A number of regulatory mechanisms protect Oregon Coast coho salmon and their habitat. However, Oregon believes that regulatory mechanisms are just one tool (or one type of strategy and action) to address limiting factors. Regulatory approaches to habitat restoration and protection have limitations and are not the only tool. Oregon believes that the combination of non-regulatory/regulatory mechanisms and a focus on building partnerships is much more effective in the long term than simply relying on regulation. The following is a summary of state regulatory and non-regulatory programs, linked to salmonid habitat limiting factors.