NOAA Invites Public to Participate in Salmon Recovery Workshops for South Fork Eel River
This is a press release from NOAA Fisheries:
ARCATA, Calif. – The public is invited to join local agencies in a new planning effort in the South Fork Eel River. Local input is critical to help recover these fish in the South Fork Eel River and its tributaries.
The purpose of the planning is to focus habitat restoration actions in places that will improve conditions for salmon and steelhead in the shortest amount of time. As a first step, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and NOAA Restoration Center have pulled together available data to draft a decision support tool to identify the top tributaries for focused habitat restoration.
The purpose of these meetings is to learn about this new tool and indicate your interest in further opportunities to dive into the details of the tool, what data we used, what assumptions we made, and draft scores for individual tributaries.
Wednesday, August 30, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Rd., Bayside, Calif.
Thursday, August 31, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Beginnings Octagon, 5 Cemetery Rd., Redway, Calif.
This invitation is open to all interested parties.
About NOAA Fisheries and CDFW salmon and steelhead recovery plans: NMFS has produced the Coho Recovery Plan (2014) and the Multi-species Recovery Plan (2016) and CDFW produced the state’s Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon (2004). These plans outline broad actions to facilitate recovery of salmon species.
Contact: Julie Weeder/Recovery Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries:
Allan Renger/Fisheries Supervisor for CDFW