Where We Work

Wild Salmon Center is the leading group working to protect a network of wild salmon strongholds across the vast blue arc of the North Pacific.

We work from northern California up through Oregon and Washington, British Columbia and Alaska and across to Russia and Japan.

  • Skeena River, BC© Ken Morrish
    Where We Work

    British Columbia

    British Columbia boasts some of the wildest, most productive salmon watersheds in North America. As threats mount, partners are asking for international help to protect this stronghold.

  • Smith River, California© Ken Morrish
    Where We Work


    There is hope for California salmon and steelhead in select watersheds that still host healthy wild salmon populations.

  • Sarufutsu, Japan© Brian Caouette
    Where We Work


    While 98% of Japan’s salmon rivers are dammed or artificially modified, there are still opportunities to protect free-flowing rivers in the southern range of Pacific salmon.

  • Oregon river© Ken Morrish
    Where We Work

    Oregon Coast

    Wild Salmon Center is strengthening stronghold rivers from headwaters to sea in order to recover Oregon Coast coho populations.