With salmon as our guide, we’ve created programs that span from watershed level in-stream recovery, to basin-wide planning efforts, to major international research initiatives.
From our earliest days as a single project in one coastal watershed, through our work as a pioneer of conservation fish rearing in Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands, to our coordination of many impressive regional recovery efforts, LLTK has become an international leader in the improvement of science and management for salmon in Northwest waters.
Our driving force and our central motivation has always been the fish itself. Migrating from remote wild streams through estuaries like the Puget Sound, to the Pacific Ocean and back, salmon connect our communities, bringing the mountains to the sea. Along their journey, they interact with fishers, ferries and freighters, with boaters and swimmers, and with the multitude of other species that inhabit our waterways.
Protecting and preserving salmon requires connecting the dots between the myriad impacts they face during their epic life-cycles; bringing together the people whom they encounter at each stage to work collectively toward mitigating those impacts. LLTK has been doing just that since 1986; building a brighter future for fish and people.