This Klamath River Basin Fish Management Plan, adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on August 22, 1997, is one of many throughout Oregon that has been prepared by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to guide fish management within the next ten years. As the name implies, this plan addresses all of the public waters within the Klamath River Basin in Oregon, Figure 1. Streams within the basin have been put in six groupings based on their commonalties, particularly regarding the life history of redband trout. This plan also addresses 22 lakes and reservoirs within the basin. The great majority of these waters are managed by the ODFW's KlamathlLake Fish District, but the far western parts of the basin, including Howard Prairie and Hyatt reservoirs, are managed by the Upper Rogue Fish District. This plan contains four major sections: Habitat Management, Fish Management, Fish Management Direction and Alternatives, and Angler Access. In addressing these subjects, it is not intended to be an exhaustive compilation of information on these basin resources. Rather, it is intended to be an adequate overview with sufficient detail to guide decisions and future management. The Habitat Management section addresses the history of the basin and its present
status. Important habitat management considerations and limiting factors are described in general; then the habitat and the limitations of each stream and water body is briefly described. These are followed by policies and objectives for habitat management.