Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Federal and State Agencies Unveil Ecological Recovery Plan for Central Valley Fish

Federal and State wildlife agencies today announce the final recovery and restoration plan to bring back three species of native fish that are now on the brink of extinction. A collaborative effort lasting up to a century will attempt to revive habitat for the Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook Salmon, Central Valley, Spring-run Chinook Salmon and Central Valley Steelhead. Historic populations of those species have plummeted in recent decades due to the expansion and impact of the State’s human population. The recovery and restoration plan will receive funding from federal, state and private sources. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.