• We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Science in Studio Award: Protecting Our Waters from Toxic Pollutants. Read More . . .

  • With a pyrotechnics show lasting less than a minute, federal and state officials remove an old diversion dam on a tributary to the Sacramento River, opening 5 miles of habitat to protected fish. Read More . . .

  • NOAA scientists follow Southern Resident killer whales, collecting remains of their prey, fecal samples, acoustic recordings and other data to better understand their winter range and food sources. Read More . . .

  • Starving sea lion pups wash up on the beaches of Southern California while adult male sea lions crowd into the coastal communities of the North. How does this happen in the same population? Read More . . .

  • Conservationist Ken Nielson remembers when abalone numbers were so large he could catch his limit with one breath. Ken hopes his great grandchildren will be able to dive for abalone someday. 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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