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Fish Passage Improvement Program (FPIP)

Related Links

The Fish Passage Improvement Program has compiled the following list of links, which are directly related to the program, anadromous fish, or fish passage activities.


Works to restore ecological health and improve water management of the Bay-Delta System.

Improves aquatic and terrestrial habitats and ecological functions in the Bay-Delta to support sustainable populations of diverse and valuable plant and animal species.

    Implementing Agencies

    Through the following implementing agencies, ERP works to restore and protect habitats, ecosystem functions and native species.

Manages California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend.

Works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

Dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.
Interagency Groups

Works to 1) create, maintain, and enhance high quality, consistent data that are directly applicable to policy, planning, management, research, and recovery of anadromous fish and related aquatic resources in California and 2) provide data and information services in a timely manner in formats that meet the needs of users.
Develops programs to assist private landowners, community groups, and public agencies in efforts to remove migration barriers and restore currently inaccessible habitat.

Federal Agencies

Supports economically viable and environmentally sustainable watershed management and water resources development in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.
Largest water wholesaler in the U.S., second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western U.S., and a water management agency.
Works together on a watershed basis to protect the nation's water resources.

Watershed Groups

Works to restore native steelhead trout to Alameda Creek.
Protects and restores healthy, natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish and wildlife.
Protects and enhances the water quality of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its tributaries.
Protects and restores the ecosystems of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and the rivers, streams, and watersheds tributary to the Estuary.
Safeguards and restores the Cosumnes River valley oak riparian ecosystem and its surrounding habitats.
Educates, organizes, and advocates to protect and restore California rivers, streams, and watersheds.
Works to halt destructive river development projects, and encourage equitable and sustainable water, energy and flood management.
Provides a collaborative forum for coordination, and gathering and sharing of information about the Merced River watershed.
Protects ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Builds and supports the river and watershed movement.
Enhances the Sacramento River Watershed through water quality research, education, information sharing and stakeholder involvement.
Works to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological,scenic or historic significance.
Protects, preserves and restores areas within the Yuba River Watershed.
Conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Fisheries Groups

Works to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.
Provides services that benefit fishing communities, populations and habitats so that fishermen will have improved opportunities to catch fish in California.
Protects and restores California's salmon, steelhead, and trout populations and their habitat.

Additional Links

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program which is tasked to at least double natural production of anadromous fish in California's Central Valley streams.
An information system developed by the California Resources Agency to facilitate access to electronic data describing California's environments.
Essential Fish Habitat descriptions and identifications.
Overview of current and past conferences, including information on invited speakers and PDFs of many presentations.
Water-resource information from the U.S. Geological Survey.