Habitat Focus Areas

Endangered fish, such as coho salmon, struggle to survive during the dry season.

California Camp Teaches by Example

Balancing water needs to recover salmon El Niño rains have brought record rainfall to northern California this year—just in time for a new water conservation project on the Russian River watershed. Two water diversion storage tanks holding approximately 180,000 gallons each were installed by Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District at […]

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Fish Habitat as Storm Buffers

Fish Habitat as Storm Buffers

Restoring Fish Habitats and Strengthening Resilience to Storms Orland is a small town in eastern Maine, located at the confluence of the Orland and Penobscot Rivers near the head of Penobscot Bay. Like many New England towns, Orland finds itself confronting aging infrastructure left over from an industrial past: a […]

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Focus Areas Join Resilient Lands & Waters

Focus Areas Join Resilient Lands & Waters

NOAA Joins New Initiative to Increase Resilience to Climate Change NOAA has joined four other federal agencies in a suite of landscape-scale partnerships in areas across the country. The Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative brings agencies and partners together to improve the resilience of natural resources to climate change and […]

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NOAA Awards Funds to 3 Focus Area Projects

NOAA Awards Funds to 3 Focus Area Projects

Today, NOAA announced $467,046 in funding for three new projects under the Habitat Blueprint. The Habitat Blueprint provides a framework for NOAA to think and act strategically—across programs and with partner organizations—to address the growing challenge of coastal and marine habitat loss and degradation. The awards to academic and non-profit […]

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Progress in the Russian River

Progress in the Russian River

NOAA and partners are testing a new system to help wine growers in California’s Russian River fight crop-killing frost without danger to threatened and endangered salmon. Together, we installed eight frost inversion towers in the grape growing regions of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. When cold air settles in low elevation […]

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