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Resource Conservation Districts - the center of locally led conservation in their community for agriculture and watershed restoration. Projects include fish passage, creek restoration, streambank restoration, water conservation, native plantings, and offstream water storage.
December 5, 2018 - We now present the "Statewide Status" of California salmon for the 2016/2017 spawning year. 237,000 salmon and steelhead returned to monitored California rivers to spawn in 2016/2017, down from 335,000 in 2015/2106, 520,000 in 2014/2015 and 680,000 in 2013/2014. Salmon populations have suffered under poor river conditions caused by the drought and poor ocean conditions as well. See species status »
Salmon Snapshot Watersheds
We present 55 Salmon Snapshots:
18 Central Valley monitored Chinook salmon streams, including the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds
37 California coastal streams following the California Coastal Monitoring Program or other long-term monitoring programs, such as the Klamath-Trinity Restoration Program
Each Salmon Snapshot presents:
Status and trends of our salmon and steelhead populations
Current distribution and historic range maps
Habitat restoration work and the restoration partners
California Salmon Snapshots
The Nature Conservancy's California Salmon Snapshots is a collaborative, information-sharing website combining the knowledge of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and over 100 salmon conservation partners. This is the most comprehensive salmon information in California, and is critical to the on-going recovery of the state's salmon species. These Salmon Snapshots will help guide state-wide salmon recovery to the places where we can have the greatest impact.
Record numbers of salmon and steelhead have returned to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in recent years, but the outlook is even brighter with the release of a study that shows the possibility of the reintroduction of the iconic salmonid species in a 13.7 mile stretch of the Mokelumne above Lake Pardee.
A state environmental group is calling for the removal of an old dam on the Eel River, contending it threatens the future of protected salmon and steelhead while acknowledging it is a key part of the North Bay’s water supply.