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From the Director

Growing up near the beach in Budd Inlet, I spent countless hours turning over rocks, swimming, digging clams, collecting oysters, and fishing for piling perch, flounder, and dogfish. I will never forget the first coastal cutthroat I caught casting off my neighbor’s dock. It fought hard and when landed, I could not help but marvel at the beautiful array of colors and patterns on its scales.

Salmon’s Food Web

Salmon’s Food Web

Hover over an area on the image to learn more about our work at that place in the salmon food web.

To learn more about all of our projects, approaches, and how you can get involved, visit our website at www.lltk.org

Salmon’s Food Web
About Salmon About Forage Fish About Orcas About Zooplankton About Habitat About People

About Salmon

Increased diversity in our Chinook salmon populations may be the ticket to their recovery. LLTK and our partners are conducting hatchery release experiments throughout Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia. We’re focused on determining whether increased diversity of hatchery salmon will improve their survival and help return older, larger fish.

In 2019:

  • LLTK and partners are investigating the sources of toxic flame retardants in the Snohomish and Nisqually Rivers; looking to remove the source of this stressor on out-migrating fish.
  • We’ve learned that up to 50% of juvenile steelhead that make it to Hood Canal Bridge are eaten when they can’t navigate this barrier. We’re engineering innovative solutions to help them survive.

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About Forage Fish

We've learned that herring and sand lance are critical to the diets of juvenile salmon. But their importance doesn’t stop there. Healthy populations of forage fish can also serve to satiate predators like seals and seabirds that might otherwise consume juvenile salmon, helping more of our young migrants survive.

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About Orcas

As a member of the Governor’s Southern Resident Orca Task Force, LLTK has been able to use knowledge gained from our Salish Sea Marine Survival Project to recommend novel hatchery management methods, estuary restoration, an ecosystem approach to predation management, forage fish recovery, zooplankton monitoring, and improvements to wastewater treatment.

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About Zooplankton

Zooplankton are an irreplaceable food source for forage fish and salmon in Puget Sound. In 2019, LLTK launched two zooplankton monitoring projects through our Salish Sea Marine Survival Project; we then worked with the State Legislature to secure support for ongoing annual monitoring.

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About Habitat

Healthy salmon need healthy habitat. LLTK is working hard to improve our salmon’s access to vital spawning and rearing habitat. In 2019, we supported American Rivers and the City of Bellingham in securing funds to remove the Middle Fork Nooksack Diversion Dam. We supported work to address barriers at the Ballard Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

In 2019:

  • LLTK and partners began investigating the sources of toxic flame retardants in the Snohomish and Nisqually Rivers; looking to remove the source of this stressor on out-migrating fish.
  • We learned that up to 50% of juvenile steelhead that make it to Hood Canal Bridge are eaten when they can’t navigate this barrier. We’re engineering innovative solutions to help them survive.

Learn More:

About People

Broadening awareness about the issues facing salmon creates a more informed citizenry, equipped with the tools they need to advocate for salmon. Our Survive the Sound campaign engages and empowers a new generation of salmon stewards. 

In 2019:

  • We hosted 500 visitors at our Lilliwaup and Glenwood Springs Field Stations
  • We had 7,400 Survive the Sound participants
  • 2,000 educators reported serving more than 200,000 students with our free curriculum
  • 68% of these educators did not have salmon education as part of their curriculum prior to participating

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Stakeholders

Click on the names below to hear from some of the stakeholders who support Long Live the Kings’ work.


HILARY FRANZ, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands

Washington’s tidelands are critical to the survival of our salmon, orcas, and people. That’s why I’m so proud of the work of my agency and partners like Long Live the Kings. In partnership, we bring some of the world’s most brilliant minds together to ensure our waters continue to be productive and healthy.

I’m particularly proud of initiatives like our zooplankton monitoring, which tells us the health of this tiny foundational species of the Salish Sea food web. These building blocks of the complex nearshore ecosystem give us insights into how climate change and water quality are impacting the aquatic lands on which our ecology and our economy are so reliant. With this information, we can better target our efforts to restore healthy habitat for the oysters, salmon and orcas that have sustained people for millennia.

With salmon runs continuing to decline and orca calves fighting for survival, our work to restore estuaries, remove fish barriers, address ocean acidification, and restore habitat in Puget Sound is critical to preserving what makes Washington so special. By continuing this work through broad, holistic partnerships, we ensure our lands and waters will be healthy for future generations, and honor the legacy handed to us by our ancestors.

