The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region's Fishery Resources Program and Ecotrust (a non-profit organization) partnered to develop an aquatic habitat decision-support tool for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The tool is an online decision support system that enables the Service and other interested partners to enhance their strategic planning and program delivery of aquatic habitat conservation and restoration priorities for a wide range of fish species. The tool is the first of its kind to combine widespread species (e.g., salmon) with locally endemic species to create a landscape-scale prioritization that will aid in answering questions like: “With limited resources available, which watersheds offer the greatest opportunities for investing in fish passage improvement, fish habitat restoration, acquisition of stream flow, and so on?” and “Of these watersheds, what is their condition, vulnerability to climate change, or risk to aquatic invasive species?”
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