spring chinook salmon

Brian Bull / KLCC

The recent Knoll Fire in the McKenzie River Corridor threatened a fisheries restoration project in nearby Deer Creek.

Eugene Water & Electric Board

 Salmon are heading up the McKenzie River early this year, and that’s motivated Eugene Water and Electric Board to divert more water to the river to enable their migration.

  

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Federal wildlife managers say they’re considering endangered species status for coastal spring Chinook salmon in Oregon. 

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

There’s concern over the latest count of spring chinook salmon in the South Lower Umpqua River.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, fishermen, conservation officials, and local tribes hope the fish’s numbers rebound…and blame a number of factors.