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 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
Can a fish save the world? That is the question WSC President Guido Rahr posed to a sold-out audience at Portland's TEDx April 27. His talk on Salmon Strongholds challenged us to "redraw the map" on how we approach conservation. Read More.
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February 28 -- The EPA officially initiated the Clean Water Act 404(c) process to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine. This announcement comes just months after EPA finalized its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment confirming that the Pebble Mine would be devastating for Bristol Bay’s wild salmon runs and ecosystems.
The rarely used Clean Water Act 404(c) authority allows EPA to “prohibit, restrict, or deny” discharge of mining waste into streams, lakes and wetlands. While EPA’s announcement is great news, the battle to protect Bristol Bay is not over and we have more work to do. Read More.
A decade of efforts by Wild Salmon Center and partners results in the protection of over 1.2 million acres that will permanently safeguard a rare island ecosystem in its entirety. Read More.
Senator Ron Wyden released his draft bill proposing a long-term solution for the management of 2.1 million acres of federal Oregon and California Lands (“O&C Lands”) in Western Oregon. Read More.
WSC Senior Conservation Biologist Pete Rand joins partners in the ice-cold water of Japan's Sarufutsu River to monitor the endangered and enegmatic sea-run taimen. Read More.