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Core Partners & Coalitions

How can we ensure that the Pacific’s great stronghold rivers survive, so that we can deliver them to the next generation? The answer lies in large part with strong community-based organizations. They have the knowledge and authenticity to navigate local politics, and the ability to leverage residents’ passion for their home waters. They are the first and last line of defense.

Wild Salmon Center focuses on supporting local partners on stronghold rivers. WSC has helped create 13 organizations and supported dozens more over the years. We provide funding, legal support, communications strategy, scientific expertise—whatever they need. Our job is to help these groups secure a future for salmon.

  • Moose and calf in Khabarovsk
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    Khabarovsk Wildlife Foundation

    The Khabarovsk regional grassroots organization Khabarovsk Wildlife Foundation (KWF) was created by Alexander Kulikov in February 1993 with the mission to protect unique and diverse ecosystems and conserve them for future …

  • Sakhalin Environment Watch
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    Sakhalin Environment Watch

    Over the past two decades, Sakhalin Environment Watch (SEW) has emerged as one of the Russian Far East’s foremost defenders of salmon and the environment. Sakhalin Island experienced a large …

  • Skeena River
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    Mobilizing local communities, First Nations, and conservation advocates to protect the Skeena SkeenaWild Conservation Trust was formed in 2007 as a regional conservation initiative with the goal of making the Skeena …

  • Queets River, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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    Washington Coast Salmon Partnership

    The Washington Coast contains 50% of the state’s non-endangered salmon and steelhead runs. Protecting these salmon strongholds offers a cost-effective and efficient path to achieve wild salmon recovery in Washington. The …

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    Babine River Foundation

    In 2019 the Wild Salmon Center launched the Babine Partnership in collaboration with the Babine River Foundation to advance our shared conservation goals in the Babine. The Babine River, a …

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    For two decades, Boomerang Club’s mission has been to teach human respect for nature. Since 2001, Boomerang chair Valentina Mezentseva and her colleagues have stepped up to fill knowledge gaps …

  • Susitna aerial with Denali in background
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    Susitna River Coalition

    The Susitna River Coalition includes a growing community that supports a free-flowing Susitna River and the strong fisheries and recreational and tourism economy it sustains. The coalition is now more than 16,000 individuals, groups, …

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    Mongolia River Outfitters

    Across their range in Asia, giant Siberian taimen are under threat, due to habitat loss and unsustainable fishing pressure. As large fishing targets, harvest of taimen is a big cause …