Celebrating over 20 years of healthy wild salmon rivers
The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim.
Wild-born fish are among the most adaptable creatures on the planet and are the best equipped to survive in the face of industrial development and climate change. Read why protecting wild salmon strongholds must be made a priority and FAQs about genetically modified salmon.
The Wild Salmon Center is partnering with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust to safeguard BC's Skeena River -- a stronghold for salmon and steelhead.
Can a fish save the world? Watch WSC President Guido Rahr's TEDx talk “Salmon Strongholds”.
Charity Navigator has awarded the Wild Salmon Center its highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.
Wild Salmon Center is approved to receive grants through the 1% for the Planet program.
The Kol River Salmon Refuge, featured in National Geographic's article "Where the Salmon Rule", is the first protected area in the world designed to safeguard all Pacific salmon species in a single, pristine river, from its headwaters to sea.
The Refuge boasts salmon runs of more than 7 million and is home to brown bears, Steller's sea eagles, and numerous other species. Read More.
Salmon need cold water and genetic diversity to survive: Read the latest New York Times story and CEO Guido Rahr's take on cold water refuges in the Pacific Northwest. Read More.
With the first genetically modified fish (from AquaAdvantage) recently approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration, a number of questions have come up regarding the potential impact on wild salmon. Read More.
A long-dreaded project on one of the most productive and famous trout rivers in the world is shelved after Putin refuses to fund a hydroelectric dam project on the Zhupanova River. Read More.
Our partners in British Columbia dig in against a gas development that would permanently alter juvenile salmon habitat at the mouth of the Skeena River. Read More.
In a small but important step to protect salmon streams and cold water, the Board of Forestry voted to increase stream buffers on private land in Western Oregon. Read More.
The Washington Coast just received more than $11 million in new state funding for a suite of watershed restoration projects championed by the Wild Salmon Center and our coastal partners. Read More.
The Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary on Oregon’s North Umpqua River would designate approximately 100,000 acres of public lands in some of the best remaining wild steelhead spawning areas in the Pacific Northwest. It pairs a legendary river with an inspirational patriot and river guardian, Frank Moore. Read More.
After a decade of work by WSC partner Sergei Vakhrin and his regional NGO, Saving Salmon Together, Russia has banned the destructive fishing practice of driftnetting. Read More.