Several species of salmon and steelhead are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) were listed as endangered in 1992, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) listed in 1992 (two runs of Chinook: spring/summer and fall), and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) listed in 1998. As juveniles these fish migrate to the ocean and grow to maturity in the north 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:
- Ocean conditions
- Habitat degradation
- Water pollution
- Lack of access to historic habitat
- Other out of basin factors
Idaho Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund Program:
The Idaho Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund Program manages the State of Idaho’s allocation from the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF). PCSRF was established by Congress in 2000 to restore and conserve Pacific salmon and steelhead populations and their habitat.
Announcement: OSC is accepting applications for PCSRF funding Round 22. Please see the Idaho PCSRF 2019 Grant Guidelines for details on the program and submitting a proposal; application materials are posted below.
The deadline for proposal submission is 5 pm (MDT) on Friday, October 11, 2019. Submit the entire proposal, including the required attachments to: email@example.com. The Idaho PCSRF Board will meet on November 21, 2019 to review proposals and award funds. The meeting is open to the public and will be in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID.
PCSRF Application Materials:
- PCSRF Application Narrative
- Budget Template
- Habitat Restoration Metrics
- Engineering Design Metrics
- Monitoring Metrics
- Letter of Match Template
- Landowner Acknowledgement Form
- OSC Audit Status Certification
- OSC Subrecipient Questionnaire
- Idaho De Minimis Indirect Cost Rate Form
Federal Guidelines applicable to PCSRF awards and sub-awards by grant year: