Workshop will focus on salmon challenges

A workshop focused on identifying long-term challenges to Alaska salmon and communities dependent on salmon is scheduled for Nov 1-3 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.

Organizers with Alaska Sea Grant say that Alaska’s salmon populations and ecosystems supporting them are relatively healthy, but increasing population, urbanization and climate change present long-term future challenges.

Speakers on the first day of the workshop will tackle subjects ranging from habitat protections and community monitoring to long-term changes in the environment.

Ed Fogels, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, is slated to speak on the permitting process for non-renewable resource development.

The second day of the workshop will focus on salmon-dependent communities, including a panel discussion on salmon markets and economics.

Breakout groups on habitat protection, salmon markets and economics, salmon governance and more are slated for the final day of the workshop.


The registration fee is $50 if paid by Oct. 28, and $75 after that date.

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