Salmon to Sanctuary Project

How can native salmon and trout be restored to the Napa River and West Coast Marine Sanctuaries?

The Napa River Watershed is considered an "Anchor Watershed," a region of the Bay Area with the best opportunity to reverse damaging human impact to the environment. Follow the modules below and prepare your own proposal to conserve and restore species in your community.

A photo of a colorful school of salmon swimming in water

The Napa River is one of the last strongholds for native salmon in the Bay Area. Explore their ecology and relationship to our lives. Track their migration, examine how humans have impacted their ability to survive over time, and consider "Why do species matter to me?"

A photo of the Shasta Dam across the Sacramento River

Salmon are an anadromous species, migrating from the ocean up the Napa River to vital spawning habitat in upper river tributaries. How do man-made structures like dams and barriers affect salmon survival ? Investigate this question as you examine maps and data about dam building in the Napa River Watershed.

An infographic showing carbon cycle, reservoirs, and sinks

Native salmon cycle matter and energy between Pacific Ocean Marine Sanctuaries and the Napa River, supporting people, soil, and wildlife.

An illustration of 2 adult salmon with indigenous patterns on their bodies over a meandering river. A school of salmon are swimming up the river, the river is contained within a basket pattern

Napa County & the Napa River watershed exists upon the unceded ancestral land of indigenous Patwin and Onasatis people, who have continuously lived in this region since time immemorial. How can we acknowledge and honor these communities in the modern era?

Information, pictures, graphics, articles, and videos about salmon and trout populations, reproduction, migration, and life cycle.

What do other students in Napa County think? View examples of projects completed by other students, how do their presentations compare to yours?