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Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

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We work to harmonize the needs of fish, people and ecosystems to ensure that wild salmon and the communities that depend on them continue to thrive. Together with our partners and grantees, we have supported healthy wild salmon populations through projects such as the following: 

  • historic agreement between the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the province of British Columbia provided for habitat conservation and sustainable resource management in the Taku watershed. It created a system of protected areas the size of Yellowstone National Park and prohibited commercial logging in conservation areas covering more than seven million acres. The agreement also established a joint governing process that empowers the Taku River Tlingit First Nation to play a significant role in future decisions about mining and other development in the region.