Preserving salmon and restoring their river habitats
Swimming hundreds of miles upstream to spawn, Salmon breeds such as coho, Chinook, chum, and steelhead are vital to the local environment. Wildlife relies on salmon for food, and people rely on salmon as an economic stabilizer. When salmon populations are in decline, the entire ecosystem suffers. Due to years of human activity and land development, salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest are diminishing.
To combat this problem, the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund has given a grant to Columbia Land Trust, a regional nonprofit that is working hard to restore important salmon spawning, migration, and rearing habitats while galvanizing people to actively participate in conservation efforts. With our support, Columbia Land Trust is making significant progress in their salmon restoration project and in acquiring conservation easements from landowners in the region.
To learn about Columbia Land Trust’s work, explore the projects listed below, or read a blog entry here.
Columbia Land Trust’s salmon restoration project works to restore salmon habitats in the Pacific Northwest to their historical condition by reconnecting tidal wetlands, controlling invasive weeds, and planting native trees and shrubs.
With support from the LEX-NG Fund, the Columbia Land Trust identifies and acquires conservation properties along the Columbia River watershed, preserving their natural beauty and habitats for generations to come.