It supports a coordinated effort by salmon recovery organizations, lead entities, regional fisheries enhancement groups, conservation districts, nonprofits, and state, federal, and tribal governments to restore and sustain salmon and steelhead and the habitats upon which they depend.
Saving Salmon for the Future
Washington’s salmon recovery network comprises a sustained, decades-long effort by thousands of people and the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars across the state to restore salmon and the clean water and land that sustain them.
The benefits are multiple for the:
- Enjoyment and health of residents
- Fishing-dependent economies, particularly in rural areas
- Culture, particularly for the 29 federally recognized treaty tribes in Washington
State of Salmon
To learn more about how salmon are doing in your community, visit the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office’s State of Salmon report.
- Story Map: Saving southern resident Orcas
- Video: Making Way for Salmon
- Video: Restoring Deception Pass State Parks’ Bowman Bay Beach (Project 15-1367)
- Video: Fixing Washington’s culverts to remove fish barriers
- Video: The Chinook salmon, the Green River and Kent
- Video: Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Chinook recovery efforts: River of Kings
Photo by Charles Espey