NEWS WORTH NOTING: Agencies, farmers, fishermen, water suppliers and conservationists announce partnership to support recovery of Central Valley salmon and steelhead; Reclamation reopens public comment period on Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation

NEWS WORTH NOTING: Agencies, farmers, fishermen, water suppliers and conservationists announce partnership to support recovery of Central Valley salmon and steelhead; Reclamation reopens public comment period on Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation.
Agencies, farmers, fishermen, water suppliers and conservationists announce partnership to support recovery of Central Valley salmon and steelhead Diverse partnership signals new era in effort to return native fish to self-sustaining levels California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird hosted a signing ceremony today on the steps of the Capitol with a broad group of stakeholders to officially launch the Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership.
The Partnership includes state and federal water and wildlife agencies, farmers and water suppliers, fishermen, and conservationists working together to restore and protect vital salmon habitats.
“I’m confident that the remarkable range of stakeholders working together in this Partnership bodes well for the future of salmon and steelhead in the Central Valley.” Central Valley rivers and their tributaries have been, historically, the second most productive region for salmon on the West Coast (not including Alaska).
Today, two of the four distinct runs of Central Valley Chinook salmon, as well as steelhead, are listed as threatened or endangered.
The Partnership will use its combined expertise to improve salmon habitat and support widespread recovery of Central Valley salmon and steelhead.
By approaching habitat restoration in a collaborative, outcomes-based manner, the Partnership hopes to see meaningful improvement in habitat conditions relatively quickly.
of Water Resources CA Natural Resources Agency California Sportfishing Protection Alliance California Trout Ducks Unlimited The Golden Gate Salmon Association The Nature Conservancy NOAA Fisheries NOAA Habitat Conservation – Restoration Center Northern California Water Association Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations Institute for Fisheries Resources River Partners State and Federal Contractors Water Agency The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Trout Unlimited US Bureau of Reclamation US Fish and Wildlife Service Reclamation reopens public comment period on Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation is reopening the scoping comment period for the draft environmental impact statement on the Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation Project until Sept. 28, 2017.
The near-term goal is to increase the geographic distribution and abundance of the listed fish.
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