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Expanding a Washington River’s Floodplain to Protect Northwest Salmon and Communities

From the edge of the Emmons Glacier on Washington’s tallest peak, the scenic White River winds down the mountain, through forest, and joins the Puyallup River before finally reaching the sea at an industrial port in the city of Tacoma. 492 more words


Opening up the Hudson River for Migrating Fish, One Dam at a Time

This is a post by Carl Alderson of NOAA’s Restoration Center and Lisa Rosman of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.

One wintry day near the pre-Civil War–era town of Stockport, New York, NOAA scientists Lisa Rosman and Carl Alderson carefully edged their way down the snowy banks of Claverack Creek. 1,077 more words


Melting Permafrost and Camping with Muskoxen: Planning for Oil Spills on Arctic Coasts

This is a post by Dr. Sarah Allan, Alaska Regional Coordinator for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division.

Alaska’s high Arctic coastline is anything but a monotonous stretch of beach. 1,457 more words


From Building B-17 Bombers to Building Habitat for Fish: The Reshaping of an Industrial Seattle River

Nearly all of the original habitat for salmon—including marsh, mudflats, and toppled trees along multiple meandering channels—was lost in 1913 when the Army Corps of Engineers transformed the Lower Duwamish River from a nine mile estuary into a five mile industrial channel. 877 more words


This Is How We Help Make the Ocean a Better Place for Coral

The ocean on its own is an amazing place. Which is why we humans like to explore it, from its warm, sandy beaches to its dark, mysterious depths. 531 more words


On the Front Lines of an Oil Spill in My Own Backyard: A Report from Santa Barbara, California

This is a post by Gabrielle Dorr, NOAA/Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Outreach Coordinator.

When I first heard about the pipeline oil spill at Refugio State Beach… 1,017 more words


NOAA and Partners Work Quickly to Save Corals Hit by Catamaran in Puerto Rico

On May 14, 2015, the 49-foot-long catamaran M/V Aubi ran aground along the north coast of Puerto Rico, further damaging wide swaths of corals in the area during its removal. 796 more words