increase bank angling access along the Willamette River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1280

Habitat

Objectives for habitat management in the Middle Fork Willamette subbasin:

(1) Promote habitat conditions that contribute to achieving the desired status of spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook salmon and steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

(a) Maintain and improve upstream and downstream passage for anadromous fish at dams, diversions, power projects, and, where appropriate, at natural barriers;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Improve water quality in the subbasin;

(d) Reduce the impacts of reservoir management on fish production;

(e) Reduce other habitat impacts of Hills Creek, Lookout Point, Dexter and Fall Creek dams on production of spring Chinook in downstream reaches;

(f) Protect existing stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest and other related activities on forested lands;

(g) Protect existing stream habitat throughout the lower subbasin from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities;

(h) Restore and enhance riparian and in-stream fish habitats;

(i) Inventory streams and assess watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

(2) Promote habitat conditions for other species where they may be different than for spring Chinook.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

Finfish

635-500-1290

Spring Chinook Salmon

Policy and objectives for wild and hatchery spring Chinook above the mouth of the McKenzie River.

(1) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the Middle Fork Willamette subbasin shall be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook.

(a) The areas above Fall Creek Dam will be managed for the production of wild spring Chinook;

(b) The areas below Fall Creek and Dexter dams will be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook;

(c) After a reintroduction program using hatchery spring Chinook, the area above Dexter Dam will be managed for the production of wild spring Chinook.

(2) Objectives:

(a) Achieve the desired status for spring Chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Willamette subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Achieve full mitigation for Willamette River spring Chinook populations reduced or extirpated due to dam construction and operations;

(c) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the Middle Fork Willamette subbasin;

(d) Maintain the gene resources of Middle Fork Willamette spring Chinook;

(e) Maintain hatchery fish genetic diversity, to assure that hatchery populations do not pose a risk to wild populations, meet the management objectives for which they are produced, and maintain their optimum biological and economic value;

(f) Other subbasins above the mouth of the McKenzie River shall be managed for hatchery production and natural production of spring Chinook;

(g) As consistent with desired status goals in the Recovery Plan, provide opportunity to catch 1,125 spring Chinook in the Willamette River basin above the mouth of the McKenzie River

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1300

Summer Steelhead

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Middle Fork Willamette subbasin:

(a) Summer steelhead shall not be passed above Fall Creek or Dexter dams.

(b) Summer steelhead smolts shall be released into streams that have suitable adult holding habitat throughout the summer and where adults will provide optimum recreational opportunity;

(c) Only smolt-sized fish will be released to minimize competition with native salmonids.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Provide diversity of angling opportunity with an annual sport catch of 2,250 summer steelhead in the subbasin;

(b) Minimize impact of summer steelhead on the production of native trout and spring Chinook.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1310

Winter Steelhead

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin: Winter steelhead shall be managed for natural and hatchery production.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Increase the number of winter steelhead returning to the Middle Fork Subbasin to an annual average of 800 adults;

(b) Increase the catch of winter steelhead to 160 fish in the Middle Fork Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1320

Trout and Whitefish

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin:

(a) Mountain Whitefish shall be managed for natural production;

(b) Trout shall be managed for natural and hatchery production.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Protect and enhance the production of wild cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and bull trout populations;

(b) Manage native trout and whitefish populations to provide a diversity of angling experiences including consumptive and nonconsumptive activities;

(c) Manage brook trout populations to provide self-sustaining fisheries in streams that they currently inhabit throughout the Middle Fork Subbasin where they do not pose a risk to native salmonids;

(d) Manage wild trout populations to provide self-sustaining fisheries in the Middle Fork Willamette River between Lookout Point Reservoir and Hills Creek Dam (RM 31-45.5) and the North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River consistent with the Wild Fish alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan;

(e) Enhance angling recreation and opportunity by stocking legal-sized hatchery rainbow trout in selected streams consistent with the basic yield alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan;

(f) Manage wild trout populations to provide self-sustaining fisheries in areas not designated for "Wild Fish" alternative (see subsection (d) of this section) or release of hatchery fish (see subsection (e) of this section) consistent with the basic yield alternative of Oregon's Trout Plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1330

Oregon Chub

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Protect existing populations.

