Alaska’s wild salmon are essential to Alaska’s cultures and economies, and reflect a long tradition of stewardship. However, shifts in climate patterns, access and equity concerns, and other pressures increasingly threaten Alaska salmon and the people who depend on them.

The State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) project is a collaboration of researchers, cultural leaders, and others working to bring together integrated, accurate, and up-to-date information that will help to support better salmon decision-making.

SASAP’s mission is to create an equitable decision-making platform for all stakeholders by addressing data gaps in Alaska’s salmon system through information synthesis, collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

One of SASAP’s most important goals is to share the information that results from this process in a way that will make a lasting difference for salmon and salmon users. To inform our efforts to produce useful and relevant salmon information, we are asking everyone with a stake in the future of Alaska salmon to share their thoughts with us in our SASAP Communication Survey. 


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This project is led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Nautilus Impact Investing (NII) in Anchorage, Alaska. SASAP will collaborate and engage with leading experts at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and Anchorage, indigenous leaders, and specialists across resource sectors.

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