Elwha River

The Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG) has reviewed the Elwha River Fish Restoration Plan and associated Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) to assess the benefits and risks of the proposed programs for re-establishing self-sustaining populations of five species of anadromous fish (Chinook, coho, chum, and pink salmon and steelhead) in the Elwha River Basin. Detailed discussion of the approach to analysis is provided in Chapter 1 of the report. The conclusions the HSRG reached for each of the five fish species are presented in Chapters 2 through 6, with Chapter 7 focusing on the importance of monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management.