The Klamath Basin Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan (IFRMP) will use the best available science within an Adaptive Management framework to develop basin-scale goals and objectives for the restoration and monitoring of fisheries within the Klamath Basin

Restructured Phase 2 Draft Integrated Fishery Restoration and Monitoring Plan is now available for review.

The Initial Rough Draft Plan was released October 22 2018, and reviewed between October 23 2018 to November 26 2018. We received substantial input on that version, particularly from federal agency staff in December 2018, and have been working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and NOAA – Fisheries to produce a revised Plan that addresses their input. The revised Phase 2 Draft Plan is focused on restoration of watershed processes and habitat – listing specific candidate restoration actions for each major sub-basin and the Klamath as a whole. Many of the candidate restoration activities listed in this draft, were derived with broad representative input from a range of agencies and organizations with an interest in Klamath Basin during 2018 (workshops, meetings, interviews); listed at bottom of page.

The vision of the Klamath Basin IFRMP is to provide a unifying framework for planning the restoration and recovery of native fish species from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean, while improving flows, water quality, habitat and ecosystem processes. The IFRMP (or Plan) will serve as a blueprint that describes the highest priority watershed process and habitat restoration and monitoring actions that in combination with related restoration initiatives can help reverse the declines of multiple native Klamath Basin fish populations. The Plan will provide an answer to the basic question: given all we know; which habitat restoration actions will provide the broadest possible benefits to native Klamath Basin fish species– throughout the Basin and within each sub-basin watershed. The IFRMP will also help inform the wise allocation of funds for restoration and monitoring work in the Klamath Basin. Funding to do broad scale restoration and monitoring work is limited so it is imperative to ensure that funds are used as strategically as possible to maximize the value of restoration efforts in the Basin.

Prioritization of candidate restoration activities was out of scope for phase 2 of the work (current report) but will be one of the goals in the next phase which is expected to begin in late July 2019 and carry into 2020. Ultimately, a fully funded IFRMP planning process (2020-2021) will include recommendations on how to sequence and prioritize potential restoration actions for restoring fish populations and fish habitat, how to design monitoring and evaluation activities to assess the effectiveness of restoration actions, and how to adjust restoration actions based on what is learned through adaptive management.

The intent of the IFRMP is not to replace other existing planning efforts, but to address key gaps and strategically bring existing plans and planning efforts together using an adaptive management framework.

Please note: this is a planning document that can help inform and guide restoration practitioners and agency resource managers alike. However, nothing in this Draft IFRMP constitutes an official federal agency position or obligation for current or future action. Implementation of any restoration activity requires cooperation and support of private landowners, states, Tribes, local governments and other organizations that call the Klamath Basin home.

Lastly, we continue to collect contemporary documents, plans, studies, and data related to fish habitat restoration and monitoring (including innovative concepts and approaches from similar planning efforts such as the Elwha). Documents and data collected during this process will be catalogued in the searchable Document Library on this website.

If you have relevant information you think should be included please contact us via email at: klamath-ifrmp@essa.com

Previously Completed Plan Components: Klamath IFRMP Synthesis Report - Aug 14, 2017 (20MB PDF)

