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Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for NOAA Fisheries to restore access to ancestral habitats for endangered and threatened species in the face of climate change.
January 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon

Scientists Release Annual Status Reports for Three Alaska Marine Ecosystems

Ecosystem conditions in the Eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska are adjusting to a new normal in the aftermath of heatwave conditions, while the Aleutian Islands continue to feel the heat.
December 20, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Snow covered mountains reflect off of placid water containing rocky islands, pine trees, and grassy tussocks Snow capped mountains reflect off the waters of the Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

As Dam Removals Move Forward, NOAA Explores Next Steps for Habitat Restoration in Klamath Watershed

NOAA and partners have released a plan for restoring habitat for salmon and steelhead in key areas of the Klamath River watershed.
December 07, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of a large dam and reservoir Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River is one of several expected to be removed in 2024. Credit: Thomas Dunklin.

Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin

NOAA is supporting McKenzie River Trust and other community partners to restore floodplain connectivity along Finn Rock Reach, restoring important habitat for Chinook salmon.
November 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A river flows through a wooded area A single, high-flow channel at Finn Rock Reach. Credit: NOAA.

NOAA Veterans Corps: Progress by the Numbers

NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 10 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the west coast.
November 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Two people stand on a grassy hill near a river Veteran Damon Jackson (left), a NOAA intern in Portland, Oregon, visits a restoration project on the Willamette River. Credit: NOAA

Intern Spotlight: Students Analyze Connection Between Skagit River Dams, Chinook Salmon, and Southern Resident Orcas

Summer assignment involved crunching decades of data on salmon and whales. Southern Resident Connections - Post 25
October 24, 2022 - Feature Story ,
People aboard a boat smiling at the camera Alexa Haucke (Left) and Jenna Callan (Right) touring the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project.

Rebuilding Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin

Final report charts a course towards healthy and harvestable populations
September 29, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Chinook-salmon-NWFSC-John-McMillan-1298x832.jpg Chinook salmon. Credit: NWFSC/John McMillan