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.
The Office of Species Conservation will announce further funding opportunities in the Spring of 2013.
PCSRF Round 15 Solicitation
The Office of Species Conservation and the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund Board are happy to announce the Round 15 project solitication. Project applications were accepted through March 22, 2013. Acceptance of applications is now closed. We will post notification in the near future as to the public hearing date.
Approximately $3,000,000 in PCSRF funds are available in Round 15.
SRBA Round 6 (Closed May 30, 2012)
SRBA project proposals were received from the Clearwater and Salmon Basins requesting $5.961 million for habitat restoration work. The SRBA Board meeting to review the projects and make funding decisions was at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Trophy Room on Friday, June 29, 2012.