Yuba10(j) Outreach Presentation #2
Overview presentation on the proposed rule to authorize the future reintroduction of Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon to the upper Yuba River.
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is issuing a proposed rule to authorize the future reintroduction of Central Valley (CV) spring-run Chinook salmon to the upper Yuba River. This proposed rule would designate reintroduced CV spring-run Chinook salmon as a nonessential experimental population under Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 10(j). A nonessential experimental population designation allows us to support reintroduction of listed species into historical, but currently unoccupied habitats, while minimizing regulatory burdens on landowners and other user groups.
The Yuba River is a tributary to the Feather River, located in the Sierra-Nevada mountain range in northern California. Currently, dams on the Yuba River form barriers that prevent CV spring-run Chinook salmon from reaching upstream spawning and rearing habitats. NOAA Fisheries is proposing to issue this rule in advance of a reintroduction program, which is currently in the early planning stages. Reintroduction to these upstream habitats will support conservation and recovery of this species (see Attachment for geographic scope of the proposed nonessential experimental designation).
To learn more, we invite you to participate in a presentation where we will provide an overview of the proposed rule and answer your questions. Additionally, staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be available to provide information on the State’s approval process of the proposed rule pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act.
Meeting #: 199 788 7880
1-414-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 199 788 7880