In 2011, we began offering
an annual winter Speaker Series, bringing monthly guests to our headquarters in
King Salmon. Speakers gave presentations in the office conference room, and
also at the Bristol Bay School in Naknek. As the program grew, speakers added
live web presentations to all the schools of Lake and Peninsula Borough. Some
guests are also asked to deliver programs at other venues, like the Martin
Monsen Library in Naknek or the Naknek Native Village Council.
Past guest speakers have
Alaska Geographic provides funding to cover travel for guest speakers and thank-you gifts. Their
support is essential to the success of the program.
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Many of the salmon from the world’s most valuable sockeye salmon fishery (Bristol Bay) spawn in the streams that originate on Refuge lands.