Wild Salmon Center Newsletter February 2007
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Wild Salmon Center is gearing up for a very productive 2007.
During the final weeks of 2006 there were important developments in our efforts to save salmon rivers in North America. We held the first workshop to launch the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership, a public-private effort to strengthen conservation on the region's most important wild salmon rivers. This partnership will create new ways to support non-regulatory, incentive-driven, local conservation efforts in the greatest remaining wild Pacific salmon strongholds of North America. Read more about the North American Stronghold Partnership.
In January, Wild Salmon Center staff traveled to the Russian Far East and Washington, D.C. On the Russian Far East Island of Sakhalin, leaders from the WSC attended a news conference with the island’s vice governor and the CEO of the Sakhalin Energy Investment Corporation, where the group signed a declaration from last November’s Sakhalin Salmon Initiative conference. The declaration reaffirms our shared commitment to protect and promote salmon and their river ecosystems on Sakhalin, and names more than 50 specific tasks the partners will undertake. Read more about SSI.
In Washington, the Wild Salmon Center's vice president of conservation teamed with our North America program director to carry our message about the importance of a network of salmon strongholds to Congress and our conservation partners. We were very pleased at the positive response to this new initiative, and we are excited at the potential for collaboration with federal agencies on upcoming North America activities. Read more about our visit.
We deeply appreciate your continued interest and support. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: 503-222-1804.
Guido Rahr, President and CEO
P.S. Our fall/winter fundraising drive was a great success. Our deepest thanks to those of you who made a donation. If you have not yet made a contribution, it's not too late. Make a donation to support the Wild Salmon Center.