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.
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?"
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.