If we all work together, we can recover endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California ---you play an important role. Whether you own many acres in the country or live in a city, your actions will help save these fish. Here's some things you can do to help recover Pacific salmon:
- Be aware of what watershed you live in and learn about your local fish runs. Once you educate yourself, share information about salmon with your friends and neighbors. Help others learn what they can do to save habitat and fish.
- Speak up for salmon and restoring their habitat. Request that city, county, state, and federal agencies provide adequate stream flows and other habitat protections in any of their actions that affect salmon habitat.
- Dispose of household chemicals such as used motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, and paints at approved collection facilities in your area. Many drains empty directly into rivers and streams.
- Volunteer for stream enhancement projects. Find out if there is a local watershed council in your area that you can get involved with to protect and restore salmon.
- Be an informed consumer. Don't use products that are harmful to the environment when safer alternatives exist.
- Join and support organizations that advocate for protection of salmon and their habitat.
- Conserve water and electricity.
If you would like to learn more about recovery efforts in your watershed or would like to get involved directly, please contact:
Recovery Planning and Implementation Program - West Coast
Phone: 509.962.8911 ext. 805
Willamette River Basin
Southern Oregon and Northern California Coast
North Central California Coast
California Central Valley
South Central California Coast
Phone: 805.963.6478 x14