Olympic Peninsula-Puget Sound-North Cascades Ecosystem

Olympic Peninsula-Puget Sound-North Cascades Ecosystem

Perhaps no species has been more central to the fabric of life in the Pacific Northwest than the salmon. The preservation of wild salmon is directly linked to the health of other life and ecosystems in the region. Salmon famously swim upstream, and for millennia they have been bringing in nutrients from the oceans to recreate the soil that supports the world's largest temperate rainforest, stretching from northern California to southern Alaska. Read more.

salmon (genus Oncorhynchus)