Sending Office: Honorable Rick Larsen
LAST CALL: Support Funding for
the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF)
Current FY2019 Cosigners: Speier, Payne Jr., Blumenauer, DeSaulnier, Bonamici, DeFazio, McNerney, Carbajal, DelBene, Heck, Schrader, Jayapal, Smith, Swalell
We invite you to sign-on to a letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee supporting the President’s Budget Request for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for Fiscal Year 2019. The letter requests continued funding
of $65 million for this critical and successful program.
The PCSRF was established by Congress in Fiscal Year 2000 to oversee the decline of salmon in the region. The goal of the PCSRF is to restore, conserve, and protect Pacific salmon and steelhead and their habitats. The PCSRF also seeks to maintain the healthy
populations necessary for exercising tribal treaty fishing rights and native subsistence fishing. Under the PCSRF, the National Marine Fisheries Service provides competitive funding to the states of Washington state, Alaska, Oregon, California, Idaho, and
Nevada, and tribes of the Pacific Coast region to implement habitat restoration and recovery projects that contribute to the sustainability of the species.
The PCSRF provides a critical source of stable funding that supports the ability to conduct all phases of restoration and recovery activities, including assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring. As of last year, PCSRF grants have funded 12,800
projects to restore more than 1.1 million acres of essential fish habitat and restored more than 9,500 miles of streams. These efforts aid salmon and steelhead populations and are supporting jobs and providing economic benefits to the communities throughout
the region. Continued commitment, collaboration and resources are required to achieve the overarching goal of full recovery and sustainability.
The deadline to sign on is COB Wednesday, March 14. Programmatic requests must be submitted to the CJS Subcommittee by Friday, March 16.
If you would like to add your name to this letter, please contact Alexandra Menardy (Alexandra.Menardy@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Larsen or Martha Newell (Martha.Newell@mail.house.gov)
with Rep. Young.
/s Rick Larsen /s Don Young
Member of Congress Member of Congress