Solutions to sustain the wild salmon ecosystems of the North Pacific.

Salmon play a critical ecological role throughout their life-cycle: from the streams where they hatch, to estuaries, to the open ocean, and back to their native streams where they spawn and die. And they are vital to the commercial and cultural lives of the communities that depend upon them.

Salmon thrive in Alaska, northern British Columbia and Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. In these regions, great migrations of wild salmon still return to the rivers each year to spawn.

From 2001 to 2017, the Moore Foundation awarded grants to support work with partners across the North Pacific to ensure that these salmon ecosystems remain healthy.

Specific strategies include the following:

  • Maintain healthy habitat in key watersheds
  • Ensure sustainable management of salmon fisheries
  • Promote natural resource use practices that are compatible with maintaining healthy salmon systems

With an aim to harmonize the needs of fish, people and ecosystems, the foundation has supported efforts to ensure that wild salmon and the communities that depend on them continue to thrive.

As of June 2017, this initiative is awarding no new grants, though the work of our partners and grantees continues to support healthy wild salmon populations through projects across the North Pacific Rim. For questions about the initiative, please use Scroll down to see related grants that supported this work, and for inspiring stories of enduring impact generated by the many organizations and individuals committed to conserving wild salmon ecosystems. 


Promoting a healthy North Pacific salmon ecosystem.


Wild Salmon of the North Pacific

Across the North Pacific, wild salmon nourish more than 100 different species and feed a $3 billion industry, sustaining local jobs, economies and communities
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    Apr 2001

  • grants to date


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