Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund FY 2019 Report to Congress
Summary of pacific salmon and steelhead restoration accomplishments, 2000–2019
Since 2000, Congress has provided funding for the protection, conservation, and restoration of Pacific salmon and steelhead. Through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) distributes those funds to states and tribes through competitive grants. Eligible projects include all phases of habitat restoration and protection activities that contribute to recovering Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or supporting Pacific salmon and steelhead species important to tribal treaty fishing rights and subsistence fishing.
This Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 report to Congress documents the program’s contributions to Pacific salmon and steelhead restoration over the past 20 years (2000–2019). This report summarizes program-wide accomplishments, highlights the value of restoration work to the economies of local communities, and features projects that demonstrate the geographic breadth and extent of work completed to improve habitat, maintain healthy salmon populations, and recover Pacific salmon and steelhead. The PCSRF program is vital to supporting state- and tribal-led restoration efforts and in fostering associated local partnerships to advance recovery.