Edit1 Actions Improving COHO Populations- GORP Webinar 9/30/20
From Miles Phillips
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September 30, 2020. Steve Denney was the Project Coordinator for, what was, the largest estuary restoration project on the west coast at the Winter Lakes area near Coquille, Oregon. This project is the result of collaboration by diverse stakeholders representing the interests of landowners, agriculture, hunting and fishing recreation, and conservation of habitat and species; and over 20 funding partners. The project is estimated to improve COHO salmon populations by 30-40% while improving waterfowl habitat and grazing production for livestock. The project delivered the installation of seven new tide gates with innovative design and management practices. The 10 year project cost around $25 million and has served as a model for similar projects. This restoration project balanced the needs of its stakeholders for a win-win result.