Snapshots by Watershed

We present 55 Salmon Snapshots. We include 18 Salmon Snapshots of California's interior Central Valley monitored Chinook salmon streams, including the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds. 37 Salmon 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.

  • 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.

The California Salmon Snapshots has been compiled by The Nature Conservancy, based on data and information provided by the salmon conservation community. Population monitoring data are provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, water districts and local watershed organizations.

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