The Washington coast is a prime opportunity to invest in salmon strongholds – before they become endangered. Spanning nearly four million acres, Washington’s coastal rivers produce the most abundant and diverse wild Pacific salmon populations remaining south of Canada. Healthy temperate rainforests in Washington, fed by spawning salmon and rich rainfall, support up to 500 tons of living organisms per acre. The number of adult salmon, however, has been severely reduced and scientists estimate run sizes are less than ten percent of historic levels due to a legacy of excessive habitat damage, overfishing, and harmful hatchery practices. Wild Salmon Center is working with partners to secure a future for Washington’s salmon runs by conserving strongholds on the coast.
Please see the Washington Coast page for more information.
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