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Cold Water Connection Campaign Reopens Rivers for Olympic Peninsula Salmon and Steelhead

With $19 million in NOAA funds, nonprofit and tribal partners plan to remove 17 barriers blocking fish passage on critical spawning rivers originating in Olympic National Park, Washington.
February 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center) Washington coast coho migration (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Wild Salmon Center)

10 Projects Will Support Urban Fish Restoration around Portland, Oregon

With $3.8 million in funding from NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, the Clackamas Partnership is removing fish passage barriers and restoring habitat to benefit threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead.
February 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock) View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)

Secretary of Commerce Allocates $8.2 Million for Pacific Salmon Fishery Disasters

The funds will provide support to the Yurok Tribe impacted by salmon fishery disasters in 2021 and 2022.
December 08, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A chinook salmon jumps out of a California river. A chinook salmon jumps from the Klamath River in California. Credit: iStock.

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for California Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in two California ocean and inland salmon fisheries.
November 21, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. Credit: iStock

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for Yurok Chinook Salmon

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in the 2021 and 2022 Yurok Tribe Chinook Salmon Fishery.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two salmon jumping out of the stream and foamy waterfall as they migrate upstream

Restoring the Klamath River Basin: The Largest Dam Removal Project in the World

How the restoration of the Klamath watershed, the largest dam removal project in the world, will reopen access to habitat for the threatened and endangered native fish of the area.
August 04, 2023 - Podcast ,
The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin

Restoration Project Improves Access to Meadowdale Beach Park for Salmon—and People

A NOAA-supported project in the Puget Sound region reconnected and restored historic habitat for migrating salmon, while improving public access for park visitors.
July 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A railroad bridge runs parallel to the shore, with estuary habitat in the foreground and open water in the background A new railroad bridge at Meadowdale Beach Park is helping to improve fish passage and reconnect the park to the beach. Credit: Snohomish County.