Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Susitna River Chinook Salmon


Project Summary

Project Name:

Susitna River Local and Traditional Knowledge and Estimates of Subsistence Harvest of Chinook Salmon


A study to identify the harvest and use of salmon in the Tyonek Subdistrict in Upper Cook Inlet and the Yentna River in the Susitna drainage, is being funded by the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund and a multi-year grant. Both of these subsistence fisheries are important for residents of Tyonek and Skwentna, as well as subsistence users in Cook Inlet in general. These fisheries were established by court order in 1980 and subsequently permanently adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries following a positive customary and traditional use in 1981.


Susitna River near Tyonek and Skwentna

Total Project Cost:


Project Dates:

2014, 2015, 2016

Project Type(s):

Local and traditional knowledge and subsistence harvest

Life Stage:



Susitna River Chinook salmon

Project Files/Reports:

Overview of Subsistence Salmon Fisheries in the Tyonek Subdistrict and Yetna River, Cook Inlet Alaska


Division of Subsitence
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
1800 Glenn Hwy, Suite 4
Anchorage, AK 99518

Subsistence Regional Program Manager

Robin Dublin
Phone: 907-267-2807