• To protect vulnerable species, we must protect their natural habitats. The Endangered Species Act provides a tool, known as a Habitat Conservation Plan, to do just this. Read More . . .

  • NOAA research and forecasting unifies conservationists, farmers, and winegrowers vying for a limited water supply in California's Russian River. Read More . . .

  • Locally developed system balances the water needs of Oregon farmers with that of protected steelhead by keeping cool water in streams during extreme heat. Read More . . .

  • To commemorate Earth Day, NOAA staff will be rolling up their sleeves to restore shoreline habitat along Lake Washington at our Western Regional Center in Seattle. Read More . . .

  • NOAA and partners awarded $4.9M for long-term stewardship of sites in Commencement Bay, WA. A new collaborative will conserve habitat and provide shoreline access to urban communities. Read More . . .

Basin Highlights

Puget Sound

Puget Sound

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Killer Whales

Columbia & Snake

Columbia & Snake Basins

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Federal Columbia River Power System


Willamette River Basin

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Biological Opinion


Klamath River Basin

Conservation, Restoration & Management

Central Valley

Central Valley Projects

Activities in the Central Valley


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