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

March 16, 2020

Protect Loggerhead Turtles from Hawai’i Longlines

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!

March 16, 2020

Protect Loggerhead Turtles from Hawai’i Longlines

February 8, 2020

End Single-Use Plastics in California

February 8, 2020

Save the Okinawa Dugong from a U.S. Military Base

California Updates

Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount

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Researchers tag a thresher shark at Las Gemelas Seamount to track its movements. For Immediate Release, March, 27, 2020 Contacts: Elpis Chavez, Centro Rescate de Especies Marinas Amenazadas, echavk@gmail.com  Todd…

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.org  Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea…

In Coronavirus Crisis, TIRN Joins 575 Groups Urging Halt to Electricity, Water Shutoffs

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For Immediate Release, March 19, 2020 In Coronavirus Crisis, 575 Groups Urge Halt to Electricity, Water Shutoffs Letter to Governors, Utility Regulators Also Calls for Distributed Clean Energy, Equitable Water…

Turtle Island Restoration Network Responds to COVID-19

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From Executive Director Todd Steiner: To our conservation family: ​I’d like to extend my deepest wishes that you are doing well and have not been negatively impacted by the ongoing…

Eagle Scout Project Transforms Upstream Section of Tocaloma Floodplain Project

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SPAWN volunteer Ryland Lewis completed his final Eagle Scout project by leading a volunteer group at SPAWN's Tocaloma floodplain restoration site on Saturday, March 13. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak,…

SPAWN to Remove Central California’s Top-Priority Fish Barrier This Summer

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SPAWN will remove the large structure known as Roy's Pools that currently limits the migration of endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout and creates poor habitat conditions. | Photo…