USDA Forest Service Agency
Wide Fisheries Accomplishments 2019
Please find the fisheries accomplishment summary, Forest Service-wide and by Regions, for Forest Service fiscal year 2019. We are pleased to share it with you because it is really a celebration what we’ve been able to do together for the land (and water and aquatic critters) and people for which we care. We also hope this serves as a respite from current events, as well as a reminder of the power of working together to solve problems.
-Streams Enhanced/Restored: 3,516 miles
-Lakes Enhanced/Restored: 34,829 acres
-Total # of Miles Reconnected: 395
-Total AOP Projects: 264
-AOPs at Road Stream Crossings 244
-Dam structures removed/restored: 17
Generating Social & Economic Impact
-Economic Impact from Rec Fishing: 8,097,845 Annual Visits, $1.157 Billion in economic output to local communities, 6,920 jobs sustained, and $623 Million contributed to GDP.
-Commercial Salmon Fishery from Alaskan NFs: $88 Million annual dockside value
-Youth fishing events on/near NFS water: 234
Native Fish & Aquatic Species
-Total # projects benefitting ESA listed threatened or endangered species: 245
-USFS $ Expenditures: $52.2 Million
-Partnership $ Leveraged: $81.5 Million
-Days of Volunteer Activities for fisheries and aquatic
resources on/near NFS land: 3,590
-Audience reached or engaged in aquatics related
outreach & education events: 512,170
-Key Partners:Trout Unlimited, Federal Highways Department, State Fish & Wildlife Agencies, States Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Tribal Nations, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, Local watershed groups, county and municipal governments, private landowners.
-Research Topics and Peer Reviewed Publications: eDNA as a tool for identifying freshwater species in sustainable forestry: A critical review and potential future applications (1 of many examples)
Washington Office Contact: Nathaniel Gillespie, Assistant National Fish Program Leader, email@example.com, (202) 697-1055