A public meeting will be held on Jan. 31, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Area Foundation (373 Indianola Rd. between Arcata and Eureka) on the National Marine Fisheries Service draft Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Recovery Plan. Comments due March 5.


The Southern Oregon Northern California Coast ('SONCC') Evolutionarily Significant Unit ('ESU') includes coho populations from the Mattole River in southern Humboldt County to the Elk River near Cape Blanco, OR.


The plan identifies actions that may be taken to stop the downward trend of the species and return the species to a viable, naturally self-sustaining condition, establishes criteria for delisting SONCC coho salmon, and presents recovery actions necessary to reduce stresses and threats for species recovery. 


The entire Recovery Plan can be viewed here.


Other public meetings in northern CA and southern OR:

February 1 – Willits
February 2 – Brookings
February 14 – Yreka
February 15 – Medford area (Central Point)


For more information on these meetings, contact Julie Weeder at NMFS: 707-825-5168 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..