We are committed to identifying the last, best Pacific salmon habitat and devising practical and scientifically-sound strategies to protect forever these extraordinary places and their biodiversity.
Wild Salmon Center staff members and colleagues of the Wild Salmon Center have authored a number of publications.
Regarding research and analysis, conservation strategies, and management strategies.
From the Wild Salmon Center and Moscow State University and in regard to the Steelhead Project.
- Ecological Interactions between Wild and Hatchery Salmonids
- A published collection of more than 20 studies by leading university scientists and government fishery researchers in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Russia and Japan provides mounting evidence that salmon raised in man-made hatcheries can harm wild salmon through competition for food and habitat.
- Atlas of Pacific Salmon
- The Atlas of Pacific Salmon is the first map-based status assessment of salmon in the North Pacific. Author Dr. Xanthippe Augerot, Former Director of Science Programs for the Wild Salmon Center, presents the first-ever stock status report assessing seven species of salmon throughout their entire North Pacific Range. The Atlas of Pacific Salmon is the flagship publication of the State of the Salmon Consortium, a joint project of the Wild Salmon Center and Ecotrust. To learn more about this publication, please visit the State of the Salmon website.
- Salmonid Field Protocols Handbook: Techniques for assessing status and trends in salmon and trout populations
- The State of the Salmon Program, a joint program of the Wild Salmon Center and Ecotrust, in collaboration with public, tribal, and private organizations around the North Pacific, is pleased to announce the publication of the Salmonid Field Protocols Handbook: Techniques for assessing status and trends in salmon and trout populations. Whether surveying salmon on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia or in the Columbia River basin in the United States, scientists need a set of standard monitoring protocols that minimize methodological errors, maximizes the validity and consistency of data, and allows them to make reliable comparisons and reasonable conclusions across projects and river basins and over time. This book's objective is to describe a standard set of monitoring protocols and best practices that decision makers and funding organizations can adopt and practitioners can use to generate, maintain, and share high quality field data on salmonids.
- Russian Translation: Salmon Without Rivers
- Published for the first time in Russian, Lichatowich's acclaimed book chronicling the plight of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest has become one of the regions most important and credible sources of information on fisheries management policy. View Dr. Lichatowich's introductions to this new translation.
Additional Publications and Resources
- Salmon in the Trees
- Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest (Braided River/Mountaineers Books) tells the story of Southeast Alaska's rain forest where trees nourish salmon and salmon nourish trees in remarkably intact ecosystems. The book features 160 photographs by author Amy Gulick plus essays, audio, and illustrations by Ray Troll, Richard Nelson, John Straley, Carl Safina, Douglas Chadwick and others. For more information and to buy the book, visit: www.salmoninthetrees.org or www.braidedriver.org.
- Keystone Nations
- Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North Pacific. The histories and futures of Indigenous peoples and salmon are inextricably bound across the vast ocean expanse and rugged coastlines of the North Pacific. Keystone Nations addresses this enmeshment and the marriage of the biological and social sciences that have led to the research discussed in this book. For more information and to buy the book, visit: SAR Press.