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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…

Surveys Underway to Evaluate Salmon Redd Habitat Value

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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…

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,…

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…

SPAWN Announces 2019-20 Coho Salmon Creekwalk Tours

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Each winter, SPAWN offers the Bay Area community the chance to experience one of Marin County’s most magnificent natural phenomenon: the local population of endangered coho salmon returning from the…

County of Marin Sued for Failing to Protect Critically Endangered Salmon Species

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The county’s failure to adopt a streamside conservation ordinance to preserve vegetation, maintain water quality and prevent erosion will impact populations of endangered Coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout, a…