NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonids

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan is here.  Along with the recovery plan, NMFS released a number of supporting documents on the website.  Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead are listed as threatened under the ESA.

At the same time that NMFS released its recovery plan, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife released its Ecosystem Restoration Program Conservation Strategy.  The two agencies issued a joint press release regarding the Recovery Plan and Conservation Strategy available here.


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