Endangered coho salmon are returning from the ocean to spawn in the Russian River and its tributaries in numbers not seen in years.
This could be California’s first full salmon fishing season in five years, after new projections from the State Department of Fish and Game show a tripling of the salmon population.
The failing health of many aquatic ecosystems in California has pushed some fish species to the brink of extinction, according to a new report from a team of experts.
Some 163,000 Chinook salmon returned to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta last year, an increase after nearly three years of decline, state officials said Friday.
State wildlife officials say a threatened species of salmon has completed its fall run to a Mendocino County dam in record numbers.
Members of Congress and fishermen grilled federal and state officials on Saturday about efforts to restore California’s once-abundant salmon runs.
Two hundred years ago, California streams were the perfect spawning grounds for hundreds of thousands of wild salmon every year. In this Good Question: What has caused the Northern California salmon population to dwindle?
Protecting the endangered Coho salmon is one reason Sonoma County plans to use a rainwater harvesting system next spring. It will also be used to fight fires and support agriculture.