Explore Our New Website!

Winter 2013

NOAA Fisheries Northwest Region has remade its public website, opening a colorful new online window into our work across the Pacific Northwest.  It is easier to navigate and packed with dynamic information for all our stakeholders, from partners recovering protected species to teachers educating students about marine mammals and salmon.

The site is organized by programs, with sections providing overviews of habitat restoration, marine mammal protection, salmon recovery, fisheries, hydropower, and more. Vivid photos and graphics engage visitors and draw them into a graphic tour of our daily work to protect, conserve, and restore the region’s aquatic environments.

“It’s exciting to have a new and improved online presence worthy of the work NOAA does for the Northwest,” said Katherine Cheney, Senior Communications Lead for the Northwest Region. “Our team has worked hard on making this site as functional and useful as we could. Help us spread the word. We’ll keep fine-tuning as we go and we’re eager for comments and feedback.”

The vibrant site includes a rotating slate of news items and stories featuring the people, places, and work of the Northwest Region, keeping it current and full of variety. The website team welcomes tips and story ideas. The site also includes easy links to other parts of the agency and NOAA’s other online information channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, making it simpler for visitors to share what they find with friends and colleagues.

Visitors looking for specific information such as how to apply for an Endangered Species Act permit or the steps to complete a Section 7 consultation should find it easier to locate. The website offers several new and improved options for quickly finding key information, such as:

  1. Searching for documents through an enhanced search function;
  2. Navigating to the document through one of our program pages;
  3. Searching by document type or species by going to the Publications page; or
  4. Scrolling through the A-Z index.

So please come on in and explore the new site! Note that while our main external address remains the same, other URLs have changed, so regular visitors will need to update their bookmarks.

The website offers something for everyone. Check out our newsroom for the latest word on our activities and accomplishments, take a virtual tour of the Pacific Northwest in our stunning new image gallery, and follow our work on Facebook and Twitter— or better yet, use social media to let us know what you think of the new site!