Oregon State University

You are here

TitleRecovery Plan for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region, Portland, Oregon
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsU.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
Pagination230 p.
Date Published2016, Dec.
CityPortland, Or.
Call NumberOSU Libraries: Digital Open Access
KeywordsCoho salmon = Oncorhynchus kisutch, Nehalem River, Nestucca River, Tillamook Bay, Nestucca River, Salmon River, Siletz River, Yaquina River, Beaver Creek, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Coos River, Coquille River, Umpqua River, environmental law and policy
NotesThis document is NOAA’s plan for threatened coho salmon on the Oregon coast. The goal is clear. “NMFS estimates that if the strategies and actions identified in this Plan are implemented in a timely manner, and marine survival is not too low, we will be able to delist Oregon Coast coho salmon within the next 10 years.” (p.S-10) Current limiting factors include poor water quality in streams and estuaries, lack of stream complexity (loss of wetlands, side channels and floodplains), loss of vegetation, and invasive species. The plan involves continuing work on habitat improvement, monitoring, and a new policy encouraging public-private partnerships in individual watersheds (Chapter 8).