A yearling coho salmon | Credit: Jonny Armstrong
  • Bureau of Reclamation Klamath Coho Habitat Restoration Program

    In cooperation with and funding support from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), NFWF will make available approximately $2.5 million over 4 years to enhance the survival and recovery of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), a species listed as “threatened” pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act. The grant program will be coordinated closely between Reclamation, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and internally with NFWF program management of the Klamath River Coho Enhancement Fund which provides funding in the same geography.

    The goal of this competitive grant program is to improve fish habitat and support restoration activities for SONCC coho salmon and its critical habitat within the mainstem Klamath River and tributaries between Bogus Creek (inclusive) and the mainstem Salmon River (inclusive) with the upstream limit of potential restoration being natural impassable barriers. (Projects may also be considered in the Klamath River and tributaries below the mainstem Salmon River but will be of lower priority.)

    Projects must have a direct benefit to SONCC coho salmon and/or be a design, planning or monitoring project that can demonstrate that it will provide a direct benefit for coho salmon and comply with the 2013 Biological Opinion. (See Appendix C on pages 516-537.)

    Project types that will be given the highest priority include:

    • Access improvement and barrier removal projects;
    • Projects that improve habitat and access to coldwater refugia;
    • Instream habitat enhancement and protection projects; and
    • Water conservation projects.

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  • (Updated: 10/29/2015)


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