In this video: What some California water suppliers do to serve their ag customers while helping to keep water in streams for fish, and how moisture sensors save water and money for one farmer. Read More . . .
With Chinook facing lethally high stream temperatures, scientists deploy new device to help manage the dwindling supply of cold water the fish need to survive. Read More . . .
Improvements in the Columbia and Snake River Basins are leading to record Snake River fall Chinook returns. Read More . . .
In this video: through the Voluntary Drought Initiative, NOAA Fisheries & the California Department of Fish & Wildlife work with water users to protect endangered fish throughout the drought. Read More . . .
California Coastal Chinook, Northern California steelhead, & Central California Coast steelhead once thrived in coastal watersheds. NOAA released a proposed plan to recover these three species. Read More . . .
Puget Sound is a broad array of saltwater bays, islands, and peninsulas carved by prehistoric glaciers. It supports diverse marine life, including salmon and steelhead, Southern Resident killer whales, rockfish, marine mammals, and shellfish. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these marine resources and their habitats.
Columbia & Snake Rivers
The Columbia River Basin drains more than 258,000 square miles and together with its largest tributary, the Snake River, is home to salmon and steelhead, Pacific eulachon, and green sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the basin.
Willamette River Basin
The Willamette River Basin is the largest watershed in Oregon, covering more than 11,500 square miles and 13 major tributaries that support salmon and steelhead runs. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the basin.
Covering a diverse geography that includes the Klamath and Trinity River Basins and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Northern California’s rivers support salmon and steelhead, Pacific eulachon, and green sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout this region.
California’s Central Valley covers roughly 22,500 square miles and includes two major river systems that are home to salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon—the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these species and their habitats throughout the valley.
With a dense population of more than 21 million people, Southern California includes diverse landscapes and habitats that also support marine mammals, sea turtles, steelhead, and abalone. The region also supports economically significant commercial and recreational fisheries. NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region works to conserve and protect each of these resources.
- National Marine Sanctuary 2015 Hollings Grants: Oct 7th- Introduction Webinar. Oct 22nd- Preproposals are due. NMSF’s annual Hollings Grants, supported by the Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, initiate and strengthen projects that honor former Sen. Ernest F. Hollings’s commitment to increasing the American public’s understanding of our ocean.
- 2015 Overfishing Determinations released for 4 salmon stocks: FAQs
- Endangered Species Recovery Grants for FY2015 Annouced, and a Call for Proposals for 2016 Grants.
- The Tulalip Tribes & NOAA breached a Snohomish River levee today, allowing access to prime salmon rearing habitat
- NOAA Fisheries is taking steps to further assess an endangered Southern Resident killer whale that appears to have a salmon lure hanging from its mouth.
- NOAA Fisheries issues proposed regulations for the designation of experimental populations under the Endangered Species Act. Comments due by October 2nd.