Posts by sarahwarnock


“My goal for the long run is to have healthy communities, healthy individuals, healthy Alaska. We deserve that.”      —Mike Williams, Akiak (SASAP working group member) Last week NII collaborated with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and other partners in the State of Alaska Salmon and People project (SASAP) to review how indigenous knowledge has been engaged in SASAP to date and to develop...

Researchers from NII’s multi-partner project State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) joined keynote speaker Chris Oliver, Asst. Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, last week on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula to discuss the intersection of salmon, science, policy, culture and industry. SASAP researchers Dr. Pete Rand and Dr. Krista Oke along with Data Task Force member Dr. Meagan Krupa presented their research at the Kenai...

Kenai Learning Exchange

Kenai Learning Exchange


Posted By on July 20, 2018

By Amy Lowndes Nautilus staff recently visited Alaska’s fishing hotspot, the Kenai Peninsula, to learn more about the area’s unique cultural, ecological, and policy issues from Kenai River’s diverse salmon stakeholders. The Kenai Peninsula is home to a wealth of salmon runs that support world-class sportfish and commercial fishing industries, several personal use fisheries, and an Educational Fishery set net...

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...