What You Can Do to Help Recover Salmon
We will recover salmon and steelhead in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and you can play an important role. Whether you own many acres in the country or live in a city, your actions will help save these fish. Here's some things you can do to recover salmon in the Pacific Northwest:
- Be aware of what watershed you live in and learn about your local fish runs. Once you educate yourself, share information about salmon with your friends and neighbors. Help others learn what they can do to save habitat and fish.
- Speak up for salmon restoration. Request that agencies provide adequate stream flows and other habitat protections.
- Dispose of household chemicals such as used motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, and paints at approved collection facilities in your area. Many drains empty directly into rivers and streams.
- Volunteer for stream enhancement projects. Find out if there is a local watershed council in your area that you can get involved with to protect and restore salmon.
- Be an informed consumer. Don't use products that are harmful to the environment when safer alternatives exist.
- Join and support organizations that advocate for protection of salmon and their habitat.
- Conserve water and electricity.
If you would like to learn more about recovery efforts in your watershed or would like to get involved directly, please contact:
Columbia Basin and Coastal Ecosystems Branch Chief
Upper Columbia Recovery Coordinator
Snake River Recovery Coordinator
Willamette Recovery Coordinator
Lower Columbia Recovery Coordinator
Puget Sound Ecosystems Branch Chief
Puget Sound Recovery Coordinator
Lake Ozette Recovery Coordinator
Oregon Coast Recovery Coordinator