Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

Local & Traditional Knowledge Study (LTK)

Project Summary

Project Name:

Kuskokwim River Local and Traditional Knowledge of Chinook Salmon


In four middle and upper Kuskokwim River communities, a sample of subsistence harvesters will be interviewed to collect observational and experiential knowledge about biological and environmental factors important to the freshwater aspects of Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon migration, spawning, and larvae/juvenile survival. Areas associated with spawning grounds and rearing habitats will be mapped. Information will be compared to the results of area enumeration projects and the Anadromous Waters Catalog.


Communities near the middle and upper Kuskokwim River

Total Project Cost:


Project Dates:

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Project Type(s):

Local and traditional knowledge

Life Stage:



Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon


Subsistence Section
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
1300 College Road
Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-1551

Subsistence Resource Specialist

DeAnne Lincoln
Phone: (907) 328-6110