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.
The Oregon and California Lands (O&C Lands) comprise approximately 2.6 million acres of federal lands providing clean drinking water to almost two million Oregonians, healthy habitat to some of the most productive wild salmon rivers in the Pacific Northwest, vital fish and wildlife habitat and many of our finest recreation areas in the state. WSC is working with the Coalition for Our O & C Lands and Senator Ron Wyden to seek a balanced management approach to these lands that will protect our watersheds and forests.
The Salmon Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Partnership launches the first-ever FIP tracker to allow buyers and conservation advocates to verify fisheries’ improvement claims and track the progress of individual fisheries. Launch FIP tracker
Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, Board members and supporters who made WSC's "Voices of the Pacific" Dinner and Auction such a success! View Facebook photo album.
Wild Salmon Center is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program.
Senator Ron Wyden's draft O&C Lands bill strikes a delicate balance between timber harvest and protecting clean water and wild salmon rivers, ancient forests, fish and wildlife habitat. 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.
Two new Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP) for Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, a global center for salmon abundance and diversity. As a result, half of Kamchatka’s wild salmon fisheries are now in a FIP, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, or in a MSC certification assessment. Read More.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their comments and testimony to EPA in favor of strong protections for Bristol Bay. The EPA comment period is now closed. Stay tuned for updates, including comment tallies and EPA follow-up actions. If you are not already on our email update list, sign up here.
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.