Like any plant or animal, steelhead need a favorable habitat to survive and thrive but for years the Carmel River has not been a favorable habitat. In 1997 American Rivers listed the Carmel River as one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

A lot has been done since that time to improve conditions on our river and a lot more must still be done. No one has been involved longer or done more projects on the river than the Carmel River Steelhead Association. Whether it is a simple river trash removal or the installation of woody debris, CRSA has and will continue to work to improve the habitat for steelhead and, in doing so, improve the river for all – including us.

Explore the projects CRSA has done on the Carmel River and then go to the volunteer page to see how you can participate.

Completed Projects

Current Projects

Planned Projects