Watershed Snapshots

Salmon in Your Backyard

To select a watershed snapshot, click the fish icons on the map or use the “Select Watershed” dropdown menu.

For the first time ever an analysis of the state of California salmon and restoration efforts has been completed by The Nature Conservancy, using data provided by The Department of Fish and Wildlife, water districts and local watershed organizations.

  • Each snapshot summarizes the status and trends of our salmon and steelhead populations and compares those to the federal recovery targets.
  • The Snapshots also contain maps displaying the current distribution of species and the potential portions of the landscape that, once restored, can provide essential habitat for native salmon and steelhead.
  • The California salmon restoration community is rich in partnerships. The Snapshots highlight the significant volume of habitat restoration work across the state and the diverse partners spearheading restoration efforts.

New! - We just expanded the Snapshots to 18 of California's interior Central Valley monitored Chinook salmon streams, including the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds.

The 37 Snapshots of California coastal streams focus on watersheds that monitor spawning salmon following the California Coastal Monitoring Program or other long-term monitoring programs, such as the Klamath-Trinity Restoration Program.

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Sources: Current Distribution - Trout Unlimited, Historical Range - NOAA Fisheries