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At a Glance
'At a Glance' offers a brief summary of key findings for each of the 13 Alaska Salmon and People regions.
Select 'Dive Deeper' for an in-depth look into the patterns and processes leading to the diversity of the 13 Alaska Salmon and People regions we see today.
Alaska is a salmon state
Alaska is indeed a salmon state, but one made up of many diverse regions ranging in size from as small as Connecticut (Chignik region) to larger than the state of Texas (Yukon region).
Select a watershed below to explore the unique biophysical, sociocultural, economic and governance factors that define Alaska’s thirteen salmon regions.
The story of Alaska’s salmon and people is rooted in place. It is only by understanding the differences among regions that one can see the connections that unite all Alaskans to salmon.
The thirteen SASAP regions were determined based on their geography, and in many cases represent large watersheds where all precipitation melts and flows into the same part of the ocean. Regions tend to also be grouped by Indigenous cultures and languages, evidence of the deep-time ties between Alaska’s salmon and people. Some regions align with current ADF&G statistical areas; some do not.
Two views are available for the regions section: At a Glance offers an overview of the key findings for each of the 13 regions. Deeper Dive goes in-depth with a cross-disciplinary look at each region, complete with links to downloadable data accompanying the many graphs.