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Despite Rain, Coho Salmon Still Struggling

State fisheries biologists recently reported some disturbing news: the coho salmon that typically spawn near Muir Woods had vanished. Recent rainstorms may be helping the endangered salmon, but habitat degradation and the persistent drought are taking a major toll. We’ll discuss the plight of coho salmon in the Bay Area.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Doug Karpa, legal program director for the Turtle Island Restoration Network, involved in the Salmon Protection Watershed Network (SPAWN), which does restoration work at the Lagunitas Creek
  • Gordon Becker, senior scientist at the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration

Listen to the full program on-air at KQED.