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Habitat Restoration in the Great Lakes: By the Numbers

NOAA’s habitat restoration work in the Great Lakes strengthens healthy fisheries and ecosystems, benefits local economies, and supports resilient communities.
March 04, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of a large forested island in the middle of a river Aerial view of Belle Isle in the Detroit River. (Photo: Friends of the Detroit River)

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)

$700,000 Available for Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects

NOAA is seeking proposals for projects that will restore habitat for endangered Atlantic salmon in the Gulf of Maine region.
January 31, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large silvery fish leaps above rapids Atlantic salmon. Credit: jamie/AdobeStock.

$4.3 Million Will Support Habitat Restoration in Coastal Louisiana

Funding has been approved for the NOAA-sponsored South Delacroix Marsh Creation Project through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program. The project will restore more than 400 acres of marsh in Plaquemines Parish.
January 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of buildings lining the water, surrounded by wetlands The South Delacroix Marsh Creation Project complements other NOAA-sponsored CWPPRA projects supporting fisheries and communities in the Delacroix area. (Credit: Coastal National Elevation Database Applications Project)

Ox Creek Restoration Key to Environmental Justice in Benton Harbor, Michigan

To revitalize Benton Harbor, NOAA is helping to restore an urban waterway damaged by decades of industrial pollution, storm water runoff, and neglect.
January 11, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Project partners, Benton Harbor city officials, and residents celebrate the Ox Creek restoration efforts (Photo: Zaire Williams/Benton Spirit News) Project partners, Benton Harbor city officials, and residents celebrate the Ox Creek restoration efforts (Photo: Zaire Williams/Benton Spirit News)

New Funding Reinvigorates Efforts to Recover Upper Willamette River Chinook Salmon and Steelhead

With $27 million in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA is supporting four major projects to bring threatened salmon and trout species back to Oregon’s Willamette River watershed.
January 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Chinook Salmon (Photo: NOAA) Chinook Salmon (Photo: NOAA)

Winter News Roundup

A roundup of recent headlines from around the agency—hear about endangered species, climate change, habitat restoration, Antarctic research, and more.
December 19, 2023 - Podcast ,
Tail of one north Pacific right whale shown as it dives next to second whale with head above water. Two North Pacific right whales in Barnabas Trough, just south of Kodiak Island, Alaska.