Friends of Encounters



SalmonWorld is a project of radio personality and naturalist, Richard Nelson, and writer and filmmaker, Liz McKenzie, with support provided by The Salmon Project. Liz and Richard travel Alaska and the world discovering salmon’s role in our ocean and terrestrial environments, our economies, and our communities and cultures.

Raven Radio 

The country’s best community public broadcasting station. Based in Sitka,Alaska, with over 100 volunteers and eclectic programming, it is broadcast in the Southeast Alaska communities of Sitka, Kake, Angoon, Tenakee Springs, Port Alexander, Pelican, Yakutat and all around the Southeast Alaska fishing grounds. 

Alaska Conservation Foundation 

At the hub of the Alaska environmental network, in touch with both local and national efforts to conserve Alaska ’s wild natural resources, Alaska Conservation Foundation does important environmental protection work around the state.

Sitka Conservation Society 

Based in Richard’s hometown of Sitka , SCS seeks to encourage a new regional economy that leaves industrial destruction to the past, and is based on 1) commercial fishing, 2) subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering, 3) recreation, and 4) visitation.

Trust for Public Land 

A land conservation and open space resource for landowners, government agencies and community groups interested in protecting land for human enjoyment.


Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is dedicated to preserving the integrity of Southeast Alaska ’s natural environment. An environmental organization that has representation in 14 Southeast Alaska communities, SEACC works to preserve Southeast Alaska ’s rugged, wild landscape.

Island Institute 

The Island Institute cultivates uncommon conversations about the nature of vital communities – the web of human relationships and responsibilities, and our connections to the greater natural world.