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California’s Russian River: A Conservation Partnership


As the first Habitat Focus Area under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint, the Russian River has been identified as a place where NOAA and partners can work to meet multiple habitat conservation objectives on a watershed scale.

Objectives: • Rebuild endangered coho and threatened Chinook and steelhead stocks to sustainable levels through habitat protection and restoration.
• Improve frost, rainfall, and river forecasts in the Russian River watershed through improved data collection and modeling.
• Increase community and ecosystem resiliency to flooding and drought through improved planning and water management strategies.

Several websites are being developed to show the public the process and progress of the study.

www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/atmrivers - about the atmospheric rivers that effect the rainfall on the west coast.

Russian River Partnership Factsheet