Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon - Report to the California Fish and Game Commission

Volume: 
594 pp
Year: 
2004
Abstract: 

he California Department of Fish and Game (Department), with the assistance of recovery
teams representing diverse interests and perspectives, created the Recovery Strategy for
California Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) (Recovery Strategy), a guide for the process of
recovering coho salmon on the north and central coasts of California. The Recovery Strategy is
organized at three scales. The first is at a broad geographic, range-wide resolution; the second
is at a large watershed scale; and the third is at a finer scale that identifies actions needed within
specific sub-watersheds.
The Recovery Strategy emphasizes cooperation and collaboration at many levels, and recognizes
the need for funding, public and private support for restorative actions, and maintaining
a balance between regulatory and voluntary efforts. Landowner incentives and grant programs
are some of the many tools available to recover coho salmon. However, the success of this
Recovery Strategy will ultimately be determined by the long-term commitment and efforts of all
who live in, or are involved with, coho salmon watersheds. The Department believes that the
commitment is there and that the execution of this plan will ultimately lead to the recovery of
coho salmon throughout its California range.
The California Department of Fish and Game (Department), with the assistance of recovery
teams representing diverse interests and perspectives, created the Recovery Strategy for
California Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) (Recovery Strategy), a guide for the process of
recovering coho salmon on the north and central coasts of California. The Recovery Strategy is
organized at three scales. The first is at a broad geographic, range-wide resolution; the second
is at a large watershed scale; and the third is at a finer scale that identifies actions needed within
specific sub-watersheds.
The Recovery Strategy emphasizes cooperation and collaboration at many levels, and recognizes
the need for funding, public and private support for restorative actions, and maintaining
a balance between regulatory and voluntary efforts. Landowner incentives and grant programs
are some of the many tools available to recover coho salmon. However, the success of this
Recovery Strategy will ultimately be determined by the long-term commitment and efforts of all
who live in, or are involved with, coho salmon watersheds. The Department believes that the
commitment is there and that the execution of this plan will ultimately lead to the recovery of
coho salmon throughout its California range.
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California Department of Fish and Game

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