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.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Matthewson

    Cold Water Connection

    WSC is working with partners on the Washington Coast to remove mini-dams and reconnect the coldest, cleanest rivers on the Olympic Peninsula–helping salmon and steelhead return home.

  • WSC Staff

    Chehalis River

    A proposed dam threatens Washington’s Chehalis River. But a more comprehensive approach to restoration would solve salmon habitat and flood problems.

  • Brian Kelley

    Oregon Water Initiative

    Wild Salmon Center’s Oregon Water Initiative is focused on improving Oregon’s water rights system and finding solutions that make sense for all water users, while protecting streamflow for the state’s prized wild salmon.

  • © Tom & Pat Leeson

    Coast Coho Partnership

    The goal of the Coast Coho Partnership is to accelerate the recovery of Oregon’s two coast coho runs so that wild coho salmon can once again support recreational and commercial fisheries, promoting vibrant coastal communities.

  • © 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.