Woody debris in Caspar Creek. © USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Restoration Solutions

Restoration From Headwaters to the Sea

Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead depend on all aspects of stream health for survival and reproduction. Below you’ll learn about some key restoration solutions, implemented in targeted stretches of the river and stages of the salmon’s lifecycle. The solutions have the potential to improve salmon health and increase salmon population numbers.

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1. Ensure the return of adult salmon

Remove barriers to spawning grounds

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2. Ensure the survival of salmon eggs

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3. Ensure the survival of juvenile salmon

Ensuring the survival of salmon eggs

Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead are iconic species of the Pacific a. For at least 2 million years, salmon and steelhead have existed in coastal areas from Baja California

Ensuring the survival of salmon eggs

Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead are iconic species of the Pacific a. For at least 2 million years, salmon and steelhead have existed in coastal areas from Baja California

4. Ensure the survival of salmon smolts to the sea

Ensuring the survival of salmon eggs

Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead are iconic species of the Pacific a. For at least 2 million years, salmon and steelhead have existed in coastal areas from Baja California

Chinook salmon and steelhead

Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead are iconic species of the Pacific a. For at least 2 million years, salmon and steelhead have existed in coastal areas from Baja California