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We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

 

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Our community art project in Galveston, Texas.

 

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California will phase out the use of large-scale driftnets!

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Restored over 100,000 square feet of crucial creekside habitat for wild coho salmon through native plantings, bank stabilization, and floodplain restoration.

Began and supported nesting beach programs in Central America that prevented egg poaching resulting in more than 1 million additional sea turtle hatchlings.

Closed down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaii longline swordfish fishery and the California driftnet fishery to protect sea turtles and marine mammals.

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Surveys Underway to Evaluate Salmon Redd Habitat Value

| California, Coho Salmon, Salmon, Salmon Population Monitoring, Tocaloma Floodplain Restoration Project | No Comments
By Bryce King, Habitat Restoration Intern SPAWN is conducting substrate classification, embeddedness, and scour chain studies to gauge the current redd habitat value for salmonids in Lagunitas Creek. The Salmon…

SPAWN to Offer California Naturalist Training This Winter

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SPAWN’s California Naturalist Training Course begins February 11 at SPAWN’s headquarters on Golden Gate National Area in Olema. For Immediate Release January 15, 2020 Contact Harry McGrath, (415) 254-7185, hmcgrath@seaturtles.org…

California’s Coho Salmon Spawning Numbers Plummet

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This graph includes coho spawning redd (nest) data collected in Lagunitas Creek from 1995 through 2019. Each point on the graph represents the 3-year geometric mean (annual average number of…

Lawsuit Challenges Loopholes in Obama-era Rule Exempting Wetlands and Streams from Clean Water Act Protections

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Turtle Island Restoration Network launched a lawsuit challenging exemptions for industries in an Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule that could open the door to more pollution of wetlands,…

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