(2) Establish new populations.

(3) Increase public understanding of the status of Oregon chub and the factors that influence abundance.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1340

Warmwater Game Fish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin: No introductions of warmwater game fish shall be permitted in streams of the subbasin.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Minimize impacts of warmwater game fish on endemic fish species;

(b) Provide a diversity of warmwater angling opportunities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1350

Fall Chinook Salmon

The following operating principle applies to the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin: Fall chinook salmon shall not be released in the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-1360

Angler Access

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Middle Fork Willamette Subbasin: The Department shall seek to provide public angling access to allow use of fish populations, provide a diversity of angling opportunities, and disperse angling effort.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to increase access to public waters for angling.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Molalla and Pudding Subbasins Fish Management Policies, Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1370

Habitat

Objectives for habitat management in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins:

(1) Promote habitat conditions that contribute to achieving the desired status of spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead identified in the Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook salmon and steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

(a) Maintain and improve upstream and downstream passage for anadromous fish at water diversions, dams, and where appropriate, at natural barriers;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Improve the water quality of the subbasin;

(d) Protect stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest, and other related activities on forested lands;

(e) Protect stream habitat throughout the lower subbasin from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities;

(f) Restore and enhance riparian and in-stream fish habitats;

(g) Inventory streams and assess watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

(2) Promote habitat conditions for other species where they may be different than for spring Chinook and winter steelhead.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1380

Winter Steelhead

Policy and objectives for winter steelhead in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins:

(1) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for the Molalla population of winter steelhead identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins shall be managed for production of wild winter steelhead.

(2) Objectives:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the Molalla population of winter steelhead in the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Maintain the genetic characteristics of the wild population;

(c) Monitor the status of winter steelhead in the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 26-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1390

Summer Steelhead

Summer steelhead shall no longer be stocked in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-922-1-92; DFW 26-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98

635-500-1400

Coho Salmon

Maintain natural production of coho salmon in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins consistent with achieving the desired status for winter steelhead and spring Chinook populations identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1410

Spring Chinook Salmon

Policy and objectives for wild and hatchery spring Chinook in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins:

(1) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for the Molalla population of spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins shall be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook.

(2) Objectives:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the Molalla population of spring Chinook in the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Monitor the status of spring Chinook in the Molalla and Pudding River subbasins;

(c) Maintain the gene resources of Molalla spring Chinook;

(d) Manage genetic characteristics of hatchery fish to assure that hatchery populations do not pose a risk to wild populations, meet the management objectives for which they are produced, and maintain their optimum biological and economic value.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 16-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1420

Fall Chinook Salmon

Fall Chinook salmon will not be released in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins unless an evaluation identifies the action will not pose significant risk to native fish populations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1430

Trout and Whitefish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Molalla and Pudding subbasins: Wild trout and whitefish shall be managed for natural production consistent with the Wild Fish Management Alternative for Trout. No hatchery trout or whitefish shall be released.

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Maintain the genetic diversity and adaptiveness of native trout and whitefish populations;

(b) Protect, restore, and enhance native trout and whitefish habitat;

(c) Provide angling opportunities for trout and whitefish in the Molalla and Pudding subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98

635-500-1440

Warmwater Game Fish

(1) The following operating principle applies to the Molalla Pudding subbasins: Existing warmwater game fish populations will be managed consistent with achieving the desired status for the Molalla and Pudding River populations of winter steelhead and spring Chinook identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600).

