Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Wild Salmon Center CEO Earns Izaak Walton Award 2024

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is pleased to announce that Guido Rahr is the recipient of the 2024 Izaak Walton Award. An event honoring his accomplishments will take place in San Francisco on November 14.

A globally recognized pioneer in the conservation movement, Guido Rahr is the president and CEO of the Wild Salmon Center. Under his leadership, the organization has developed scientific research, habitat protection, and fisheries improvement projects in dozens of rivers across Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, British Columbia, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. His efforts with the Wild Salmon Center have raised more than $200 million in grants; established fourteen new conservation organizations; and protected 7.7 million acres of habitat, including public lands management designations and ten new large-scale habitat reserves on key salmon rivers across the Pacific Rim.