Plan Coordination & Working Groups

As of May 2019 - List subject to change

Map of Sub-regional Boundaries (pdf)
Federal Coordination Group
Matt Baun  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Chris Wheaton  Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Tommy Williams  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ryan Fogerty  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Jim Simondet  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Nick Hetrick  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Josh Rasmussen  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Robert Clarke  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Shari Witmore  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Basin-wide Technical Working Group
Chauncey Anderson  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Matt Baun  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Caitlin Bean  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Michael Belchik  Yurok Tribe
Megan Skinner  Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
Clayton Creager  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mike Edwards  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Robert Franklin  Fishwater Consulting
Ryan Fogerty  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Damon Goodman  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Nick Hetrick  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Mike Hiatt  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
Eric Janney  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Barry McCovey  Yurok Tribe
Bob Pagliuco  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Bill Pinnix  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Josh Rasmussen  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Eli Scott  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Jim Simondet  NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Wade Sinnen  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Chris Wheaton  Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Tommy Williams National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
George Pess  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Greg Schrott  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Stan Swerdloff  Klamath Tribes
ESSA Core Team
Clint Alexander  Project Manager / Lower Klamath River Facilitation Lead
Andrea Hilton  
Dave Marmorek  
Cedar Morton  
Carol Murray  
Chris Perrin  
Darcy Pickard  
Marc Porter  Mid / Upper Klamath River Facilitation Lead
Laurelle Santana  
Natascia Tamburello  Upper Klamath Lake Facilitation Lead
Lower Klamath River Sub-regional Working Group
Jeff Abrams  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Chauncey Anderson  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Jenny Curtis  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Mike Edwards  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Gil Falcone  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Damon Goodman  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
George Kautsky  Hoopa Valley Tribe - Fisheries
Curtis Knight  California Trout
Ken Lindke  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Barry McCovey  Yurok Tribe
Bob Pagliuco  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Bill Pinnix  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Wade Sinnen  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Mid/Upper Klamath River Sub-regional Working Group
Julie Alexander  Oregon State University (OSU)
Chauncey Anderson  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Caitlin Bean  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Andrew Braugh  California Trout
Bill Chesney  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
LeRoy Cyr  US Forest Service (USFS) - Six Rivers National Forest
Bobbie DiMonte Miller  US Forest Service (USFS) - Klamath National Forest
Mike Edwards  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Ryan Fogerty  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Forest Fortescue  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Robert Franklin  Fishwater Consulting
Susan Fricke  Karuk Tribe
Damon Goodman  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Arcata
Karuna Greenberg  Salmon River Restoration Council (SRRC)
Jon Grunbaum  US Forest Service (USFS), Klamath National Forest
Sascha Hallett  Oregon State University (OSU) - Bartholomew Lab
Will Harling  Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC)
Preston Harris  Scott River Water Trust
Mark Hereford  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Mark Johnson  Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA)
George Kautsky  Hoopa Valley Tribe
Morgan Knechtle  California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)
Curtis Knight  California Trout
Robert Lusardi  California Trout / UC Davis
Barry McCovey Jr  Yurok Tribe - Fisheries
Elizabeth Nielsen  Siskiyou County Natural Resources (SCNR)
Bob Pagliuco  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Bill Pinnix  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Arcata
Ben Ramirez  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Crystal Robinson  Quartz Valley Indian Reservation (QVIR)
Sarah Rockwell  Klamath Bird Observatory
Eli Scott  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Matthew Sloat  Wild Salmon Center
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Ed Stanton  Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District / Klamath Basin Monitoring Program (SVRCD/KBMP)
Betsy Stapleton  Scott River Watershed Council (SRWC)
Bill Tinniswood  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Charles Wickman  Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC)
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Erich Yokel  Scott River Watershed Council (SRWC)
Upper Klamath Lake Sub-regional Working Group
John Alexander  Klamath Bird Observatory
Chauncey Anderson  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Mark Buettner  The Klamath Tribes
Evan Childress  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Clayton Creager  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mike Edwards  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Robert Franklin  Fishwater Consulting
Susan Fricke  Karuk Tribe
Mark Hereford  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Mike Hiatt  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
Megan Hilgart  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Eric Janney  US Geological Survey (USGS)
Mark Johnson  Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA)
Jacob Kann  Aquatic Ecosystem Sciences LLC
Christie Nichols  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Klamath Falls
Ben Ramirez  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Sarah Rockwell  Klamath Bird Observatory
Liam Schenk  United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Nell Scott  Trout Unlimited
Megan Skinner  Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)- Klamath Basin Area Office
Toz Soto  Karuk Tribe
Stan Swerdloff  The Klamath Tribes
Bill Tinniswood  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Randy Turner  Klamath Basin Monitoring Program (KBMP)
John Vradenburg  US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Jonathan Warmerdam  North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Ted Wise  Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Shari Witmore  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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