Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NOAA Salmon Recovery Plan

For local people this story started with the Mail Tribune, a local paper in Medford, Oregon.  A story written by Mark Freeman titled “Coho salmon road trip”, was posted February 13, 2015.  This intriguing story went on to explain that  the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was going to various cities in Southern Oregon and Northern California to explain their recently unveiled recovery plan for coho salmon.  Coho salmon in Southern Oregon and Northern California are listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened with extinction.  NOAA asked for  local help in improving habitat conditions and reducing the impacts of human activities in order to rebuild the coho salmon to a healthy state.  A simple computer search will easily find this story.


The local meeting was Tuesday, February 13th and it turned out to be very informative and their research was quite extensive.  The recovery plan is available at http://go.usa.gov/fYz3.  You can contact Julie Weeder, the Recovery Coordinator, at julie.weeder@noaa.gov or 707-825-5168.


Julie Weeder, helping Salmon recover

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