(2) In accordance with this operating principle, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Promote angling opportunities on established warmwater game fish populations;

(b) Increase public awareness of warmwater angling opportunities in the subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1450

Sand Rollers

It is the objective of the Department to:

(1) Determine the distribution, relative abundance, and habitat use of sand rollers in the Molalla and Pudding Subbasins.

(2) Protect, restore, and enhance sand rollers habitat.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1460

Crayfish

It is the objective of the Department to assess the population status of crayfish in the Molalla and Pudding Subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

Miscellaneous Provisions

635-500-1470

Angler Access

The following operating principles apply to the Molalla and Pudding subbasins:

(1) The Department shall seek to provide access for boat and bank angling that will satisfy public need for a variety of angling opportunities and a dispersion of angling effort throughout the subbasin;

(2) Acquisition and development of angler access sites shall be consistent with guidelines and objectives for management of fish species and habitat.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

North Santiam, South Santiam, and Calapooia River Subbasins Fish Management
Policies, Operating Principles and Objectives

Habitat

635-500-1480

Habitat

Objective for habitat management in the North Santiam, South Santiam, and Calapooia subbasins:

(1) Promote habitat conditions that contribute to achieving the desired status of spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead identified in the Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook salmon and steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

(a) Maintain and improve upstream and downstream passage for anadromous fish at dams, diversions, power projects, and, where appropriate, at natural barriers;

(b) Provide necessary in-stream flows for fish production;

(c) Improve water quality in the subbasins;

(d) Reduce the impacts of reservoir management on fish production;

(e) Reduce other habitat impacts of the Detroit/Big Cliff, and Foster/Green Peter Flood Control/Hydropower complexes on production of spring Chinook and winter steelhead in lower subbasin reaches;

(f) Protect existing stream habitat from degradation associated with timber harvest, road construction, and related activities on forested lands;

(g) Protect existing stream habitat throughout the lower subbasins from degradation associated with agricultural, residential and commercial development, and other human activities.

(h) Restore and enhance riparian and in-stream fish habitats;

(i) Inventory streams and assess watershed characteristics that affect fish production.

(2) Promote habitat conditions for other species where they may be different than for spring Chinook or winter steelhead.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

Finfish

635-500-1490

Winter Steelhead

Policy and objectives for winter steelhead in the North Santiam, South Santiam, and Calapooia subbasins:

(1) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for these three populations of winter steelhead identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the subbasins shall be managed for production of wild winter steelhead.

(a) Winter steelhead shall be managed for natural production. No hatchery-produced winter steelhead shall be released;

(b) Native winter steelhead have priority over all other non-native stocks and species.

(2) Objectives for the North Santiam subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the North Santiam population of winter steelhead in the North Santiam subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) The area above the Big Cliff/Detroit dam complex shall be managed for the production of wild winter steelhead;

(c) Increase wild production of winter steelhead throughout North Santiam River subbasin, including re-establishing winter steelhead runs above Detroit Reservoir;

(3) Objectives for the South Santiam subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the South Santiam population of winter steelhead in the South Santiam subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) The area above Foster dam shall be managed for production of wild winter steelhead;

(c) Increase wild production of winter steelhead throughout the South Santiam River subbasin, including re-establishing winter steelhead runs above Foster Reservoir.

(4) Objectives for the Calapooia subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the Calapooia population of winter steelhead in the Calapooia subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Increase wild production of winter steelhead throughout the Calapooia River subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

635-500-1500

Summer Steelhead

(1) The following operating principles apply to the Santiam and Calapooia subbasins:

(a) Manage hatchery production of summer steelhead in the subbasins consistent with achieving the desired status for winter steelhead and spring Chinook populations identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600). Summer steelhead shall be managed for production and harvest of hatchery fish;

(b) Summer steelhead smolts shall be released into streams that have suitable adult holding habitat throughout the summer and where adults will provide optimum recreational opportunity;

(c) Summer steelhead in the North Santiam shall be released at or near Minto Hatchery to protect native winter steelhead production in the North Santiam subbasin. No summer steelhead shall be released into Little North Fork Santiam River;

(d) Summer steelhead in the South Santiam River shall be confined to releases at South Santiam Hatchery to protect native winter steelhead production in the upper and lower South Santiam;

(e) Only smolt-sized fish shall be released to minimize competition with native salmonids;

(f) Summer steelhead shall not be released in the Calapooia subbasin.