STEPHANIE SOLIEN, Co-Chair, Southern Resident Orca Task Force

Saving salmon is likely to be the most important part of our fight to save our southern resident orcas.  LLTK is a strong and respected advocate for salmon on the Governor’s Orca Recovery Task Force. They bring the latest scientific research to help us make better smarter decisions.  LLTK is an outstanding leader and valued partner in helping to save these Pacific Northwest Icons.

JJ GOULD, Board of Directors, Anthony's Restaurants

My family has been very fortunate to be able to enjoy the bounty of the Pacific Northwest for several generations. We treasure and celebrate the return of salmon with deep appreciation and we want future generations to be able to enjoy that same bounty of fresh seafood as deeply as we have. We began a partnership with Long Live the Kings because of their mission and dedication to salmon and steelhead recovery. Their actions to protect our marine ecosystem are so crucial to preserve our natural resources and we are so grateful for all the work and research they put into their mission.

At Anthony’s, we exemplify that same level of passion for fresh seafood and one of the cornerstones of our company’s foundation is to provide the finest quality seafood to our guests. We have a deep-rooted dedication to protect the seafood industry for future generations and is one of many reasons why we feel it is so important to support organizations like Long Live the Kings who are fighting to protect those natural resources.

 

Financials

Support | Expenses

Support: $2,880,794  |  Expenses: $2,971,660

      Financial information from 2018 Federal 990 Report

      While current year expenses exceed revenue, a carry-forward compensated for the difference.


      Sources of Support

      Government: $1,823,266*

      Foundations: $354,213

      Nonprofits: $82,809

      Private: $620,506

      *Includes: International Commissions, Federal, State, and Other


       Learn More:

      Download our 2019 printed Annual Report |  Meet our Board | Meet our Staff

      Partners


      Thank you to our 2018 project partners.


       

      Canfisco (CA)
      City of Bellingham
      Cowichan Tribes (CA)
      Fisheries and Oceans Canada (CA)
      Groundfish Forum
      Hama Hama Company
      Hood Canal Coordinating Council
      Integral Consulting
      Jefferson County
      King County
      Kitsap County
      Kwiaht
      Lake Washington / Cedar / Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8)
      Leauge of Women Voters
      Lilliwaup Falls Generating Company
      Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
      Mason County
      Maya and Gordon Christopher Foundation (CA)
      Mentor Law Company
      Moran State Park
      Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
      National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
      NOAA Fisheries
      Nootka Marine Adventures
      Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
      Ocean Networks Canada (CA)
      Pacific Crest Seafoods (CA)
      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      Pacific Northwest Salmon Center

      Point-No-Point Treaty Council
      Port Metro Vancouver (Canada)
      Port of Seattle
      Q13 FOX News
      Robbins Family
      Simon Fraser University (CA)
      Skagit System Cooperative
      Skagit Watershed Council
      Smith-Root
      Squaxin Island Tribe
      Stewardship Partners
      Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
      Trout Unlimited
      University of British Columbia (CA)
      University of Victoria (CA)
      University of Washington
      US Fish and Wildlife Service
      US Forest Service
      US Geological Survey
      US Navy
      Washington Department of Ecology
      Washington Department of Natural Resources
      Washington Department of Transportation
      Washington Environmental Council
      Washington Salmon Coalition
      Western Washington University
      YMCA Camp Orkila

      Donors


      Thank you to our 2018 Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and In-Kind donors.

      Donors listed represent fully tax-deductible gifts made to LLTK, not included are purchases for merchandise, auction items, tickets, etc.


       

      INDIVIDUAL DONORS

      $50K +

      BRYCE & SUSAN RHODES

      JIM & KATHY YOUNGREN

       

      $20k-$49,999

      MARIE MENTOR

      GARY & VICTORIA REED

       

      $10k-$19,999

      TOM ALBERG & JUDI BECK

      DOUG & NANCY BOYDEN

      DAVID M. DUFENHORST

      KATHY ALVORD GERLICH

      JOHN HARRIS & CYNTHIA ADKINS

      MARTHA KONGSGAARD

      JIM KRAFT & DOMINIQUE POSY

      EMERY RHODES

      STEVEN & BARBARA SPENCE

      MICHAEL VOEGTLIN & PAM

      PEARSON

      $5k-$9,999

      PETE HIGGINS & LESLIE MAGID

      DOUG & NAN LITTLE

      STEVE & GLORIA PUMPHREY

      MIKE & LESLIE SCHROEDER

      DR. ART & ANGELA SEGAL

      JOHN TEUTSCH & MARY FOSTER

      GEORGIA & JEFF VINCENT

       

