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McKenzie River Restoration Benefiting Threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook

Salmon have successfully reproduced at the Finn Rock restoration site in Oregon’s McKenzie River watershed. Another project aims to bring salmon back to lower Quartz Creek.
June 03, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach.  (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon) Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach. (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon)

NOAA Partners to Remove Kellogg Dam, Providing Passage for Threatened Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead

This project will benefit migratory fish, increase the safety and resiliency of transportation infrastructure, and create educational and recreational opportunities for the community in Milwaukie, Oregon.
April 23, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Kellogg Creek Dam (Photo: Jodie Robinson/NOAA) Kellogg Creek Dam (Photo: Jodie Robinson/NOAA)

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)

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

Celebrating the People and Partnerships Saving Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

Marking the 50th year of the passage of the Endangered Species Act, we are shining a spotlight on the biologists and partnerships saving Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon from extinction.
May 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Three people smiling for the camera, standing on a rocky riverbed Brian Ellrott (left), NOAA Fisheries’ Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Recovery Coordinator, and colleagues, Cathy Marcinkevage and Howard Brown conducting habitat investigations on local rivers in California.

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.

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.

Roadway Runoff Known to Kill Coho Salmon also Affects Steelhead, Chinook Salmon

Simple filtration columns along roads can remove toxic substances and save fish.
August 24, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon