Carmel River Steelhead Association (CRSA)
The Carmel River Steelhead Association(CRSA) is a non-profit, volunteer and conservation group dedicated to the restoration of the Carmel River and its native Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
In addition, they provide fish rescue results by year on their website. 
Habitat Improvements The focus of these habitat improvement projects are to provide favorable habitat to survive and thrive. In 1997, the American Rivers listed the Carmel one of many endangered rivers in the US.
Completed Projectslisted on the CSRA website include:
- CRSA Gabion Project
- Extending Los Padres Dam Spillway
- Notching Los Padres Dam Spillyway Lip
- Removing Los Padres Dam Spillway Boulders
- Building Ladder and Trap
- Large Woody Debris. Phase 1
- Finch Creek Fish Passage Barrier Removal
- Supplemental Water for the Lagoon
- Helping Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project
Current Projectslisted on the CSRA website include :
- Large Woody Debris, Phase II
- Carmel Watershed Cleanups
- Supplmental Water, Phase II
Planned Projectslisted on the CSRA website include :
- Striped Bass Removal
- Small Woody Debris
- Other Watershed Issues
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