World Salmon Council

Salmon Watch is an “innovative program that brings together people from all walks of life and many diverse interest groups for the common goal of educating our youth and helping revitalize salmon populations and habitat.”

– Governor John Kitzhaber, State of Oregon

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Founded in 2012, World Salmon Council is a 501(c)(3), environmental nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to educate, engage, and empower local communities in wild salmon sustainability. The organization was created to revitalize and expand the award-winning Salmon Watch environmental education program throughout the Pacific Northwest.

It was originally created by Oregon Trout in 1993; Salmon Watch has been run under the auspices of World Salmon Council since 2012. This program is designed to educate the next generation of decision makers about the importance of wild salmon conservation in watershed management. Through learning about the plight of the wild salmon the students are inspired to become responsible and life-long stewards of our natural world.

Salmon Watch includes teacher and volunteer training, classroom instruction, streamside field trips to observe spawning salmon, and community service projects to benefit wild salmon and watersheds. The program has educated more than 60,000 students across much of Oregon over the past two decades. In 2014, Salmon Watch will educate 50 teachers, more than 1500 students, and hundreds of volunteers in the Portland metro and Mid-Columbia Gorge areas.

World Salmon Council invites you to support and get involved in its efforts to promote wild salmon sustainability in local communities.  Volunteers are needed to help educate kids in the field and to help organize student community service projects. No special expertise or previous experience is required. Tax-deductible donations from businesses and individuals are also gratefully accepted.

If you’d like to inquire more about the WSC and how River Capital supports their efforts feel free to contact Michael Knapp at 503-706-2001 or email him at

To contact the WSC, please visit  their WEBSITE or contact Lizanne Saunders, WSC’s Executive Director, at or 503-516-3104.