Amidst a prolonged decline in salmon populations across California and the looming specter of extinction, Governor Gavin Newsom has introduced a comprehensive state plan designed to safeguard and revive this emblematic species in the face of intensified climate change effects, marked by hotter and drier conditions.

This strategy entails dismantling dams and enhancing migratory routes for salmon, revitalizing water flows in crucial aquatic pathways, modernizing hatcheries to bolster fish populations, and implementing additional measures to support the Chinook, coho, steelhead, and other migratory fish species.

To read the full story from CalMatters, be sure to click here. Header photo courtesy of Semantha Norris, CalMatters. Header photo: Juvenile chinook salmon collected for lab testing on the Klamath River. 

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