Every campaign we work on starts with pride of place. Someone stands up and says their river is too valuable to mine, dredge or poison. From there, a movement is born.  And we join these movements on the best salmon rivers around the Pacific – salmon strongholds.

We work with people and coalitions up and down the West Coast of North America to stop reckless development and permanently safeguard salmon strongholds. We provide funding, legal support, communications strategy, scientific expertise—whatever campaigns need to win.

Here you’ll find the latest campaigns we’re working on. Please read on and join the movement for salmon and salmon people everywhere.

  • Jono Melamed

    Scenic Nehalem

    The Nehalem River is an Oregon Coast gem that includes critical habitat for some of the best wild salmon and steelhead runs left in the Lower 48. Wild Salmon Center is working to designate a gorgeous 17 mile-segment of this stronghold as a State Scenic Waterway.

  • Skeena Watershed© Ken Morrish

    Skeena River

    The entire Skeena system is at risk, due to a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal over Flora Bank, an intertidal area used by the vast majority of the Skeena’s juvenile salmon as they enter salt water.

  • © Greg Vaughn

    Elliott State Forest

    WSC is working with partners to help keep Oregon’s Elliott State Forest public. It is a coastal gem consisting of 82,500 acres of public land that includes rare remnant old growth and critical habitat for coho salmon.