Karuk Tribe seeks to list Klamath River salmon as endangered

A once bountiful run of Klamath River salmon now teetering near the edge of extinction could gain protections under the federal Endangered Species Act based on the findings of a study published this week, according to Karuk Tribe officials.

The Karuk Tribe on Thursday submitted notices of its intent to file a petition to list Klamath River spring-run Chinook salmon as an endangered species. The notices were sent a day after a UC Davis study published in Science Advances found spring-run Chinook salmon were genetically distinct from their fall-run counterparts — a distinction that has been debated for nearly 20 years.

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