Salmon Restoration: Blessing, Bane or Boondoggle?

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by Anne L. Warner, Hydromechanics, Londonderry, NH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85:

Abstract: The 'strategic' plans for the Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program were examined to determine what the strategy of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is for this effort. While much of the program is more hopeful in the field (or river) than on paper, the activities which lack objectives and tactics are those with the greatest potential impact on the success of the program. These activities, the limitation of sport and commercial harvests, are also those which are most sensitive to political manipulation. Because of this, it is imperative that strategically complete plans be developed. A complete management plan should be developed, which should include a goal; a strategy, which establishes objectives leading to the goal and tactics to achieve the objectives; a schedule, which should reflect the total strategy, and project a transition from restoration to maintenance; and a budget.

Subject Headings: Fish management | Wildlife | Rivers and streams | Political factors | Scheduling | Project management | Maintenance | Budgets |

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