Florence STEP http://klcc.org en Florence STEP Part 2: Conservation Group Expands Education Program In Response To Coho Loss http://klcc.org/post/florence-step-part-2-conservation-group-expands-education-program-response-coho-loss <p>After losing nearly 10,000 newly-hatched Coho Salmon in February, a volunteer-run fish hatchery in Florence is regrouping.&nbsp; While the loss accounted for all of this year’s hatchery Coho in the Siuslaw basin, the number represents less than 1% of the total Coho returns for the river. &nbsp;<br /><br />Yesterday we heard about the hatchery loss. Today KLCC’s Jes Burns reports on what the volunteers are doing to keep it from happening again.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:12:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11294 at http://klcc.org Florence STEP Part 2: Conservation Group Expands Education Program In Response To Coho Loss Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss http://klcc.org/post/florence-step-part-1-fish-conservation-organization-regroups-after-hatchery-loss <p>A volunteer-run fish conservation group in Florence is shifting focus nearly two months after suffering a significant set-back.&nbsp; The Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program, or “STEP,” lost all the newly-hatched Coho from their hatchery on Munsel Creek.&nbsp; Despite the tenor of media reports at the time, the loss is relatively insignificant from an ecological standpoint.&nbsp; It's the group's work with local students that’s affected most. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11204 at http://klcc.org Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss