Salmon & Steelhead
Since 1992, several species of salmon and steelhead that migrate from Idaho to the ocean have been listed as either endangered or threatened under the ESA. Sockeye Salmon were listed as endangered in 1992, Chinook salmon listed in 1993 (two runs of Chinook, spring/summer, and fall), and steelhead, which are a form of seagoing trout, listed as threatened in 1998. All of these species are anadromous, meaning they are seagoing. Salmon and steelhead migrate from Idaho and other Northwest states through the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and return to their native rivers and creeks to spawn and continue the cycle.
Many factors are to blame for the reduction in salmon and steelhead including hydroelectric dams along the river, habitat loss, pollution and harvest.
PCSRF Round 16 Solicitation
The Office of Species Conservation and the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund Board are pleased to announce the Round 16 project solitication. Applications will be accepted until October 4, 2013 close of business. Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The PCSRF Board Hearing is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 11, 2013.
Approximately $2,300,000 in PCSRF funds are available in Round 16.
We have updated the application forms for Round 16; and, as such, we ask that you refrain from using the forms from previous rounds. Applications must be submitted on the Round 16 forms. The new forms require that you provide at least a basic map of your project area in the context of the Salmon or Clearwater basin.
Round 16 Forms:
Letter of Match Support (please submit the letter on your letterhead)