Triangle helps a wide range of stakeholders work with the National Marine Fisheries Service to recover Lake Ozette sockeye.
Lake Ozette sockeye were listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 1999. In 2006 to help the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) write the species’ federal Recovery Plan, Triangle convened the Lake Ozette Sockeye Steering Committee. This Steering Committee consists of federal, state, and county agencies, as well as tribes, property owners, community residents, and timber companies.
After the Recovery Plan was finalized, Triangle continues to convene this Committee quarterly to fund and implement projects fulfilling the Recovery Plan. Triangle also facilitates quarterly Public Outreach Subcommittee and Habitat Subcommittee calls for the Committee, and convened a Predation Workshop in early 2016 to address that specific issue. In addition, Triangle designed a highly-visual and user-friendly summary of the Recovery Plan that is a model within NMFS.