      $2,500-$4,999

      GERRY E. ADAMS

      CARL G. BEHNKE

      BRIAN & LISA BOGEN

      BILL DRISCOLL & LISA HOFFMAN

      SCOTT & KARIN GRIMM

      GAYLORD M. KELLOGG

      ANNE KROEKER & RICHARD LEEDS

      DENNY MILLER

      COLIN & MARTHA MOSELEY

      RORY L. O’CONNOR

      RICK & ELIZABETH POST

      STEPHANIE SOLIEN & FRANK

      GREER

      $1K-$2,499

      TESS BACKES

      BUTCH & LAURA BOAD

      BILL BRYANT & BARBARA FEASEY

      AMY & STEVE BURNS

      ERIC & SUSAN CARLSON

      DAVID CASTOR

      TOM & JANE COGAN

      TOM & JANE COLLINS

      MINTA CRAFTS & DANNY DRAPER

      NORM & SUZANNE DICKS

      DAVID DOUGLASS

      BRANDON ELIEFF

      KEN FRANCIS

      MAUREEN S. FRISCH

      RICHARD & KATHLEEN

      GLASSBURN

      JEFF & LINDA GOULD

      LEAH HAIR

      GERALD & LENA HIRSCHLER

      LARRY HUBBLE & SHELLEY

      BUTLER

      REX & NANCY HUNGERFORD

      GEORGE & EMILY JAQUETTE

      MATTHEW & SARA KELLOGG

      RANDALL KING

      BRIAN & ANNETTE LARSON

      MARK MCCULLOUGH

      DAVID L. MILLARD

      ERIK NELSON

      THOMAS J. NISBET

      DOUG & NANCY NORBERG

      BRIAN & LORNA RIDDELL

      BRIAN & LINDA ROE

      DON & KARYN SCHMIDT

      CHARLES SCHWEIZER

      RANDY & SUSAN SCOTT

      MICHAEL & JUDY SEAR

      GARY SMITH & KAREN EKBLAD

      SMITH

      PHIL & MAGGIE STALCUP

      CARLYN KAISER STARK

      TIM C. THOMPSON

      JAMES WALDO

      LESLIE WALKER

      SHERI WARD

      GEOFFREY & NANCY WHITE

      NORMAN WINN

      DAWN WINTERS


      $500-$999

      ASTRID ATKINSON

      BRIAN & KAREN BANSER

      BILL & LYNDA BAXTER

      PAT & KATHY BICKFORD

      KEN & MARIANN CARRASCO

      MICHAEL DEVANY & TRACY BISHOP

      GRAHAM & GINNY DORLAND

      MICHAEL EVANS

      RHONDA GARDNER & CHRIS

      WALFORD

      KIM GARDNER

      CHRIS GARVIN

      ANDREW J. GERDE

      RON & DEBBY GIARD

      JOHN GLEASON

      GORDON & SALLY GRANSTON

      SCOTT GUNNING

      ERIC HALL & SUSAN WILSON

      GARY & DIANNE HAYDEN

      LANE HOSS & VERNE BENEDICT

      BOB & BARBARA JIRSA

      CHRIS JONES & JOANNE RINGEN

      HEATHER & DARREN JONES

      ILZE JONES

      CHARLES & LESLIE KELLOGG

      CAROLYN KELLY

      MARK & CYNTHIA KONECNY

      CHRISTINA KOONS & JIM MCINTIRE

      DAVE & ADELE KRAFT

      JIM LAUGEN & PETER NGOBE

      GEORGE A. LAWSON

      LARRY C. LESTELLE

      DARLA MARCHI

      COLLINS MARSHALL

      CHUCK & CHARLI MEACHAM

      ART MIN

      MICHAEL NELSON & SANDRA GANT

      MARK & PEGGY NORMAN

      SUSAN O’NEIL & DAVE GORTON

      DAVID OVERTON

      MARK PRUGAR

      GREG & MEGAN PURSELL

      LYNN & ED RAISL

      JAMES ROBART & MARI JALBING

      ARTHUR & VIRGINIA ROBBINS

      JAMES SAMUEL

      ANNE & DICK SCROGGS

      LISA & JIM SEEB

      TERRY & LOUISE SMALL

      KRISTIN & KYLE SUGAMELE

      DAVID TROUTT & JEAN CARR

      CELIA WALKER

      RON WALLACE

      DIANE & JAMES WEAVER

      JACQUES WHITE & BETH KOUTSKY

      MITCH WILK

      WILLIAM WURTS

      JOHN HALSEY WURTS

      DOUGLAS ZELLERS

       

      $250-$499

      JENMARIE AGAPOFF

      MICHAEL BENANAV

      DALE & LAURA BETHEL

      RON & KATHY BROWN

      JUDITH & JULIUS BUDOS

      MARGARET CLANCY

      CATHY COCHRANE

      MARK & SUE COCHRUN

      TOBY & SARAH COOPER

      MARY CRAWFORD

      HANS DAUBENBERGER

      MARIE & MICHAEL DEBELL

      DAVID & BARBARA DOUGHERTY

      ROGER & SHARI DRAPER

      JAN & GREG DROBNICK

      JIM & SUSAN DYER

      PAM & PAUL ELSNER

      RICK & PAM ENDICOTT

      ROB ENDICOTT

      HENRY FERTITTA

      BRIAN FOLZ

      DAVID & JUDITH FRAME

      JAY FREDERICKSEN

      JULIE M. GARDNER

      HERBERT MILTON GOULD IV

      PAUL GRIMM

      WAYNE & REBECCA HAESEL

      SARAH HANKE

      RANDALL & MARCIA HEATH

      PER & MIMI HEGGELUND

      JAMES & GRACE HOFFMANN

      BO JANES & ANDREW NICHOLS

      MARK JOHNSEN & LYNNE ALEXANDER

      JEFF & BRIDGET JOHNSON

      GREGORY KENNEY

      JERRY & MARCIE KINDINGER

      ROBIN KING

      CELINDA C. LAKE

      ROY LEVIN & JAN THOMSON

      BRIAN LUNDEEN

      ANDREW MANGAN

      WILL MENTOR

      BRAD MEWHORT

      ERIN MIGA

      PETER MURCHIE

      TIM & MARY PAT O’NEIL

      SANDRA O’NEIL & TOM QUINN

      PETER & LAURA ORSER

      JOSEPH PAVEL

      JOHN & MARGARET PETRIE

      BRIANNA POTVIN

      JOHN & ZANNE RHYDER

      WES ROSTIMILY

      ERIN RYAN

      MICHAEL SCHMIDT & COURTNEY WARD

      DAVID SCHOETTLER

      BRIAN & LISA SEPPI

      GRETCHEN SORENSEN

      JOHN STEIN

      WILL STELLE JR.

      WADE & KATHY STRANGE

      EMILY TANNER-MCLEAN

      SARAH K. VALENTINE

      CHRISTOPHER VOSS

      JOHN & CAROLYN WAKE

      PAUL WALDON

      GORDON WALKER

      BRAD WARREN

      ALLA WILLIAMS

      CHRISTINA WILSON

      MARK WINSLOW

      KATHERINE L. WRIGHT

      NORMAN & MARGIE ZIMMERMAN


      $100-249

      Michelle Abedelfatah

      Lauren Adler

      Alison Agness

      Gwen & Dan Alverts

      Eva Marie Bair

      Dawn Ballinger

      Lynne Barre

      Larry Barrett

      Andy Bethel

      Don & Susan Bishop

      Philip Bloch

      Greg & Deborah Boden

      Katie Boer

      Matt Brady

      Jeff Brazda

      Scott Brewer

      Christopher Brown

      David Brown

      Annie Laurie Burke

      Allegra & Jeremy Carscallen

      Joan L. Carter

      Lisa Case

      Nick Castrow

      Alan Chapman

      Scott Chitwood

      Marissa & Doug Clark

      Roger Clark

      Dan & Jan Coates

      Irmgard Conley

      Tristan Peter-Contesse

      Gary G. Coy

      Daniel Crowe

      Mark & Mary Currell

      Wendy Dame

      Steve & Jerri Demiero

      Loren Dickey & Jen Vollmer

      Craig & Jill Dorsey

      Gary Dow

      Anthony Drobnick

      Richard Dunlap

      Paul & Robin Dye

      Dale & Carol Ely

      Elizabeth Emerick

      Mark & Delaine Emmert

      Kate Engel

      Bill Erwert Sr.

