Salmonid Restoration Federation

Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries

Organizations & Projects

California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)

Fish Ecology Division of NOAA

NWFSC Ocean Salmon Indicators

The Northwest Climate Toolbox- A collection of web tools for visualizing past and projected climate and hydrology of the Pacific Northwest, USA​


State of CA Sea Level Rise Guidance

Peer Reviewed Literature

Asarian, J.E. and J.D. Walker. 2016. Long-Term Trends in Streamflow and Precipitation in Northwest California and Southwest Oregon, 1953-2012. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52:241–261. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12381.

*Abstract only. No freely accessible online full-text version.

Beamish, R. J., B.E. Riddell, K.L. Lange, E. Farley Jr., S. Kang, T. Nagasawa, V. Radchenko, O. Temnykh, and S. Urawa. 2009. The effects of climate on Pacific salmon: A summary of published literature. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.

Crozier LG, McClure MM, Beechie T, Bograd SJ, Boughton DA, Carr M, et al. 2019. Climate vulnerability assessment for Pacific salmon and steelhead in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0217711.

Finney, B. P., I. Gregory-Eaves, J. Sweetman, M. S. V. Douglas, and J. P. Smol. 2000. Impact of climate change and fishing on Pacific salmon abundance over the past 300 years. Science, Vol. 290.

Gergel, D.R., B. Nijssen, J.T. Abatzoglou, D.P. Lettenmaier, and M.R. Stumbaugh. 2017. Effects of Climate Change on Snowpack and Fire Potential in the Western USA. Climatic Change 141:287–299.

Grantham, T.E.W., D.M. Carlisle, G.J. McCabe, and J.K. Howard. 2018. Sensitivity of Streamflow to Climate Change in California. Climatic Change 149: 427–441. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2244-9.

Isaak, D.J., C.H. Luce, D.L. Horan, G.L. Chandler, S.P. Wollrab, and D.E. Nagel. 2018. Global Warming of Salmon and Trout Rivers in the Northwestern U.S.: Road to Ruin or Path Through Purgatory? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. doi: 10.1002/tafs.10059.

Mote, P.W., S. Li, D.P. Lettenmaier, M. Xiao, and R. Engel, 2018. Dramatic Declines in Snowpack in the Western US. Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 1. doi: 10.1038/s41612-018-0012-1.