World Salmon Council

About Us

World Salmon Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education for-purpose organization.

Our mission is to provide experiential education and encounters with Pacific wild salmon to connect students and adults with nature and empower community engagement.

Founded in 2012, World Salmon Council is currently focused solely on delivering and expanding the Salmon Watch program. Salmon Watch was founded by Oregon Trout (later The Freshwater Trust) in 1993. Over the past two decades, the program has educated more than 60,000 schoolchildren in Oregon. The program was discontinued by The Freshwater Trust at the end of 2010 (due to a shift in organizational mission) and reestablished by World Salmon Council to serve communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.