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

December 31, 2020

Call on the California Coastal Commission to Save Tule Elk

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!

December 31, 2020

Call on the California Coastal Commission to Save Tule Elk

September 14, 2020

Create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

June 14, 2020

Ask Congress to Fight Plastic Pollution in the U.S.

California Updates

Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Marine Life from Cruel Driftnets

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For Immediate Release, January 2, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Annalisa Tuel, Advocacy & Policy Manager, atuel@seaturtles.org, 408-621-8113 Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Marine Life from…

Survey Confirms Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles are Going Extinct

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For Immediate Release, December 29, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Survey Confirms Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles are Going Extinct  Illegal, unregulated, or insufficiently regulated fishing on the high seas…

Salmon Sightings Mark Beginning of Spawning Season in Marin County

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For Immediate Release, December 21, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Salmon Sightings Mark Beginning of Spawning Season in Marin County FOREST KNOLLS, Calif. — The Salmon Protection And Watershed…

Bill to End Last Driftnet Fishery in United States Heads to President

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For Immediate Release, December 11, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, atuel@seaturtles.org, 408-621-8113    Bill to End Last Driftnet Fishery in United States Heads to President Bans fishing method that indiscriminately…

100-Year-Old Dam Removed From Former Golf Course for Salmon Migration

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For Immediate Release, December 8, 2020 Contacts: Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, 303-877-0880 Todd Steiner, Executive Director, 415-488-7652 100-Year-Old Dam Removed From Former Golf Course for Salmon Migration New…

Salmon Spawning Season in Marin County Starts Late

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For Immediate Release, December 7, 2020 Contact: Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, 303-877-0880 Salmon Spawning Season in Marin County Starts Late OLEMA, Calif. — The salmon spawning season in…