Support Strong Critical Habitat Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon
Marin County has a historic opportunity to address a historic problem, and supporters across the nation can help by adding their name below.
Despite our Marin County’s long-standing leadership as a bastion of environmental protection, Marin’s very own streams and creeks can barely support their once-thriving populations of coho salmon and ocean-run steelhead trout. Fewer than 10% of these species’ baseline numbers remain.
But your voice can protect those precious few remaining fish—while restoring hope for their recovery to sustainable populations.
The County Board of Supervisors is in the final stages of crafting a county-wide ordinance to protect our unique waterways. Unfortunately, the proposed language of this Stream Conservation Area (SCA) Ordinance, falls desperately short of enacting sufficient measures to protect the streams for endangered salmon—and the people who live along their banks. As written, the ordinance allows for significant expansion of development in pristine wildlands. This will not only result in habitat destruction for fish and loss of biodiversity, but it also promotes flooding and erosion that can damage and even destroy the homes and private property that current residents enjoy.
Please help the County help everyone who depends on these creeks. Sign the petition below, even if you live outside of Marin County, asking the Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance that will enable the coho salmon to avoid what federal biologists have termed “an extinction vortex.”
You can make a difference in the future of the natural resources of Marin County.
Want to do more?
Click here to send a message directly to the Inboxes of Marin County Supervisors!
Then write a letter, copy and print your letter, sign it and fax it to SPAWN at 415-663-9534 or scan and email to action@SpawnUSA.org. We will then deliver these personally-signed copies to the Supervisors.