(2) In accordance with these operating principles, it is the objective of the Department to:

(a) Continue to maximize harvest of adults in the Santiam subbasins;

(b) Minimize the potential impact of summer steelhead on native winter steelhead and trout;

(c) The Department shall monitor the run for possible natural production.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; DFW 72-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 110-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-11

 

635-500-1510

Coho Salmon

The following operating principle applies to the Santiam and Calapooia Subbasins: No further releases of coho salmon shall be made in the Santiam and Calapooia Subbasins.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146, ORS 496.162, ORS 506.109, ORS 506.119, ORS 506.129 & ORS 506.720
Hist.: FWC 3-1992, f. 1-28-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92

635-500-1520

Spring Chinook Salmon

Policy and objectives for wild and hatchery spring Chinook in the North Santiam, South Santiam, and Calapooia subbasins:

(1) Policy: Consistent with achieving the desired status for these three populations of spring Chinook salmon identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600), the North Santiam and South Santiam subbasins shall be managed for production of wild and hatchery spring Chinook. The Calapooia subbasin will be managed for eventual re-establisment of a wild population.

(2) Objectives for the North Santiam subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the North Santiam population of spring Chinook in the North Santiam subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the North Santiam River subbasin;

(c) Achieve full mitigation for Willamette River spring Chinook populations reduced or extirpated due to dam construction and operations;

(d) The North Santiam River subbasin, except for the Little North Santiam River subbasin, shall be managed for wild and hatchery production of spring Chinook;

(e) The Little North Salmon River subbasin shall be managed for wild production of spring Chinook;

(f) After a reintroduction program using hatchery spring Chinook, the area above the Big Cliff/Detroit dam complex shall be managed for the production of wild spring Chinook;

(g) Increase wild and natural production of spring Chinook throughout North Santiam River subbasin, including re-establishing spring Chinook runs above Detroit Reservoir;

(h) Protect and improve upon the remaining genetic diversity of North Santiam spring Chinook;

(i) Manage hatchery fish genetic diversity to meet harvest management objectives, and to maintain their optimum biological and economic value;

(j) Manage the hatchery mitigation program in a manner to assist recovery of the wild population.

(3) Objectives for the South Santiam subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the South Santiam population of spring Chinook in the South Santiam subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the South Santiam River subbasin;

(c) Achieve full mitigation for Willamette River spring Chinook populations reduced or extirpated due to dam construction and operations;

(d) The South Santiam River subbasin shall be managed for natural and hatchery production of spring Chinook;

(e) Increase wild and natural production of spring Chinook throughout the South Santiam River subbasin, including re-establishing spring Chinook runs above Foster Reservoir;

(f) After a reintroduction program using hatchery spring Chinook, the area above Foster dam shall be managed for production of wild spring Chinook;

(g) Protect and improve upon the remaining genetic diversity of South Santiam spring Chinook;

(h) Manage hatchery fish genetic diversity to meet harvest management objectives, and to maintain their optimum biological and economic value;

(i) Manage the hatchery mitigation program in a manner to assist recovery of the wild population.

(4) Objectives for the Calapooia subbasin:

(a) Achieve the desired status for the Calapooia population of spring Chinook in the Calapooia subbasin identified in the Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (OAR 635-500-6600);

(b) Monitor the status of the spring Chinook run in the Calapooia River subbasin;

(c) The Calapooia River subbasin shall be managed for natural production of spring Chinook;

(d) Increase natural production of spring Chinook in the Calapooia River subbasin.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
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