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Five species, five great salmon pieces

A splash of salmon stories from around Alaska!


The Salmon Project

A snack-sized splash of salmon stories from around Alaska! Remember, now that it's fall, 5 Bites only comes every other week!


A Visual Journey with Clark James Mishler
Clark Mishler is one of Alaska's most well known and beloved portrait photographers. In this Frontier Scientists film, he collects photos from decades spent with one family at their home and fish camp in Kwethluk. Clark explores the seasonality of food harvest, from ducks to salmon to berries—a perfect reflection during this change of season. 
Watch the video. 

Eating Salmon in 9752 B.C. 
In Interior Alaska, to the east of Delta Junction, in what is today a birch forest, archaeologists have discovered evidence that salmon was part of the diet of some of Alaska's earliest inhabitants. Their discovery is the "earliest evidence of salmon consumption in the Americas."   
Learn about the Upward Sun River site. 

Salmon Life: To the Kenai, with Love
In July, we sent photographer Nathaniel Wilder on assignment to the Kenai River to document Alaskans living the Salmon Life. Nathaniel captured love, friendship, childhood joy, family, and adventure.
See Nathaniel's photo story. 

Our Book: Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project
With the arrival of fall it's time to pick up your copy of the book we created in partnership with editor Nancy Lord and dozens of Alaska authors and story-sharers. These thoughtful pieces reflect on how salmon fits into our Alaskans ways of life, including the lessons from the past, and our hopes for the future. 
Learn more and get your copy of this powerful book.

20 Things That Make You Awesome
We can't resist sharing this once more. Alaskans are passionate about their salmon, but also often ask us what they can do to make sure it's around for their grandkids. Here are 20 ways that you can be a powerful part of a salmon-filled future. 
Download the eBook. 

Thanks for reading! Happy fishing.

Erin, Miriam & Zoé from The Salmon Project



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