02/17/2012
Draft Coho recovery plan released for northern California, southern Oregon rivers. Comments due by March 5.
The National Marine Fisheries has released a draft recovery plan for Coho salmon that has implications for miners and prospectors working in or near waterways in northern California and southern Oregon.

It is imperative that miners review the extensive documentation and provide constructive comments to be considered in the process.

Waterways included in the plan:

Elk River Brush Creek Mussel Creek
Lower Rogue River Hunter Creek Pistol River
Chetco River Winchuck River Elk Creek
Wilson Creek Lower Klamath River Redwood Creek
Maple Creek Big Lagoon Little River
Strawberry Creek Norton Widow White Creek Mad River
Humboldt Bay Tributaries Lower Eel River Van Duzen River
Guthrie Creek Bear River Mattole River
Illinois River Middle Rogue River Applegate River
Upper Rogue River Middle Klamath River Upper Klamath River
Salmon River Scott River Shasta River
Lower Trinity River Upper Trinity River South Fork Trinity River
South Fork Eel River Mainstem Eel River Middle Fork Eel River
Middle Mainstem Eel River Upper Mainstem Eel RIver  

Comments are due by March 5, 2012.

View the public draft and comment instructions.