Klamath Chinook Salmon Groups Seek Endangered Species Act Protection

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for chinook salmon in the Klamath River running from Southern Oregon across Northern California.The petition filed Thursday with the NOAA Fisheries S…

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for chinook salmon in the Klamath River running from Southern Oregon across Northern California.

The petition filed Thursday with the NOAA Fisheries Service says spring chinook that once were the most prized and numerous of the salmon returning each year to the Klamath are down to between 300 and 3,000 that survive to spawn each year.

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