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A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!
In California, the future of salmon conservation rests with timber companies, ranchers, and other private landowners.  Since the majority of land around wild streams in California is privately owned, The Nature Conservancy, even with government and nonprofit allies, will not be able to bring salmon back without strategic partnerships.  By developing and demonstrating solutions to salmon recovery that can be readily adopted by industry and agriculture, and actively removing barriers that inhibit farmers and foresters from aiding salmon recovery, the Conservancy’s California Salmon Initiative is developing promising avenues for widespread salmon restoration that have broad implications for recovery in California and beyond. 

The Nature Conservancy is working on solutions to:
•    Target wild salmon populations with the best chance for recovery;
•    Demonstrate solutions to remove the critical life cycle bottlenecks for those salmon populations; and
•    Catalyze widespread adoption of those solutions by private landowners.

The Wood for Salmon Working Group developed this workspace to guide restoration practitioners through the permitting process for large wood augmentation projects and to promote habitat improvement for native salmon and trout. 

For the first time ever, an analysis of the state of California salmon and restoration efforts has been completed by The Nature Conservancy, using data provided by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, water districts and local watershed organizations. Visit the California Salmon Snapshots website for more.