EcoNews Report on summer steelhead and spring chinook salmon

summer steelhead | Shaun Thompson

Recent scientific discoveries have validated the ancient knowledge that summer-run steelhead and spring chinook salmon are truly distinct from their winter- and fall-run cousins. The Karuk Tribe has filed a petition to list Klamath spring chinook, while FOER has petitioned to list Northern California summer steelhead, as distinct under the federal Endangered Species Act.

FOER Conservation Director Scott Greacen talks with summer steelhead researcher Sam Kannry; the Karuk Tribe’s new Director of its Department of Natural Resources, Bill Tripp; and tribal consultant Craig Tucker about what makes these fish so special, why it’s so important to bring them back, and how we are working to do that.