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The Conservation Angler is a wholly owned "doing business as" subsidiary of Wild Salmon Rivers. The Conservation Angler offers anglers a unique opportunity to experience world-class trophy fly fishing and, at the same time, support the study and conservation of the richest diversity of salmon, trout, steelhead and char in the world.

With its origins in the 1994 Kamchatka Steelhead Project, a twenty-year project of the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Moscow State University, and the University of Montana, The Conservation Angler works to protect wild steelhead, trout, and other salmonids and their ecosystems in Kamchatka, Russia. The 800 mile-long, sparsely populated, Kamchatka peninsula produces up to 25% of the Pacific's salmon and represents one of the last chances to provide permanent protection for entire pristine salmonid ecosystems before they become threatened or extinct. These salmon and trout, locally adapted and untainted by human development, are the building blocks for future restoration efforts.

The Conservation Angler is a stand alone, not-for-profit science and conservation organization incorporated in Washington State, with a field office in Kamchatka and main office in Edmonds, Washington. We are an IRS approved 501{c}{3} not-for-profit conservation organization listed in IRS publication 78