To save the orcas, we need to save their food source. If we don’t act fast to boost Chinook salmon populations, we could lose our orcas forever.
Fortunately, public awareness and concern about the orcas is on the rise, and we’re already seeing leadership from Gov. Jay Inslee and our state leaders to improve habitat in the Puget Sound.
Gov. Inslee established the Orca Recovery Task Force, which has already issued a set of recommendations to reduce pollution and vessel noise in the Puget Sound as well as to restore Chinook salmon — and our state legislators have been working to implement them.
But ultimately, the most effective thing we can do to restore the salmon populations in the Puget Sound is to remove the Lower Snake River dams.