Salmon, People & Place

An in-depth, fully online examination of the deep ties between salmon and people.


Course Basics

Name: Salmon, People & Place (FISH F394)

CRN: 36466

Location: Online


Your River Guide

I am a lifelong Alaskan who grew up along the shores of the salmon stream behind my Anchorage home, and spent summers in Prince William Sound where my passion for salmon and salmon-ecosystems has been a part of my identity for as long as I can remember. Although trained as an evolutionary ecologist, the work that I and my students do increasingly incorporates the need to sustain not only the salmon and their habitats but also the connections between salmon and people. This course is an examination and celebration of those connections that have sustained Alaskans for millennia.

– Peter Westley

Photo in header by Johnny Armstrong. Bottom photos courtesy of Peter Westley.