We are excited to announce the kick off of Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, we will be working to communicate and promote our habitat conservation efforts through our website and social media. The theme this year is, "Habitat‒Working for You!” Healthy habitat provides numerous benefits to communities and our economy. NOAA also works in support of these habitats.
During this year’s Habitat Month, we will unveil some new communications products and announce results from three grant competitions. Consider entering some of your habitat photos to our photo contest that runs through July 22. Help spread the word about habitat conservation! Follow us here and through Twitter (@NOAAHabitat, #HabitatMonth). Be an active participant and help spread the word about habitat conservation!
Most Americans live within a mile of a river or a stream. We rely on rivers for drinking water, irrigation, and more. Providing a home for fish, plants, animals, and people, rivers are essential for the survival of many species—including our own.
Enter Our 2019 NOAA Habitat Photo Contest!
Submit your winning coastal and marine habitat photos by July 22, 2019, as part of Habitat Month.
Successful Fish Passage Efforts Across the Nation
Fish passage is important to the protection and restoration of fish and their habitats.
Reopening Rivers for Migratory Fish
Every year, millions of fish migrate to their native habitats to reproduce. They are often blocked from completing their journey. When fish can’t reach their habitat, they can’t grow their populations.
Decades of Dam Removal Help Fish Reach their Homes in Historic Plymouth
Take a virtual walk along Town Brook in Massachusetts to see fish passage projects that have reopened the stream, giving migrating herring and eel new access to restored habitats.
Town Brook Restoration Complete with Removal of Holmes Dam
On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, we will celebrate the completion of the Town Brook restoration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Russian River Habitat Focus Area
Multiple offices within NOAA join an already active community of partners working on these issues in the Russian River watershed.
Penobscot River, Maine Habitat Focus Area
NOAA and partners are committed to better managing the Penobscot River ecosystem and recovery of threatened and endangered fish populations.
Estuaries‒Working for You!
NOAA celebrates estuary habitat and how we work for you, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Oregon Coast.
A River Reborn: Restoring Salmon Habitat Along the Duwamish River
The Boeing Company worked with NOAA under a Natural Resource Damage Assessment to restore habitat harmed by historical industrial activities on the Lower Duwamish River. Learn how the project will benefit the community, fish, and wildlife.
Fish Habitat Improvement: Little Rapids Habitat Restoration
Construction of a new bridge between Sault Ste. Marie and Sugar Island.It will allow natural flow to return for the first time in more than 50 years.