Oregon Endangered Species List

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Fri Mar 19 20:19:54 EST 1999

The following article ran in The Oregonian, March 17, 1999, p A1



Protected salmon, steelhead

	The National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday listed nine salmon
and steelhead populations in Oregon and Washington for protection under the
federal Endangered Species Act. The agency deferred decisions on four other

1. Ozette Lake Sockeye: threatened
2. Hood Canal summer run Chum: threatened
3. Columbia River Chum: threatened
4. Upper Willamette Steelhead: threatened
5. Mid-Columbia Steelhead: threatened
6. Puget Sound Chinook: threatened
7. Lower Columbia Chinook: threatened
8. Upper Willamette Chinook: threatened
9. Uupper Columbia spring Chinook: endangered
10. Snake River fall Chinook: deferred
11. Southern Oregon and California coastal Chinook: deferred
12. Central valley spring Chinook: deferred
13. Central valley fall Chinook: deferred

Willamette wild spring chinook returns

 Returns of Willamette River spring chinook, fabled among Oregon anglers, have
dropped to only a few thousand wild fish in recent years, down from as many as
70,000 in the 1950s.

Other listed species in Oregon

Animal Year   Listed
Borax Lake chub   1980
Oregon chub   1993
Columbian white-tailed deer   1967
American peregrine falcon   1970
Brown pelican    1970
Lost River sucker   1988
Sea-run cutthroat   1996
Shortnose sucker   1997

Threatened animals
Oregon silverspot butterfly   1980
Hutton tui chub   1985
Foskett speckled dace   1985
Bald eagle   1995
Aleutian Canada goose   1967
Coho salmon   1997
Marbled murrelet   1992
Northern spotted owl   1990
Western snowy plover   1993
Warner sucker   1985
Bull trout   1998
Lahontan cutthroat trout   1970
Vernal pool fairy shrimp   1994
Steelhead   1998

Posted as a courtesy by
Daniel B. Wheeler

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