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How can we ensure that the Pacific’s great stronghold rivers survive, so that we can deliver them to the next generation? The answer lies in large part with strong community-based organizations. They have the knowledge and authenticity to navigate local politics, and the ability to leverage residents’ passion for their home waters. They are the first and last line of defense.

Wild Salmon Center focuses on supporting local partners on stronghold rivers. WSC has helped create 13 organizations and supported dozens more over the years. We provide funding, legal support, communications strategy, scientific expertise—whatever they need. Our job is to help these groups secure a future for salmon.

  • Sakhalin fisheries
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    Ocean Outcomes

    Since 2004, Wild Salmon Center has worked with partners in the Russian Far East to improve fishery management and to assist commercial fishermen in protecting their fisheries. The Salmon Fishery …

  • Kamchatka Salmon Festival, Saving Salmon Together© Saving Salmon Together
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    Saving Salmon Together

    Saving Salmon Together was founded in Kamchatka in 2006 by local indigenous groups, fishermen, and Sergei Vakhrin, a prominent Russian environmental activist, journalist, and historian. The group’s action plan to …

  • Skeena River© Ken Morrish
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    SkeenaWild

    Mobilizing local communities, First Nations, and conservation advocates to protect the Skeena SkeenaWild Conservation Trust was formed in 2007 as a regional conservation initiative with the goal of making the Skeena …

  • Susitna aerial with Denali in background© Ryan Peterson
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    Susitna River Coalition

    The Susitna River Coalition includes a growing community that supports a free-flowing Susitna River and the strong fisheries and recreational and tourism economy it sustains. The coalition is now more than 16,000 individuals, groups, …

  • Queets River, Olympic Peninsula, Washington© Larry Workman
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    Washington Coast Salmon Partnership

    The Washington Coast contains 50% of the state’s non-endangered salmon and steelhead runs. Protecting these salmon strongholds offers a cost-effective and efficient path to achieve wild salmon recovery in Washington. The …