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

    The Klamath Coho Habitat Restoration Program will administer approximately $2.5 million in grants from 2015-2021 to enhance the survival and recovery of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), a species listed as “threatened” under to the federal Endangered Species Act. 

    Funded by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the grant program will be coordinated closely between Reclamation, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

    The goal of this competitive grant program is to support restoration activities for SONCC coho salmon and its critical habitat within the mainstem Klamath River and tributaries between Bogus Creek and the mainstem Salmon River. 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.

    Since 2016, the Bureau of Reclamation Klamath Basin Coho Habitat Restoration Program has awarded over $2 million to 16 projects. These projects have leveraged over $2.7 in matching funds and in-kind contributions. The program is expected to award up to $500,000 in 2018.


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