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. Our founder, Jim Youngren, had a clear vision from day one – to restore salmon and steelhead for the Pacific Northwest. 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, and 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.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
LLTK is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self‐expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well. It is essential that each of us help to facilitate a collaborative and supportive team environment to create quality solutions and provide professional and personal fulfillment.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio‐economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.