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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.

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

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 ,
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Interior Columbia and Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Maintain Listing Status

Review finds that the species face threats from climate change that require urgent action.
August 18, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Spawning Chinook salmon Wild chinook Salmon in Idaho

$95 Million in NOAA Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Funding Recommended to Reverse the Declines of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

Funding for 19 new and continuing programs and projects will support conservation efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
July 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Spawning Chinook salmon Wild chinook Salmon in Idaho

“An Era of Surprises”: Studying Climate Change and Salmon with Nate Mantua

NOAA Fisheries scientist Nate Mantua discusses why he started studying salmon as well as how climate change and anchovies are threatening salmon on the West Coast.
April 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Nate Mantua off the coast of Sonoma County on a charter boat that is part of the cooperative salmon sampling program. Nate Mantua off the coast of Sonoma County on the New Sea Angler, a charter boat based in Bodega Bay that is part of the cooperative salmon sampling program. Photo courtesy of Nate Mantua.