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Salmon & Steelhead

Several species of salmon and steelhead are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Sockeye salmon were listed as endangered in 1992, Chinook salmon listed in 1992 (two runs of Chinook: spring/summer and fall), and steelhead listed 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. They return to their native rivers and creeks to spawn and continue the cycle.

Many factors are to blame for the decline in salmon and steelhead populations. Some of the leading causes include:

  1. Change to outmigration timing
  2. Lack of access to historic habitat
  3. Habitat loss
  4. Pollution
  5. Harvest
  6. Other out of basin factors

Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Funds (PCSRF) Round 18 Request for Project Proposals

The PCSRF Board is pleased to announce Round 18. $3 million is available to fund the best projects benefitting Idaho’s anadromous fish.

Project Proposals (applications) will be accepted until midnight, October 16, 2015. Email all application components and supporting documents to:

We are excited to announce changes to the Project Proposal Applications.

Part 1: NEW! Project Narrative: Follow the Guidelines document for completing the Proposal Narrative and attached the requested documents.

Part 2: Updated! Proposal Metrics: This part is a fill-in form to reflect the metrics for each worksite; information will be used in the PCSRF database.

Please select only one of the following forms:

  1. Restoration Implementation
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation
  3. Engineering Design (if reasonably assured project will be implemented)

Part 3: NEW! Proposal Budget: To be consistent across OSC funding programs we are using a new budget form.

Part 4: Letter of Match Template

More Information:

Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program

Staff Contact:

Michael Edmondson

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon, Photo: Jeremy Sarrow © California Academy of Sciences

Jumping Steelhead

"Jumping Steelhead" CC BY-ND 2.0
Greg Shields on Flickr

Chinook Salmon

"Chinook" CC BY-NC 2.0
Michael Jeffries on Flickr