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Salmon in Portland

Salmon are considered a keystone species, meaning that their presence (or absence) is central to many other physical, chemical, and biological processes in an ecosystem. If salmon populations are healthy, it can generally be assumed that watershed conditions and functions are healthy.

The Portland Watershed Management Plan directs the City to “implement watershed actions to maximize the persistence of native Willamette and Columbia River fish and other aquatic organisms and assist with species recovery and potential population productivity by protecting and improving hydrology, habitat, and water quality.”


Coho Salmon in Portland

Where Coho salmon have been found

Cutthroat Trout in Portland

Where cutthroat trout have been found

Chinook Salmon in Portland

Where Chinook salmon have been found

Steelhead and Rainbow Trout in Portland

Where steelhead and rainbow trout have been found