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Salmon and Steelhead

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:

  1. Predation
  2. Ocean conditions
  3. Habitat degradation
  4. Water pollution
  5. Lack of access to historic habitat
  6. 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: The Idaho PCSRF Board will meet on June 21, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm to address requests by project sponsors for current PCSRF-funded projects. 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. Meeting agenda.

PCSRF Project and Performance Metrics Database

PCSRF Documents:

Staff Contact:

Michael Edmondson

Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon, Photo: Jeremy Sarrow © California Academy of Sciences
jumping salmon
“Jumping Steelhead” CC BY-ND 2.0 Greg Shields on Flickr

Federal Guidelines applicable to PCSRF awards and sub-awards by grant year:

PCSRF Grant Year20142015201620172018
Applicable Federal GuidelinesDepartment of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions; Bureau Specific Administrative Standard Award Conditions; Special Award Conditions; 15 CFR Part 24, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements to State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments; OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations; Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements as Adopted Pursuant to 2 CFR § 1327.1012 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements as Adopted Pursuant to 2 CFR § 1327.1012 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements as Adopted Pursuant to 2 CFR § 1327.1012 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements as Adopted Pursuant to 2 CFR § 1327.101
Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions; Bureau Specific Administrative Standard Award Conditions; Special Award Conditions; Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative AgreementsDepartment of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions; Bureau Specific Administrative Standard Award Conditions; Special Award Conditions; Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative AgreementsDepartment of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions; Bureau Specific Administrative Standard Award Conditions; Special Award Conditions; Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative AgreementsDepartment of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions; Bureau Specific Administrative Standard Award Conditions; Special Award Conditions; Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

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