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  • Building Coho Salmon Habitat in Oregon

    Building Coho Salmon Habitat in Oregon

    NOAA partners managing an innovative pilot program in Oregon are constructing dam starter structures for beavers to finish building, creating slow water areas for juvenile Coho to thrive.

  • Smalltooth Sawfish "Critical Habitat" ... What? Here's What it Is

    Smalltooth Sawfish "Critical Habitat" ... What? Here's What it Is

    Following a listing as “Endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the U.S. population of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) in 2003, NOAA Fisheries designated critical habitat for juveniles in 2009. But what exactly does that mean and what does that do?

  • Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects Awarded $13 Million Plus

    Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects Awarded $13 Million Plus

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 41 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds, as well as forest legacy restoration.

  • QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    "Plano Synergy Joins QUWF as National Sponsor for Wildlife Habitat Restoration" Buffalo, MO: "The battle to maintain our natural wildlife habitat is real, the effort has to be measured in results on the ground. Results in wildlife populations that are on in the woods, fields and streams must be measurable and it must truly make a difference at the local level" clarifies Craig Alderman of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF). "Finding good partners who understand the true challenge, want to see the results by putting their boots on it, are the leaders we seek to partner with over the long haul of wildlife conservation. Corporate investment in conservation must have results, be shown they are "investing" in the future of the industry by making a difference on the ground, locally, where it matters. Plano Synergy is that kind of company" Alderman states. "Their partnership, as a national QUWF sponsor, brings products to our local events directly linked to the passion and lifestyle of all outdoorsman, thereby making efforts of true wildlife habitat support a reality in dollars invested" Craig states.

  • NOAA Training Vets for Salmonid Habitat Monitoring

    NOAA Training Vets for Salmonid Habitat Monitoring

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA/CCC Veterans Fisheries Corps Salmonid Habitat Monitoring Project

  • Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon Designated by NOAA

    Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon Designated by NOAA

    The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida. Atlantic sturgeon was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2012 and is comprised of the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment and the endangered New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments.

  • CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation

    CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation

    Regulations went into effect as of May 26, 2017 to close a 5.5 mile stretch of the Sacramento River to all fishing, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. An emergency regulation had expired on Mar. 30, 2017, but was made permanent upon adoption of the Fish and Game Commission and filing with the Secretary of State.

  • Homes for fish: habitat improvement project underway at Roosevelt Lake

    Homes for fish: habitat improvement project underway at Roosevelt Lake

    In first phase of long-term project on Tonto National Forest lakes, AZGFD biologists sink fish habitat structures

  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    NOAA Fisheries today released a recovery plan for Oregon Coast coho salmon that calls for public-private partnerships to conserve habitat for the threatened species, positioning coho for possible removal from the federal list of threatened and endangered species within the next 10 years.

  • Hurricane Restoration to Corals

    Hurricane Restoration to Corals

    Hurricane Matthew didn't just devastate coastlines and homes in the south Atlantic and Caribbean—it also harmed corals. Staff from the Restoration Center has been on the scene working to address the damage.

  • Go Fish: State License Plate to Support Marine Habitat

    Go Fish: State License Plate to Support Marine Habitat

    During the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, members of the Coastal Conservation Association spearheaded an effort to get coastal legislators to amend Georgia law to authorize a new specialty motor vehicle license plate.

  • Anglers Add Fish Habitat on Beaver Lake

    Anglers Add Fish Habitat on Beaver Lake

    Anglers from the Bear Creek Bass Club rolled up their sleeves and joined staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to break ground on a new weigh-in facility to be housed at the Prairie Creek Access on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. They even managed to add a little extra habitat to the water while clearing the area making up the footprint of the new facility.

  • Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the Western Atlantic bluefin tuna's spawning habitat, including the shelf and slope waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico, a new study confirms.

  • Arizona: Fish Habitat Enhancement on Salt River Chain

    Arizona: Fish Habitat Enhancement on Salt River Chain

    This fall, the Arizona Game and Fish Department plans to use a crane on a 36-foot pontoon boat to sink fish habitat -- critical to anglers' fishing opportunities -- into lakes along the Salt River chain in central Arizona.

  • California Invasive Species Action Week to Put the Spotlight on Habitat Invaders

    California Invasive Species Action Week to Put the Spotlight on Habitat Invaders

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will kick off the third annual California Invasive Species Action Week on Saturday, June 4. The goal of Action Week is to promote public awareness of invasive species issues and to encourage public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

  • Program to Capture and Recycle Used Fishing Line

    Program to Capture and Recycle Used Fishing Line

    eep an eye out for special bins placed along the Little Red River at boat ramps, access points and popular boat docks this year. The Little Red River Foundation and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have kicked off a program to capture and recycle used fishing line on and around the river. Local students, LRRF members and AGFC officials will place recapture bins at all approved sites in the next few weeks.

  • California Marijuana Cultivation Diverting Stream Resources

    California Marijuana Cultivation Diverting Stream Resources

    The study confirmed that diminished stream flow from water-intensive activity is likely to have lethal impacts on state and federally listed salmon and steelhead trout as well as cause further decline of sensitive amphibian species

  • No Motor Tournament Nov. 7 Will Restore Habitat in Southern California

    No Motor Tournament Nov. 7 Will Restore Habitat in Southern California

    Fifth Annual "No Motor" Tournament Set for Saturday November 7, Will Support Continued Critical Habitat Restoration at Carpinteria Salt Marsh

  • Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    As a member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Snapper/Grouper Advisory Panel, it's important to address the implementation of the Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 – Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs).

  • Appeals Court Upholds Habitat Protections for Threatened Green Sturgeon in California, Oregon, Washington

    Appeals Court Upholds Habitat Protections for Threatened Green Sturgeon in California, Oregon, Washington

    Spawning Habitat in Sacramento River Preserved; Developers' Lawsuit Denied SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the designation of 8.6 million acres of critical habitat for the threatened green sturgeon in California, Oregon and Washington, including the sturgeon's only remaining spawning habitat in the Sacramento River.