RFP: Restoration of Coho Salmon in the Klamath River of California & Oregon

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has a conservation program partnership with PacifiCorp, known as the Klamath River Coho Enhancement Fund (Fund), in order to implement conservation objectives contained in PacifiCorp’s Klamath Hydroelectric Project Interim Operations Habitat Conservation Plan for Coho Salmon (Plan).

coho salmon yearling

Yearling coho salmon. Credit: Jonny Armstrong

The Plan received final approval by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in February 2012.

The conservation projects selected for implementation under the Fund are designed to enhance the survival and recovery of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), a species listed as threatened pursuant to the both the state and federal Endangered Species Acts.

PacifiCorp collaborated with the NMFS to create the basis for what have become the Plan’s goals, objectives, and targets. The Plan contains details on the types of projects that are to be selected for Fund support to achieve the Plan’s goals, objectives, and targets.

The Fund is directed at projects that will restore, enhance, and improve habitat, flows, and fish passage for SONCC coho salmon in the Klamath River and its tributaries downstream of Iron Gate Dam.

NFWF, as the administrator of the Fund, will accept pre‐proposals for projects through June 3, 2016. All proposed projects must meet the specific criteria outlined below. Pre‐proposals will be reviewed and evaluated as described below (Section 4). Successful applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal for review. Grant awards will be made by NFWF to successful applicants for projects that meet the selection criteria and are supported by NMFS, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and PacifiCorp. Thereafter, NFWF will contract with grantees who will implement the projects with funds provided from the Fund.

Pre‐Proposal Due Date: June 3, 2016, 2:00 PM Pacific time
Full Proposal Due Date: August 26, 2016 2:00 PM Pacific time

Applicants will be notified of the status of their pre‐proposal by July 8, 2016.  If invited to submit a full proposal, the due date will be August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Pacific time.  Applicants will be notified of the status of their full proposal by December 1, 2016.  NFWF reserves the right to award or not award a grant to any applicant, and NFWF may withdraw this RFP at any time without notice. Once submitted, application materials become the sole property of NFWF and will not be returned. During the proposal review process, applicants may be requested to revise their proposal or provide additional information at the request of the review committee. Applicants who do not complete these requested revisions may be removed from consideration for funding.

For questions or clarifications on the application process, please contact:  
Anne Butterfield
Manager, Impact‐Directed Environmental Accounts
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Telephone: 415‐243‐3106
E‐mail: Anne.Butterfield@nfwf.org

Photo credit: Marshman via Wikipedia Commons

See full RFP (PDF).

See Klamath River Plan.

See NFWF website on Klamath River restoration.

See unrelated project to restore coho salmon on the Mad River.

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