Working Together for Orcas
and Salmon in the Salish Sea
ORCA SALMON ALLIANCE
Who We Are
The Orca Salmon Alliance (OSA) comprises multiple regional, national and international groups with diverse interests and areas of focus. Our collaborative structure allows us to advocate on a variety of issues under our primary goal: to prevent the extinction of the Southern Resident killer whales by recovering the wild Chinook populations upon which the whales depend for their survival.
We acknowledge the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples that have called these lands and waters home since time immemorial. We recognize and will work to uphold tribal sovereignty in all actions we take, and will work to honor this place and the Pacific Northwest for the deep spiritual, cultural, and personal significance it holds for the Coast Salish Peoples.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The choices we make in our daily lives — the products we use and buy, our actions, and what we do directly impacts the health of our environment, and ultimately the orcas and salmon. All it takes is one person, one pebble in a pond to start making ripples. Change starts with all of us, in our homes (or offices, schools, community centers, churches, etc.) to make our watersheds and oceans a healthy, safe environment for the Southern Resident orcas and the salmon they need.
K25 Scoter with Chinook Salmon, and Southern Residents in the Salish Sea © Monika Wieland Shields,Southern Residents ©Sara Hysong Shimazu