24 youths ages 12 to 17, half from Sakhalin Island in the North Pacific Ocean, half from Oregon, participated in the first-of-its-kind Salmon Stewardship Summit, a week spent consuming an intense education about conservation and wild salmon. The free camp is a pilot project of the Portland-based Wild Salmon Center, the Sakhalin Salmon Institute, the Freshwater Trust and the Siuslaw Institute. The camp is designed to build leadership skills, expand knowledge of salmon habitat and encourage youths toward careers in conservation and ecology.
This feature article from The Oregonian tells the story.
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