Not Just Us!
In our human-centric realm, wild salmon have been reduced to a
market-based commodity. In the natural ecosphere, wild salmon
are a keystone species in the environments they inhabit throughout
the world. During their entire lifecycle wild salmon are a food
source for over one hundred and thirty-seven species of mammals,
birds, and fish. The remains of their flesh are scattered throughout
riverine habitats affording nourishment to plant life and forests which
in return provide shade and structure for future generations of wild
salmon yet to come.
Pictured below are three of those species which depend on healthy wild
salmon populations to help sustain the resilience in their ecosystems.