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Genetics Workshop for Upper Klamath River Coho Salmon

Considerations for Genetic Conservation and Artificial Propagation

(This workshop was held in Yreka, California on February 15 and 16, 2012.)

Purpose and background

The purpose of the workshop is two-fold. First, it is to review information related to (1) genetic structure and diversity of coho in the Klamath Basin and (2) possible approaches for supplementation intervention in the upper basin. Second, based on the information presented, scientists participating in the workshop will be asked to provide their informal conclusions or recommendations on one or more approaches for supplementation.  Policy representatives of the appropriate decision-making entities in the basin can then use these findings following the workshop to determine courses of action as deemed necessary.


Workshop Statement of Purpose




Department of Fish and Game – Klamath/Trinity Program Biological Information Documents link

Morgan Knechtle and Bill Chesney –

Karuk Tribe – Toz Soto

UC Center for Watershed Sciences – Carson Jeffres –  Spring-fed Rivers and Streams Research Page link:

Watercourse Engineering – Mike Deas –

Shasta Valley RCD – Dave Webb

National Marine Fisheries Service  – John Carlos Garza – 

SONCC Draft Recovery Plan link:

Oregon State University – Michael Banks  –



Point No Point Treaty Council, Washington –  Thom Johnson  supporting materials

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  – Rich Carmichael

Workshop Presentations