      Darryl Felix

      Cynthia A. Firey

      Tony Floor

      Susan Foley

      Angela & Jeremy Foster

      Ardith Fowler

      Larry Franks

      Diana Gale

      Eric J. Garcia

      Jake Geist

      John Gorton

      Matthew Gorton

      Janet Greenlee

      Dan Grimm

      Anne & Ron Gschwend

      Mendy Harlow & Brandon Palmer

      John Hart & Dianne Kornberg

      Dorothy Hass

      Karen Heileson

      Jason Hennig

      Paul Hershberger & Marcia House

      Nelson & Pauline Hester

      Cameron Hewes

      David & Mary Higgins

      Abigail Hook

      John & Maria Horning

      Dan Hougton

      Shaun Hubbard

      Jim Hudson

      Nelson & Tiffany Jay

      Lance & Tamara Joyner

      Neala Kendall

      Michael Kern & Ellen Eskenazi

      Melissa King

      Peter & Diane Kirkman

      Alan Kitchel

      Megan Knight & Alison Mondi

      Ellen J. Koutsky

      James & Janice Koutsky

      William & Catherine Krieger

      Haley Krug

      Art Lange & Barbara Courtney

      Beth LeDoux

      Erin Lee & Stephen Singer

      Mark Lefebvre

      Gilbert Leggett

      Fred Leissler

      Rosalyn Lueck-Mammen

      David & Louise Luthy

      Betsy Lyons

      Megan Malley

      Kevin Malone

      Jay Manning

      Robert Marshall

      Timothy & Margaret Marshall

      Gil & Mary Masters

      Linda Maxson

      Viki Maxwell

      Cynthia & John McComish

      Kevin & Carol McCoy

      Andrew McEniry

      Dennis McLerran

      Stewart & Barbara Mehlman

      Del Miller

      Shyla Miller

      Bruce & Joanne Montgomery

      Jed & Megan Moore

      Colleen Musgrave

      Todd Myers

      Sharon Niedermaier

      Ron & Masami Olsen

      Douglas E. Olson

      Tim W. Ordwing

      Terry & Evangeline O’Sullivan

      Connie Palmersheim

      Nancy Petersen

      Linda Peterson

      Algis & Linda Petrauskas

      Andrew Phisuthikul

      Sandy Playa

      Melissa Podeszwa

      Carl G. Pollard

      Patricia Ralston

      Sam & Kari Richardson

      Jesse Robbins

      Anna Robinson

      Andrea Roper

      Michael Rusch

      Mary Jane Ryan

      Ernest W. Sauerland

      Joel & Jess Scanzon

      Tom & Kathleen Schafer

      Linda & Jeff Schwindt

      Richard Scott

      Eric Seeb

      Caitlyn Shim

      Hedrick Smith

      Matthew Smith

      Susan Smith

      Stu & Patsy Stephens

      Monika Sundbaum

      Anita Taylor

      Sam Tek

      Robert Thompson

      Sheri & Jeff Tonn

      Julie Trout

      Marisa & Terry Tychon

      Matthew Valgenti

      Timothy Vos

      Joy Lee Waltermire

      Eric Ward

      Kevin Werner & Christian Dimaano

      Lenora Westbrook

      Jessica White

      Neal & Holly White

      John S. Willis

      Randall & Krys Wulff

      William & Erin Zackey

      Pam Zeasman

      E.J. Zita

      Les & Judi Zorb


      CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION DONORS

      $250K-$499K

      Environmental Protection Agency

      Pacific Salmon Commission

      Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

      Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office/Salmon Recovery Funding Board

      $100K-$249K

      Anthony’s Restaurants

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

      Tacoma Public Utilities

      Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

      $25K-$99K

      Andeavor

      Laird Norton Family Foundation

      M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

      Nisqually Indian Tribe

      Puget Sound Partnership

      Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

      SeaDoc Society

      $10K-$24K

      American Rivers

      Boeing Company

      Lummi Indian Business Council

      Pacific Salmon Foundation

      Puget Sound Express

      RBC Foundation – USA

      San Juan County Lodge Tax Advisory Council

      Vulcan Inc.

