Restoring function to once-productive but now highly altered habitats can greatly improve rearing conditions for juvenile salmonids, especially floodplains, coastal lagoons, estuaries, and spring-fed rivers, can greatly improve rearing conditions for juvenile salmonids. These types of habitats are relatively scarce, yet are vital nurseries for juvenile fishes and support robust growth rates when compared with typical in-river conditions. Improved growth prior to ocean migration and high life history diversity increases the likelihood of marine survival and adult returns to natal tributaries.
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