Historically, over 80,000 Chinook salmon returned annually to the spring fed Shasta River – making it the second most productive tributary to the Klamath River.
Currently, less than 10% of historic numbers return. We are working to enhance anadromous fish runs in the Shasta River to a ten-year average of 10,000 returning adult fall-run Chinook, 2,000 adult coho, and 2,000 adult steelhead. To succeed, we must:
- Reduce stream temperatures
- Improve stream flows at critical times of the year and in priority reaches of the river and key tributaries
Key Partners: UC Davis, The Nature Conservancy, California Department of Fish & Game, Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District