Institute for Fisheries Resources

For The Klamath Salmon Restoration Project

  • Amount
    $60,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This renewal grant to the Institute for Fisheries Resources will support its efforts to remove four dams on the Klamath River that have blocked salmon from migrating upstream to spawning grounds. The Klamath River once hosted the third-largest runs of salmon on the West Coast. To secure dam removal, the Institute will work to implement an agreement signed by farmers, ranchers, Native American tribes, and fishing interests in the region. The agreement seeks to meet current water needs related to Native American tribes, agriculture, and fish restoration in the Klamath watershed and once dams are removed.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.ifrfish.org 
Address
C/o Northwest Regional Office P.O. Box 11170, Eugene, OR, 97440-3370, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Klamath Salmon Restoration project  
The Klamath River forms the border between California and Oregon, and once hosted the third largest runs of salmon on the West Coast. Now, four dams on the river have virtually eliminated salmon. After years of controversy, a unique and complex agreement was struck between salmon interests, Native Americans, farmers, and the company that owns the dams. This grant would continue support to ensure the many steps in the agreement are secured so the dams can be removed on schedule.
for support of the Klamath Salmon Restoration project  
The Institute for Fisheries Resources works to restore salmon to Pacific Coast rivers. This grant would support its efforts to remove four dams blocking spawning salmon on the Klamath River, on the border between California and Oregon, which once hosted the third-largest runs of salmon on the West Coast. To secure dam removal, the Institute will work to implement a complete agreement signed by farmers, ranchers, Native American tribes, and fishing interests in the region. The agreement seeks to meet water needs related to agriculture and fish restoration along the Klamath so the dams can be removed.
for support of the Klamath Salmon Restoration project  
The Klamath River, forming the border between California and Oregon, once hosted the third largest runs of salmon on the West Coast. Now, four dams on the river have virtually eliminated salmon. After years of controversy a unique and complex agreement was struck between salmon interests, Native Americans, farmers and the company that owns the dams. The agreement calls for the dams to be removed by 2020 and for a more reliable source of water to be provided to farmers and Native Interests. The Institute for Fisheries Research played a key role in brokering the agreement and is a signatory to it. This grant would support the Institute's work to ensure the many steps in the agreement are secured so the dams can be removed on schedule.

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