Turtle Island Restoration Network is headquartered in California, where we are a leading advocate for endangered sea turtles, whales, salmon, and more.

For nearly 30 years, our efforts have safeguarded endangered Coho salmon and engaged the public in our conservation efforts through education, outreach, classroom visits and other habitat protection efforts.

Action Alert

June 1, 2020

Help Expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Our Campaigns

Acquire Critical Land

November 27, 2018

The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN)

November 16, 2018

10,000 Redwoods

November 9, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

Lagunitas Creek Floodplain & Riparian Restoration Project

April 18, 2018

Take Action!

June 1, 2020

Help Expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

April 16, 2020

Stop SPOT: Take Action Against a Proposed Oil Terminal Threatening the Texas Coast

March 16, 2020

Protect Loggerhead Turtles from Hawai’i Longlines

California Updates

Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, July 31, 2020 Contacts Todd Steiner, SPAWN, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law, 650-269-2489, dsivas@standford.edu  Preston Brown, SPAWN, 303-877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org  Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend…

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

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For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, atuel@seaturtles.org  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh…

Food for Thought: Fish are Wildlife

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Illustration by Julia Janicki For too long, “fish” have been viewed as separate from “wildlife” by government conservation agencies and the general public; and it needs to change.  The reasons…

Groups Criticize Rule to Prevent Sea Turtle and Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear

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Underwater photo of humpback whale with line wrapped around tail flukes. Photo by NOAA. After years of unnecessary deaths, California has finally proposed rules for the state's commercial Dungeness crab…

One Year Later: SPAWN Completes Post-Construction Monitoring Report for Lagunitas Floodplain Restoration Phase I

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The Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project was proposed by SPAWN to support improvements to riparian ecosystem function and address limiting factors for coho salmon and other listed species…

In Memory of Michal Michiels

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Michal Michiels was a former habitat restoration intern at Turtle Island Restoration Network and was an instrumental part of our habitat restoration crew. Michal recently passed away in a work-related…