Pacific Northwest Salmon Center
Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Landscape architects, especially when leading a multidisciplinary team, bring a keen understanding of the balance needed between natural processes and human activity. Advocating that the preservation of wild salmon is directly linked with preserving related ecosystems, the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center is a unique facility for education, interpretation, and scientific research about wild salmon and the species’ importance to the Puget Sound ecosystem.
South Hood Canal, where the site is located, is suffering from low oxygen content which threatens wild salmon populations, a serious issue which the Center is dedicated to combating. This project provides the public with a facility that showcases how human activity is vital to supporting and sustaining healthy salmon habitat. It is supported by a diverse group of partners including the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington Department of Transportation, Evergreen State College, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Olympic College, North Mason School District, and members of the Belfair community.