Wednesday November 29, 2023


This year is shaping up to be significant for the salmon population, as large numbers of fish migrate through Bay Area creeks for spawning.

The trend is evident in San Jose, where years of habitat improvement are yielding positive results.

“I think it’s been the best kept secret,” said Steve Holmes, executive director of the South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition.

Researchers studying fish bones found they are actually native to the Guadalupe River Watershed.

“It’s the largest metropolitan service area with salmon, native salmon running up through it,” said Dr. Rick Lanman, president of the Institute for Historical Ecology.

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