Klamath Basin Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Habitat Monitoring and Assessments
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fisheries Program is responsible for: 1) facilitating the restoration of nationally significant fishery resources, 2) seeking and providing mitigation of fishery resources adversely impacted by federal water development projects, 3) providing technical assistance with regard to management of interjurisdictional fisheries and aquatic habitats, and 4) maintaining a federal leadership role in scientifically-based management of national fishery resources. Consistent with this direction, the Service has an established history of working collaboratively on salmon and lamprey issues in the Klamath Basin, with its involvement dating back over 30 years ago with the creation of the Arcata Office to help fulfill the U. S. Government’s trust responsibilities to Native American peoples to restore depleted interjurisdictional salmon resources.
In FY16, the Service’s Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office Fisheries Program, working in collaboration with tribal and agency partners, contributed over 2.4 million dollars in support of monitoring studies, applied research, and to provide technical support needed to better inform management and guide restoration of anadromous fish populations and associated aquatic habitats Northern California. The primary focus of the Program’s activities was within the Klamath Basin and included efforts to support the Trinity River Restoration Program.Keyword Tags: