Long-term Challenges to Alaska’s Salmon and Salmon-Dependent Communities
November 1–3, 2016
Contact: Milo Adkison, firstname.lastname@example.org • 907-796-5452
Although salmon populations and the ecosystems that support them are relatively healthy in Alaska compared to those in other regions, increasing population size, urbanization, and climate change are long-term current and future challenges. Salmon-dependent communities are affected by fluctuations in abundance and price, the gradual erosion of access to the resource, the high cost of living in these communities, and many other economic and social challenges. Thus, Alaska is at, or will soon be at, a crossroads for making decisions that will have lasting impacts on salmon and the communities linked to salmon.
This workshop focuses on identifying and addressing long-term challenges to Alaska’s salmon, and also on long-term challenges to communities that depend on salmon. Two days of public discussion and presentations will start the workshop, followed by a day of breakout sessions to develop action plans addressing key issues identified in the public workshop. Action plans will tackle the major challenges faced by salmon and salmon-dependent communities, identifying policy, community, and research priorities.
The registration fee for this workshop is $50 if paid on or before October 28, 2016. The late registration fee will be $75 after October 28.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Hotel (820 W. 7th Ave.) for $99.00 per night. Please use this link to reserve your room at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.
Don't miss the Salmon Life storytelling event after the workshop on November 3! Inspired by the popular Arctic Entries show, the evening will feature seven storytellers who will each tell a 7-minute tale about the magic and mayhem of living a life full of salmon. Tickets are available at Brown Bag Tickets.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
- Alaska Sea Grant
- National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
- Alaska's Salmon Habitat Partnerships
- The Salmon Project
- Bristol Bay Habitat Land Trust
- Milo Adkison (chair), University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Jessica Black, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Courtney Carothers, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Paula Cullenberg, Alaska Sea Grant
- Rachel Donkersloot, Alaska Marine Conservation Council
- Erin Harrington, The Salmon Project
- Steve Langdon, University of Alaska Anchorage, emeritus
- Nicole Kimball, Pacific Seafood Processors Association
- Megan McPhee, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Carrie Stevens, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Eric Volk, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, retired
- Peter Westley, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Caroline Brown, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Ian Dutton, Nautilus Impact Investing
- Deborah Hart, Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership
- Aaron Martin, US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Andrea Sanders, First Alaskans Institute
- Daniel Schindler, University of Washington
- Charles Swanton, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Tim Troll, Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust
- Norm Van Vactor, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation
- Gale Vick, Tanana Chiefs Conference