A Silver Bullet for Coho Salmon


Spreading out from the base of northern California’s Mount Shasta is a landscape rich in cold-water springs and streams — waters that once supported huge runs of coho salmon.

But those salmon populations have dwindled dramatically in past decades.

Now The Nature Conservancy has protected a critical piece of this habitat — the 4,543-acre Shasta Big Springs Ranch. 

A front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle celebrates this important step. Here’s what reporter Peter Fimrite wrote:

The sale, which closed March 6, is being hailed by biologists as a crucial step in the ongoing effort to restore salmon in the Shasta River and ultimately the entire Klamath River system.

Read the full story that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

(Image: Mount Shasta. Source: Bridget Besaw)

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