North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership Meets in Portland, OregonNews & Program Updates

June, 2008

On June 18th-19th, approximately 80 Partners representing state and federal agencies, tribes, local government, watershed councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, private foundations, and nonprofit conservation groups from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Alaska gathered at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center in Portland, Oregon for the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership's summer meeting.

Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury delivering opening remarks at North American Salmon Stronghold summer meeting.

Secretary of State Bill Bradbury delivered opening remarks during the evening kickoff event and applauded the efforts of the Partnership to date. He also emphasized the importance of the Stronghold concept as an effort to protect and restore Pacific Salmon across North America.

Throughout the day, local stakeholder groups from Stronghold basins presented an ecological overview of their watersheds, described goals, reported on current and future projects, and identified opportunities and challenges facing their communities.