Produced in partnership with the Wild Salmon Center with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

In 1892, Livingston Stone, a Minister and avid fisherman called upon the US government to create a salmon park, saying “Let us now, at the eleventh hour, take pity on our long persecuted salmon and do him the poor and tardy justice of giving him, in our broad land that he has done so much for, one place where he can come and go unmolested and where he can rest in safety.” We have yet to pay attention to those great words, stated over a century ago.

While recovery efforts are critical in some areas, the nations of the North Pacific must work together to create and maintain a network of strong, healthy salmon ecosystems – strongholds of diversity and abundance. This proactive investment in robust salmon ecosystems provides an alternative to waiting until near extinction to try to reverse the effects of habitat degradation and overharvest.

Fortunately, there are rivers across the North Pacific still intact and teeming with wild salmon.

By identifying and protecting strongholds of robust salmon productivity in key rivers around the North Pacific Rim, we can direct our efforts toward conserving still healthy and intact salmon ecosystems. Wild salmon rivers are core centers of abundance and diversity, serving as the foundation for healthy wild fisheries, healthy economies, and healthy communities.

Protection of wild salmon strongholds must be at the heart of every federal, regional, tribal, and local conservation strategy.

We need your help.

To learn more, visit wildsalmoncenter.org

executive producers
Guido rahr, president,
wsc
cristina mittermeier,
president, ilcp

associate producers
laura williams, WSC
Justin Black, iLCP

producers
Daniel Nelson, WSC
jenny nichols, ilcp
mark christmas, ilcp

image research
sarah claxton, ilcp

Special thanks to
all WSC and iLCP staff

PHOTOGRAPHY
OCTAVIO ABURTO
BRIDGET BESAW
MATTHIAS BRIETER
JEFF GALE
AMY GULICK
LEO KEELER
ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM
GARTH LENZ
CHRIS LINDER
MAGNUS LUNDGREN
THOMAS MANGELSEN
IGOR SHPILENOK
ROY TOFT
STAFFAN WIDSTRAND
ANDY WRIGHT
ART WOLFE
SAKHALIN ENVIRONMENT
WATCH

VIDEO
MATTHIAS BRIETER
DMITRY SHPILENOK
MARK CHRISTMAS
JENNY NICHOLS
TRIP JENNINGS
ANDY MASER

INTERVIEWS
Jeff Kirkpatrick
Pike Place Fish Market

Guido Rahr
President,
Wild Salmon Center

Masahide Kaeriyama
faculty hokkaido university

Sergei Didenko
director, sakhalin salmon
initiative center

Garth Lenz
iLCP Fellow, Photographer

Amy Gulick
iLCP Fellow, Photographer

Robert Glenn Ketchum
iLCP Fellow, Photographer

Alexey Maslov
Kamchatka Fisheries Research
Institute

Igor Shpilenok
iLCP Fellow, Photographer

Oleg Alekseev
RENOVA Group of Comapanies

Yvon Chouinard
Owner, Patagonia

John Kitzhaber
Former Governor of Oregon

U.S.Congressman Mike
Thompson (D-CA)

Tom Brokaw
Television journalist and Author

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