The mission of Long Live the Kings is to restore wild salmon and steelhead and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest.
Since our founding in 1986, LLTK has built and delivered projects throughout Puget Sound to restore our region’s treasured salmon and steelhead populations. Our work advances the science needed to find meaningful salmon recovery solutions by working across boundaries and disciplines, addressing vital information gaps, and identifying evidence based recovery actions. Whether leading efforts to improve fish passage at the Hood Canal Bridge, testing new solutions to reduce toxic stormwater runoff harming Coho, or helping students become salmon smart via our Survive the Sound education program, you can find evidence of LLTK led salmon recovery solutions throughout our watersheds.
Read on to learn more about LLTK’s use of innovative science to put Hood Canal Steelhead back on the path towards recovery!
Hood Canal Steelhead were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2007, with just hundreds of fish returning to rivers that once supported tens of thousands. Thanks to an innovative research and hatchery project formed as a collaboration between nonprofits, governments, Tribes, and the Hood Canal community, the Hood Canal Steelhead Project represents a shining example of what can happen when the salmon recovery community comes together. LLTK has been incredibly proud to help lead this important effort which is helping further our vision of a future with restored salmon runs, healthy waters from rivers to ocean, and thriving communities of fish, orcas, and people. Please donate today to help us see this vision through.