• Just in time for winter, endangered coho find refuge in newly restored habitat Read More . . .

  • An on-going survey encountered species of tropical whales and birds, never before documented so far north, as well as loggerhead turtles, likely attracted by unusually warm waters. Read More . . .

  • President Obama appointed Barry Thom, NOAA Fisheries Deputy Regional Administrator of the West Coast Region, as a U.S. Commissioner to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. Read More . . .

  • Whale sharks are among the world’s largest fish, and it is precisely their size that prompted restrictions to protect them from impacts associated with tuna fishing. Read More . . .

  • Elephant seals are back on West Coast beaches. Here are interesting facts as well as safe viewing guidelines. As with all marine mammals, stay safe by staying back. 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

Willamette River Basin

Salmon Recovery   ::   Habitat Conservation   ::   Biological Opinion

Klamath

Klamath River Basin

Conservation, Restoration & Management

Central Valley

Central Valley Projects

Activities in the Central Valley

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