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A New Twist on Saving Salmon — and Keeping West Marin Affordable

December 30, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Coho salmon need help, but so do people with modest incomes. A new initiative seeks to bridge the two.

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Monitoring coho salmon

January 12, 2012 by Bay Nature

Coho salmon once numbered in the tens of thousands but estimates now put them at fewer than 500. Dry weather ...

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Steelhead Spawning

January 30, 2009 by Jody Zaitlin

Steelhead are coming to spawn in a stream near you. If you're lucky, you may see some making their way upstream.


All in a Roe

January 01, 2009 by Glen Martin

This winter, as they have for decades, fishermen in the Bay’s last commercial fishery will launch their boats in search of spawning herring. These small fish come into the Bay from the ocean to lay their eggs. People aren’t the only ones on the hunt for herring; seals and seabirds depend on this bounty as well. But changing consumer tastes, rising costs, and unstable marine conditions have put the squeeze on the both the hunter and the hunted, and now the survival of this historic fishery is very much in question.

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October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Most summers, cold northerly winds off the Pacific Coast drive warm surface waters away from the shoreline and churn up ...

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Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program

April 01, 2007 by Aleta George

From November to February this past winter, biologists scoured lower Russian River tributaries in search of spawning coho salmon. The ...

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They Keep Coming Back

January 01, 2005 by Dan Rademacher

In the early 1970s, when the Army Corps of Engineers built a weir across Alameda Creek to stabilize a railroad ...

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Coho Salmon Run Returns To West Marin

January 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Late fall and winter are the time to witness the return of endangered coho salmon to their natal streams in ...

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