Lower Snake River Compensation Plan

To mitigate for the losses of fish and wildlife caused by the construction of four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Operation and maintenance of the Sawtooth, Magic Valley, Clearwater, and McCall fish hatcheries by the State of Idaho, Department of Fish and Game.

Operation and maintenance of the Lyons Ferry and Tucannon fish hatcheries by the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Operation and maintenance of Irrigon, Wallowa and Lookingglass fish hatcheries by the State of Oregon, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office, 1387 S.

Vinnell Way, Suite 343, Boise, ID 83709, (208)378-5321.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: The 12 LSRCP fish hatcheries release about 5.7 million spring Chinook, 6 million steelhead and 3.1 million fall Chinook each year into the Snake Basin. Recreational, tribal or commercial fisherman harvest retuning adult salmon and steelhead that were released from LSRCP hatcheries in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, the Columbia River and Snake River. Rainbow trout produced by LSRCP hatcheries are harvested in lakes, rivers and ponds in Washington and Idaho. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To operate and maintain LSRCP authorized fish hatcheries owned by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to evaluate survival and harvest of fish released form LSRCP hatcheries, to assess impacts of LSRCP hatcheries and fish released on Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species and to coordinated LSRCP programs with other fish hatchery and research programs in the Columbia Basin.