Estuarine chinook capacity - Estimating changes in juvenile Chinook rearing area and carrying capacity in estuarine and freshwater habitats of the Puget Sound region

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

This project has two objectives:

  1. Estimate the amount of rearing habitat available to juvenile Chinook salmon currently and historically (i.e., ~1850s) throughout the Puget Sound region

  2. Estimate the carrying capacity of the habitat in the region to support juvenile Chinook under current and historical conditions.

Krista Bartz is the principal investigator for the project, and most of the analytical work is complete (as of May 2012). The remaining work involves completing a manuscript describing the work. Specific product for this project is a manuscript (likely the North American Journal of Fisheries Management).

Audience for the project was initially intended to be NWFSC staff involved in parameterizing a Puget Sound-wide life-cycle model for Chinook salmon. Since ~2008, when that effort stalled, there has been a resurgence in interest in developing such a model.

This is a one-time, stand-alone with soft deadlines in October 2012 to send the manuscript for internal review and December 2012 to send the manuscript to the journal. Estimates of changes in Chinook salmon juvenile rearing capacity in rivers and estuaries throughout Puget Sound, using pre-settlement conditions as the baseline.

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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Responsible Party (); Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2004-08-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-12-31

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