Final Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
The goal of ESA recovery under this plan is to improve the viability of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast ESU of Coho salmon, and the ecosystems upon which they depend, to the point that they no longer require ESA protection.
The SONCC Coho Salmon ESU recovery plan was developed to provide a roadmap to recovery of this species which conservation partners can follow together. Specifically, the Plan is designed to guide implementation of prioritized actions needed to conserve and recover the species by providing an informed, strategic, and voluntary approach to recovery that is based on the best available science. Use of a recovery plan ensures that recovery efforts target limited resources effectively and efficiently. The Plan also provides recovery targets to work toward, as well as criteria by which progress toward recovery will be tracked.