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

October 28, 2019

PETITION: Oppose New California Longline Fishery

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!

October 28, 2019

PETITION: Oppose New California Longline Fishery

October 4, 2019

Tell the Senate to Block Expanded Offshore Drilling

September 23, 2019

Tell Congress to Support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act

California Updates

Activists: Authorizing a Longline Fishery off California Ensures Extinction of Leatherback Sea Turtles

| Action Center, California, Longlines, Save the Leatherback, Sea Turtles | No Comments
A Leatherback sea turtle is captured in a longline. | Photo by Philip Miller. Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) submitted a letter and comments on behalf of almost 3,000 environmental…

PHOTOS: Endangered California Freshwater Shrimp Utilize Structures in Lagunitas Creek

| California, Tocaloma Floodplain Restoration Project | No Comments
Photo by Harry McGrath In late October, SPAWN used visual observation and underwater cameras to record endangered California freshwater shrimp using habitats specifically designed for them, which could be the…

Second Marin Ghost Town Transformed into Salmon Habitat

| California, Salmon, Tocaloma Floodplain Restoration Project | No Comments
The SPAWN team finishes breaching the Jewell site in October. In October, SPAWN completed the second phase of our floodplain and riparian restoration project at the ghost town of Jewell…

The Inspiring Lifecycle of Coho Salmon

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Coho salmon are an anadromous species, meaning they migrate from the ocean to their freshwater natal streams to spawn, or build nests (called redds). The anadromous life history of salmon…

‘Deserve to Live’: How a Hashtag Aims to Save Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

| California, News Releases, Resources for the Media, Save the Leatherback, Sea Turtles | No Comments
Tell us why you think leatherbacks deserve to live and tag #saveleatherbacks. Together, our voices make a difference. Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day falls on October 15 and this year, environmental…

Wildlife Habitat Usage

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SPAWNs wildlife cameras provide insight into how large mammals use different habitat types.