USFWS
Fisheries & Ecological Services
Alaska Region   

 

Fairbanks Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Fund

 

Yukon Basin Project Map - Click to enlarge.

The R&M funds projects throughout Alaska portion of the Yukon Basin (areas inside blue background).

The Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Fund (R&M) was established through the Yukon River Salmon Agreement of 2001 and is intended to improve the understanding and health of Yukon River salmon stocks within Alaska. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers these funds through financial assistance on a competitive basis for projects that advance the scientific community’s understanding and management of Alaskan Yukon River salmon, with a priority toward Chinook and fall chum salmon. Each year, approximately $400,000 is awarded to projects that are submitted to and approved by the U.S. Delegation of the Yukon River Panel.

For further details regarding the R&M fund see the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website. To learn more about the Yukon River Panel, the Yukon River Salmon Agreement, and for project ideas related to Yukon River salmon stocks originating in Canada, see the Yukon River Panel’s website and the Restoration and  Enhancement Fund  at http://yukonriverpanel.com/salmon/

Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Fund Application Process: 

The call for conceptual proposals goes out in early September and is generally open for a month each year. The call for proposals is available below, at www.grants.govor via a list serveTo be added to the Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Fund mailing list contact matthew_keyse@fws.gov or (907) 456-0418.

Additional Federal assistance forms:

Other relevant funding opportunities within this geographic region in Alaska:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Subsistence Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Assistance Programs
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative 
Northwest Interior Forest Landscape Conservation Cooperative 

Downstream view of the District Y-5A Test Fish Wheel operating on the south bank of the Yukon River near the village of Tanana, Alaska. Photo Credit/ USFWS.
Downstream view of the District Y-5A Test Fish Wheel operating on the south bank of the Yukon River near the village of Tanana, Alaska. Photo Credit/ USFWS.
Residents of the lower Yukon River receiving training in the collection of ASL data at the Mountain Village Fall Season Test Fishery, Alaska. Photo Credit/BSFA.
Residents of the lower Yukon River receiving training in the collection of ASL data at the Mountain Village Fall Season Test Fishery, Alaska. Photo Credit/BSFA.
Salmon on a drying rack in an August sunset over the Yukon River near Tanana, Alaska.  Photo Credit/USFWS.
Salmon on a drying rack in an August sunset over the Yukon River near Tanana, Alaska. Photo Credit/USFWS.
Cross sectional view of the Salcha River Chinook and summer chum salmon counting tower in the Upper Tanana River Drainage, Alaska. Photo Credit/BSFA.
Cross sectional view of the Salcha River Chinook and summer chum salmon counting tower in the Upper Tanana River Drainage, Alaska. Photo Credit/BSFA.
Migrating Chinook salmon captured for sampling purposes at the E.F. Andreafsky River Weir near St. Mary’s, Alaska. Photo Credit/USFWS.
Migrating Chinook salmon captured for sampling purposes at the E.F. Andreafsky River Weir nearSt. Mary’s, Alaska. Photo Credit/USFWS.
 

 

 

Last updated: October 2018