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Does Marin’s plan to curb development do enough to protect salmon?

June 17, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

A new ordinance advances coho salmon protection along Lagunitas Creek in Marin. But salmon advocates say it has too many loopholes.

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Long May They Run

September 27, 2012 by Michael Carl

Fisherman Michael Carl set out over the course of three seasons in search of the vanishing coho salmon of his home waters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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SPAWN – Salmon Protection and Watershed Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed in Marin County.

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SPAWN: Time to Get Ready for Salmon!

October 27, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

With last year's wet winter and this fall's early rains in October, time is short for the staff and volunteers of the Salmon Protection and Restoration Network (SPAWN), who are working hard on several projects aimed at helping the Lagunitas Creek run of coho salmon -- the largest remaining wild coho run in the state.

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EndangerBus Feature: Coho Salmon

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Along the coast of Northern California, nearly every stream and creek once had its own migratory population of coho salmon. Their return each winter, once as reliable as the next train or bus, now happens in fewer and fewer places each year. Where the fish do return, it's often thanks to dedicated volunteers working to keep creeks healthy enough for our region's most charismatic nomads.

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California Coho Salmon In Dire Straits

January 07, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

The collapse of Central California Coast coho salmon population is imminent, according to a report by the National Marine Fisheries in late December 2009. Numbers of returning coho may be too low to support a viable population.

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Restoring Two Creeks for Coho

January 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Restoration work along Marin County’s Redwood Creek is making this watershed more habitable for the state's southernmost run of coho salmon, while activists push for new protections in the Lagunitas watershed, home to California's largest remaining runs of these once-plentiful fish.

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The Coho Are Back!

October 28, 2009 by Donna Whitmarsh

Yes, the silver and pink flashers are working their way up Marin County creeks to spawn. Paola Bouley, conservation director for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), reported seeing coho spawners on October 21, 2009. The group is beginning its tenth year of naturalist-led creek walks on what's now our state's largest remaining coho run, so now's the time to see the salmon migrating upstream.

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2008 by David Loeb

No one can accuse me of being an early adopter—the kind of person who rushes to embrace new technologies. I ...

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Book Review: Lagunitas Creek

October 01, 2007 by Adrienne So

Lagunitas Creek: Hope in Restoration, photographs by Todd Pickering, text by Gregory Andrews, poetry by Albert Flynn DeSilver and Lagunitas ...

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