|Salmon of the West|
What you can do
Speak up for salmon restoration. Request that agencies provide adequate stream flows and other habitat protection.
Be an informed consumer. Don't use products that are harmful to the environment when safer alternatives exist.
Don't dump antifreeze, motor oil or other chemicals into street drains. Many drains empty directly into rivers.
Conserve water and electricity; recycle and reuse paper products. Reducing demand will help save habitat and fish.
Educate yourself. Learn more about salmon and watersheds. Then educate others. Help them learn what they can do to help salmon.
Volunteer for stream enhancement projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or your state fish and wildlife agency or join your local watershed council.
Report violations of fishing laws and seasons.
When fishing, know the difference between trout and salmon smolts (young fish) and release any smolts you catch.
Avoid boating, canoeing or kayaking through spawning areas when adult salmon are in the river.
Enjoy watching salmon courtship
and spawning from a distance, using glasses with polarized lenses.
Salmon may be frightened from their nests if you approach too closely.