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Central Valley Spring-run Chinook Salmon

The Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon is a threatened species. NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region, along with the West Coast Science Centers, and the Restoration Center, work to conserve this species under the Endangered Species Act.

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