Portland, December 4th, 2013. Over 80 Wild Salmon Center(WSC) supporters gathered for a special luncheon with Governor John Kitzhaber at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center. The Governor and WSC President Guido Rahr recognized regional champions for wild salmon and discussed future conservation opportunities in Oregon’s coastal watersheds. It was a chance for activists like Diane Hall, Executive Director at the The Bill Healy Foundation; Reegan Rae; Valerie Wilson, Scholarship Specialist at The Bill Healy Foundation to network. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)
Guido Rahr, President and CEO of Wild Salmon Center, and Pam Wiley, Willamette River Initiative Manager at Meyer Memorial Trust.
Governor Kitzhaber (center) stands with Wild Salmon Center and their partners in protecting wild salmon strongholds.
Guido Rahr (Wild Salmon Center), Tom Byler (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board), Joe Furia (Freshwater Trust), Krystyna Wolniakowski (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation), Maggie Peyton (Upper Nehalem Watershed Council), Allison Hensey (Oregon Environmental Council), Governor John Kitzhaber, Steve Wise (Sandy River Basin Watershed Council), Scott Turo (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), Russell Hoeflich (The Nature Conservancy), Mark Trenholm (Wild Salmon Center), Eric Riley (Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers), and Cara Rose (National Fish and Wildlife foundation).
Clay Newton; Julie Kuchepatov (WSC); David Finkel (WSC); Fraser Rieche (WSC Board).
The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim. It identifies science-based solutions to sustain wild salmonids and the human communities and livelihoods that depend on them.