Eel River Recovery Project

Lots of information about salmon in the Eel River. Links to YouTube videos




Check out KRIS

Information about northcoast salmon, rivers and watersheds in the form of maps, data tables, charts, photographs and scientific papers.

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On-line Resources

So much information! Here are my best picks.

All About Fish (not just salmonids)

FishBase: A Global Information System on Fishes

NOAA Fisheries Photos. High quality photographs of habitats, fish and other critters. Useful for student research or presentations.

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region - Get lesson plans that incorporate real NOAA data, podcasts, videos and games.

NOAA Fisheries pages about Chinook salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead trout

NOAA  Fish Facts, including salmon

Woods Hole Science Aquarium - Frequently Asked Questions

Monterey Bay Aquarium Podcast, Videos & Web Cams

The Marine Detective From British Columbia Good stuff!


California's Salmon and Steelhead: The Struggle to Restore an Imperiled Resource. Alan Lufkin, Ed. 1991. At UC Press E-Books Collection



Fish Status and Recovery Efforts

NOAA Fisheries recovery plans. This page has links to all recovery plans. Scroll down the page for California Steelhead trout and Coho salmon.

Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Coho Salmon Recovery Plan

NOAA Marine/Anadromous Fish Species Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

US Fish and Wildlife Service - A page that links to information about threatened and endangered salmon species.

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Salmon of the West

On California's Coast, Farewell to the King Salmon, Smithsonian Magazine, October 2008

State of the Salmon
links to conference presentations and ODFW Recovery Tracking

More Lesson Plans, etc.

Project WILD - California Wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources

Information for Teachers - Links to sites with lesson plans. NOAA Fisheries

American Indians - First People of America and Canada (includes legends about salmon)

Stream to Sea  British Columbia's educational program, including Salmonids in the Classroom curriculum

Salmonids:  In Troubled Waters - lesson/info on wild and farmed fish. Includes interactive game.

Trout in the Classroom - Lesson Plans and Activity Ideas from teachers throughout the USA.

Posters from Environmental Protection Agency

USGS Water Education Posters

USGS Real-Time Water Data for California Get real-time information about flows in the Russian and other rivers.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Let's Go Outside
Why Take Your Students Outside? Simply put…because it can improve both classroom learning and classroom behavior.

List of Salmon related videos

Aquatic Insects

Bio Assessment Lab- Aquatic Insect Digital Reference Collection

Hints to identifying stream macro invertebrates Pacific Streamkeepers Federation

BMI Portal interactive / comes from  Potomac Highlands watershed school


Videos about fly tying, from the Mission Peak Fly Anglers

Video of fly fishing in beautiful settings by Mikey Wier. Promotional piece for CA Trout Unlimited. Approximately 9 minutes long.


California Coastal Commission Public Education Program

NOAA Ocean Service Education -resources for teachers and students, includes lesson plans, interactive games and more - all about oceans and estuaries

Monterey Bay Aquarium posters with activities


CDFW Fish Bulletins 1913-Present - full versions
The California Department of Fish and Game's Fish Bulletin is a core resource for the study of fish and fisheries in California.

CDFW Document Library 
The CDFW Document Library is an online repository of thousands of documents pertinent to the department and its customers

Streamnet Library
The StreamNet Library houses a large collection of natural resource related books, journals, reports, electronic media and other publications, and is one of the largest libraries of fish and wildlife material related to the Columbia Basin and the greater Pacific Northwest.

NOAA Central Library
The NOAA Central Library, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and its libraries at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (Miami), National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center (Miami), Western Regional Center (Seattle), and College Park (Maryland), provide information and research support to NOAA staff and the public.

Organizations & Miscellaneous Links

Adopt a Stream Foundation

Aquabonita Flyfishers

Eel River Recovery Project

Friends of the Mark West Watershed

Friends of Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

Historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery

Inyo County: The Other Side of California

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Redwood Empire TU


Salmonid Restoration Federation