The Return Of The Salmon 2016
Each summer, millions of salmon conclude
their lifelong odyssey in Alaskan rivers. It is salmon that bring life to their natal streams. While swimming upstream, they cease feeding. From the forest to the animals that live there,
salmon provide essential nutrients and food. Many species, including bears, wolves, eagles
and ravens, harvest the seasonal abundance. This is a journey no salmon survive,
for once they have spawned, they die. Each year millions of salmon are caught from
the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Thousands of Alaskan livelihoods
are supported by salmon. They contribute substantially to the Alaskan way of life. Salmon are the lifeblood of Alaska.