• Since Governor Brown’s drought declaration last January, NOAA has worked with federal and state partners to manage the state’s limited water supply as efficiently and effectively as possible Read More . . .

  • The Veterans Fisheries Corps Program is providing veterans with training and natural resources work experience restoring fish habitat and conducting research and monitoring. Read More . . .

  • Discovering juvenile loggerhead turtles more than 200 miles from California reveals new details about a mysterious part of the endangered turtles’ epic migration known as “the lost years.” Read More . . .

  • To rebuild abalone populations, NOAA Fisheries is tapping into partnerships and innovative restoration techniques to swing the pendulum toward recovery. Read More . . .

  • There was not much left of the victim. Scientists used genetics to identify what fell prey to the killer whale attack off the coast of central California 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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