      $5K-$9,999

      Chinook Wines

      Friends of Moran State Park

      Hazel Miller Foundation

      PCC Natural Markets

      Puget Sound Anglers – Bellingham Chapter

      $1K-$4,999

      Clif Bar Family Foundation

      Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

      Earl B. Gilmore Foundation

      Environmental Science Associates

      Facebook

      Jamestown S’klallam Tribe

      Lakeside Industries

      Microsoft Corporation

      MJF Foundation

      Natural Systems Design

      Northwest Marine Technology

      Northwest Marine Trade Association

      Pike Place Chowder

      Pope Resources

      Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

      Ray’s Boathouse

      Roche Harbor Resort

      San Juan Excursions

      Seattle City Light

      Skokomish Indian Tribe

      Tango Card Inc.

      The Tulalip Tribes

      Thompson Consulting Group

      Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

      Wild Fish Conservancy


      IN-KIND DONORS

      5th Ave. Theatre
      8 Arms Community Bakery
      A Spot Tail Salmon Guide
      Alderbrook Resort & Spa
      Alki Kayak Tours
      Anthony’s Restaurants
      Argosy Cruises
      Auclair Winery
      Bakery Nouveau
      Bio-Oregon
      Blueacre Seafood
      Brianna Potvin
      Cabela’s
      Caffe Ladro
      Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co.
      Captain Lee Excursions
      Chinook Book
      Chinook Wines
      Crystal Seas Kayaking
      Duke’s Chowder House
      Estates Wine Room
      Far Bank Enterprises
      Gallery Frames
      Gavelo Auctions
      Grand Central Baking Co.
      Grant Gunderson Photography
      Hama Hama Company
      Hand of God Wines
      HARBORS Magazine
      Heavy Restaurant Group
      Henry Fertitta
      Herbert Milton Gould III
      Hood Canal Adventures
      Inn at Ship Bay
      Jim Youngren
      Kenmore Air
      Lopez Island Creamery
      Madrona Wine Merchants
      Marie Mentor
      Mark Dalton
      Maryhill Winery
      Mike D. Schroeder
      Museum of Flight
      Museum of Pop Culture
      Nootka Marine Adventures

      Northwest Marine Technology
      Northwest Seaplanes
      Novelty Hill Januik
      OOLA Distillery
      Outer Island Excursions
      Pacific Science Center
      Patrick’s Fly Shop
      Perkins Coie LLP
      Publisher’s Mailing Service
      Puget Sound Express
      Q13 Fox Television
      Ray Troll
      Ray’s Boathouse, Inc.
      Red Rabbit Farm
      Redhook Brewery
      Anne Kroeker & Richard Leeds
      Bob & Barbara Jirsa
      Rocky Pond Winery
      Rosario Resort
      Ryan McFarland
      San Juan Excursions
      Seattle Bouldering Project
      Seattle Repertory Theatre
      Seattle Sounders
      Sherpa Adventure Gear
      Smugglers Villa Resort
      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
      Steven & Barbara Spence
      Stevens Pass
      Sugar Mountain
      Taylor Shellfish Farms
      The Allyn House Inn
      The Essential Baking Company
      The Hardware Distillery Co.
      The Preserve Shop
      The Seattle Mariners
      Tom Douglas Restaurants
      Tommy James
      Tovolo
      Trevor Laugen
      True Benefits
      University of Washington – Athletics Department

      Looking Ahead


      Our ecosystem is in trouble. We can only fix it if we understand what the problems are now, and anticipate what they are likely to be in the future. LLTK is generating and acting on solutions that are both relevant now, and will help bring salmon home for the long run.


       

      In the year ahead, much of the research we conducted and recommendations we made in 2019 will be put into action. Here is some of what you’ll see from us in 2020:

      • Our efforts to remove bottlenecks from the Puget Sound ecosystem will result in a more productive marine environment for salmon and steelhead.
      • Many of our recommendations to the Governor’s Orca Task Force will require continued work by LLTK and our partners, including efforts to secure additional State and Federal funding for badly-needed salmon and forage fish habitat restoration.
      • Funding we helped secure from the federal government will be used to update 100 year-old filling chambers at the Ballard Locks, mitigating a deadly obstacle for juvenile salmon.
      • Research on the Hood Canal Bridge led by LLTK will result in newly engineered solutions to improve fish passage there.

      Please consider supporting this important work by making a tax-deductible gift to LLTK today.

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      Our vision for a Northwest with a growing human population, a thriving economy, and strong salmon runs depends on you. Your sustained support drives this work onward – thank you for being part of the salmon recovery community.