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Salmon of the West
What is a salmon?
Why are salmon in trouble?
Who is in charge?
Voices of the West
Wild/Hatchery: a difference?
Why you should care
What is the FWS doing?
What you can do

The people of the Pacific Northwest are as diverse and resilient as the salmon that grace our waters. To Northwesterners, salmon mean different things. To some people, salmon are a livelihood. To others, salmon may be seen as an impediment to their livelihood. In this section of the Web site, you will come to understand some varying views. Perhaps after you have explored the information on this Web site and learned more about salmon and what they mean to us as a region, you may change your own answer to the following question: What do salmon mean to you?

Voices of the West - "What do salmon mean to you?"

School child
Spokane tribal member with child
Windsurfer Rancher
Business owner
all images photo credit: FWS - Spring Creek NFH


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