Celebrating over 20 years of healthy wild salmon rivers
The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim. We identify science-based solutions to sustain wild salmonids and the human communities and livelihoods that depend on them.
WSC formed the North Coast State Forest Coalition with regional partners to establish permanent conservation areas in Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests. These public lands represent 518,000 acres of rugged temperate rainforests -- providing habitat for steelhead, Chinook, coho and chum. But these forests face intensive pressure to be managed as industrial tree farms. Help us achieve a balanced State Forest landscape in Oregon.
By investing resources in watersheds that support wild, diverse, and abundant populations of salmon and steelhead we have the best chance of ensuring the long-term survival of the species. View WSC President Guido Rahr's TEDx talk “Salmon Strongholds”
Wild Salmon Center is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program.
The Oregon Department of Forestry recently presented a timber-centered management plan for Tillamook & Clatsop state forests which includes devoting 70% of the forest to industrial clear cutting. WSC and our partners from the North Coast State Forest Coalition are championing a balanced approach to forest management. Help ensure we have permanent protection for our salmon, streams and old growth forests. Take Action.
Ocean Outcomes (O2), a global fisheries improvement organization that targets high risk fisheries, announced its official launch in February 2015. O2 grew out of a decade of work started at WSC -- partnering with commercial fisheries to increase the supply of sustainable seafood. Read More.
In a precedent-setting decision, the Russian Supreme Court sided with local NGO and WSC partner Sakhalin Environment Watch, finding commercial fishing on protected salmon spawning rivers illegal. Read More.
With use of new technology and a coordinated international effort, the first population estimate of a rare, giant salmon in Asia is accomplished and indicates habitat protection is working. Read More.
The Wild Salmon Center, Khabarovsk Wildlife Foundation and partners have succeeded in winning the approval of the Tugursky Nature Reserve, which will protect nearly 80,000 acres of critical habitat within the Tugur Watershed—home to over 20 species of fish, including the threatened Siberian taimen. Read More.