The Takshanuk Watersheds have supported local residents for thousands of years with a rich and abundant fishery. Five species of pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus sp.) have evolved in the mountainous landscape over thousands of years. The Chilkat, Chilkoot and Ferebee Rivers flow from headwaters in British Columbia and the Yukon Territories of Canada, into the fjords of the Upper Lynn Canal.
Haines, Alaska, located in northern southeast Alaska, is home to the confluence of these rich waters and the Pacific Ocean. Today, the region continues to thrive ecologically, its glacially-fed watersheds teeming with wild salmon, the largest concentration of Bald Eagles anywhere in the world, as well as brown bears, black bears, moose, wolves, lynx and wolverine. Takshanuk Watershed Council works to ensure the future of this vital legacy through restoration, education, research and stewardship of the rivers, lakes and lands. With the help of citizen participation and scientific research, our work benefits the natural ecology, economy and quality of life valued by local residents.