Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership

Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership

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Project Goal:

Through science-based objectives and prioritized actions to implement them, the Salmon Partnership will advance recovery and maintenance of viable, self-sustaining spring-run and winter-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead populations, and also help restore and maintain robust and commercially and recreationally viable numbers of fall-run and late-fall Chinook salmon, in perpetuity for the benefit of those species and the public. The Salmon Partnership focuses on the conservation and management of wild, native salmon and steelhead, but integrates the needs of other native fish species as well.

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Project Stages


Relationship Building

Estimated Completion Date:
On going


Fish Affected:

Project Description

The Partnership brings existing salmon and steelhead recovery efforts together, prioritizing projects to support the rapid rebound of these native fish populations. The CVSHP will develop an Implementation Plan that relies on the best available science to identify priority restoration projects to support a variety of habitat types for salmon and steelhead. The Plan will ensure that funding is used efficiently by coordinating efforts among government agencies, conservation groups, water suppliers, and private landowners to ensure projects are prioritized to maximize benefits to salmon and steelhead in the Central Valley.

Project Partners:

American Rivers
Bay Institute
Bureau of Reclamation
Ca Department of Fish and Wildlife
CA Department of Water Resources
California Natural Resources Agency
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Delta Conservancy
Ducks Unlimited
Golden Gate Salmon Association
Institute for Fisheries Resources
NOAA Fisheries
Northern California Water Associates
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Associaton
River Partners
State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
The Nature Conservancy
Trout Unlimited
US Fish and Wildlife Service