Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Yukon River Chinook Salmon

Local & Traditional Knowledge Study (LTK)

Project Summary

Project Name:

Yukon River Local and Traditional Knowledge of Chinook Salmon


In five Yukon 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 Yukon 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.


Yukon River near Grayling

Total Project Cost:

$525,000 (All Yukon Subsistence and Traditional Knowledge projects)

Project Dates:

2014, 2015

Project Type(s):

Local and traditional knowledge

Life Stage:



Yukon River Chinook salmon

Project Partners:

Study communities and partners to be determined


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

Subsistence Resource Specialist

Alida Trainor
Phone: (907) 328-6115