International Year of the Salmon

International Year of the Salmon in the Champlain Valley culminated with the Lake Champlain Salmon Festival and release of juvenile salmon in Richmond, Vermont. Photo: LCBP.

The CVNHP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services collaborated with multiple partners to celebrate the International Year of the Salmon. Partners highlighted Lake Champlain’s natural heritage by telling the story of almost-unbelievable accounts of bounty of salmon in Lake Champlain reported in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Programs focused on the demise of the Atlantic salmon, its successful reintroduction in 1972, and the challenges we face in maintaining the species.

While the festivities coincided with a focus on the CVNHP’s interpretive theme, Conservation & Community in 2019, the International Year of the Salmon continues on through interpretation and festivals planned for 2020 and 2021.

Learn more on the LCBP website →