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California’s Salmon Strategy for a Hotter, Drier Future – Will it work?

Governor Newsom Launches California’s Salmon Strategy for a Hotter, Drier Future

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom  announced new actions and efforts already underway that California is taking to help restore California’s salmon populations.

After 10 years of rapidly intensifying drought and more extreme weather, salmon are not doing well. Last year, with projections showing Chinook salmon population at historic lows, the salmon season was closed and the Newsom Administration requested a Federal Fishery Disaster to support impacted communities.

The Governor visited salmon restoration sites with CalTrout’s Regional Office in Arcata, in Humboldt County to see how the Salmon Strategy will support communities across the state.

California is looking to reverse these trends and save salmon. The state’s Salmon Strategy specifies the six priorities and 71 actions they think will build healthier, thriving salmon populations in California.

Read the Salmon Strategy.

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The strategy’s six priorities call for:

  1. Removing barriers and modernizing infrastructure for salmon migration
  2. Restoring habitat
  3. Protecting water flows in key rivers at the right times
  4. Modernizing hatcheries
  5. Transforming technology and management systems
  6. Strengthening partnerships

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