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

February 26, 2024

California Set Gillnets

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!

February 26, 2024

California Set Gillnets

February 13, 2024

Take Action to protect North Atlantic Right Whales and all marine life

October 11, 2021

Save the Last Remaining Vaquitas

California Updates

List of Native Plants for Riparian Habitats

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Riparian Shrubs for Bird Habitat

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California Set Gillnets

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California’s set gillnets have one of the highest discard rates—by the number of animals—on the West Coast. The nets act as an invisible fence anchored to the bottom of the…
sea lion gillnet

Protecting SoCal’s Ocean Biodiversity: Landmark Legislation

| 2024, California, Driftnets, marine biodiversity, News Releases, other locations, set gillnet fishery | No Comments
For Immediate Release: February 16, 2024 Contacts: Elizabeth Purcell, 814-248-5169, elizabeth@seaturtles.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Breaking Waves: Landmark Legislation Unveiled to Protect Southern California's Ocean Biodiversity …
SPAWN Nursery

SPAWN Nursery: The Power of Community Over 20 Years of Propagating Native Plants

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The SPAWN restoration nursery, seaturtles.org/nursery, grew out of the desire to restore creek habitat for coho salmon by utilizing local genetic stock of native plants that were not available in…

On Charles Darwin Day, Islands Suffer Illegal Fishing and Tourism

| 2024, California, Charles Darwin Day, Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, illegal fishing, news, News Releases, other locations, Sharks, TIRN | No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2024 Contact:  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Alejandro Olivera, (202) 849-8403, aolivera@biologicaldiversity.org   Galapagos Islands Needs World Heritage ‘In Danger’ Status, Groups Say…