Posts by sarahwarnock


Nautilus staff recently organized the first Washington Alaska Salmon Learning Exchange, which brought together salmon leaders from both states to share salmon stories and efforts to ensure healthy salmon and people systems persist throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The goal of the four-day driving tour was to learn from the experiences of the many people working to restore depleted salmon populations in Washington and share...

(April 2018, Southeast Alaska) It’s low tide in Petersburg and early spring migrants have just arrived–tiny yellow-rumped warblers that search the seaweed for invertebrates. Normally birds of the forest, it’s still too chilly for their mainstay diet, land-based insects. It’s the sea that provides for them now, as it has for the Tlingit for thousands of years, for Norwegian settlers a century ago, and for the...

Promoting Salmon Literacy

Promoting Salmon Literacy


Posted By on April 17, 2018

Alaskans care deeply about salmon. A survey of 2,068 Alaskans by DHM for The Salmon Project revealed that nine out of 10 respondents viewed their connection to wild salmon as important — most viewed it as very important.  In the 2013 Salmon Project survey Alaskan Connections to the Wild Salmon Resources, Alaskans gave many reasons for their profound sense of connection to salmon: Nearly seven in 10 respondents felt “strongly...

Edinburgh Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the first International Year of Salmon (IYS) Outreach Workshop, held this past March in Scotland’s capital city. Hosted by the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), the workshop brought together science communicators from across the northern hemisphere to share ideas on raising awareness of wild salmon...

March 20, 2018 — Bethel, Alaska It’s the first day of spring in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and from horizon to horizon, this snow-covered landscape is ‘browning up’. Change is a given in this subarctic region and the people who’ve thrived here for millenia have done so by adapting to both short and long-term climate cycles. Anthropogenic climate warming has brought something new to the YK Delta – change so rapid it’s...

Thursday February 15 marks the first public rollout of the Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP) project at Alaska Forum on the Environment’s ‘Salmon Day’ at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The SASAP project, a collaboration of Nautilus and partner NCEAS, is a novel interdisciplinary data synthesis effort with the goal to strengthen understanding of Alaska’s salmon and people systems, and prioritize future research, monitoring and...

Alaska’s five active Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHP) are part of a national network of voluntary, place-based collaboratives working to conserve the land and water resources. Where there’s partners, there’s get-togethers and the Matanuska-Susitna FHP Science and Conservation Symposium Nov. 8-9 drew researchers, managers, policy-makers and others together to share knowledge of a very cherished resource: local native...

The 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives Conference took place this past week in Anchorage, drawing more than 5000 people from around the state to connect, debate policy, and celebrate and strengthen their cultures. From Native artists to NASA, the conference drew hundreds of exhibitors as well. Nautilus was there too, partnering with the Alaska Humanities Forum to create an inviting space to share smoked fish and salmon stories with...