Coho salmon populations on the Oregon Coast are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. There is not enough high-quality habitat available for these vulnerable juvenile fish to rear in. NOAA and partners help support the recovery of Oregon Coast coho by restoring the habitats they rely on for food, protection, and safe areas for spawning and rearing.
To guide habitat restoration, NOAA and partners joined together to create the Oregon Coast Coho Partnership. Explore our recent story map to learn how the partnership is restoring rivers and streams along the Oregon Coast to help coho populations recover.
Through the partnership, NOAA has joined with community organizations, tribes, local, state, and federal partners to collaborate on a common vision to restore coho on the Oregon Coast. With so many diverse partners working together, more than 30 habitat restoration projects have been funded and are underway. By the end of 2023, we anticipate the partnership will have restored 400 acres of wetland and stream habitat and reopened 30 miles of streams to migration.