Klamath River Coho Enhancement Fund

Document Details:

Title: Klamath River Coho Enhancement Fund
Category: Website
External URL: http://www.nfwf.org/klamathriver/Pages/home.aspx
Updated Date: 09.01.2017
Author(s)/Source(s): National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Publication Date: 2017
Focal Topic: Salmon, Habitat Restoration, In-Stream Flow / Flow Regime, Dam Removal, Water Quality, Lower Klamath
Location: Klamath Basin, Lower Klamath, Mid Klamath
Watershed Code: 180102

The Klamath River, which runs through southern Oregon and the northern Californian coast, was once the third most productive salmon river system in the United States. Currently, the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon, native to the Klamath River, is listed as threatened under both California and federal Endangered Species Acts due to issues stemming from dammed water, flow variability, and water pollution. This program is a conservation partnership between NFWF and PacifiCorp Energy to assist PacifiCorp in meeting the environmental commitments in its Habitat Conservation Plan for Coho Salmon. In most cases, projects funded under this project also support NFWF's Lower Klamath Basin conservation priorities.

Keyword Tags:
Endangered Species Acts, SONCC, coho salmon, spawning habitat,