Did You Know?
The oldest verified fossil for a freshwater version of the salmon is 50 million years old. Five to six million years ago salmon had fangs, weighed over 500 pounds, and were ten feet long. The modern Pacific Salmon emerged about two million years ago in the cold mountain streams of the Pacific Northwest.
Who We Are
The World Salmon Council is a nonprofit organization providing environmental education in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to provide accessible, experiential education about Pacific wild salmon and their ecosystem to connect students and adults with nature and to ignite and empower community engagement.
We have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and are a for-purpose environmental education organization.
About Salmon Watch
Using salmon as the focal point, Salmon Watch provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in the classroom, field study and in-stream observation, and community service projects. It only costs $45 per student to give them the opportunity to experience firsthand in a meaningful way the wonders of the natural world. Help us get more kids into nature!