Veteran and corps programs are enhancing workforce development and opportunities for higher education in the natural resources field, while restoring coastal habitat to support healthy fisheries, fishing communities, and NOAA trust resources.
NOAA and partners are providing job training for young people and veterans to learn about habitat conservation and restoration, and generate skills through hands-on work experience in on-the-ground restoration projects.
Veterans Corps programs in Washington and California are providing former service members with new opportunities to gain skills and valuable job experiences while helping improve endangered and threatened fish populations.
Salmon habitat restoration work is not for everyone—think heavy lifting, unpredictable weather, and sometimes remote locations. You’ll definitely get your feet wet. All this is necessary, however, if we’re going to save wild salmon from extinction.