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

January 4, 2020

New Year, No Balloons: Urge Six Flags Over Texas Not to Release Balloons

Our Campaigns

Acquire Critical Land

November 27, 2018

The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN)

November 16, 2018

Plant 10,000 Redwoods

November 9, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

Lagunitas Creek Floodplain & Riparian Restoration Project

April 18, 2018

Take Action!

January 4, 2020

New Year, No Balloons: Urge Six Flags Over Texas Not to Release Balloons

October 28, 2019

PETITION: Oppose New California Longline Fishery

October 4, 2019

Tell the Senate to Block Expanded Offshore Drilling

California Updates

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,…

Petition Seeks California Endangered Species Protections for Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release January 9, 2020 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Petition…

Court Defeats Trump-Approved Longline Fishing Permit Deadly to Sea Turtles

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The Trump administration violated the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in failing to consider the best available science on impacts to leatherbacks. For Immediate Release December…