Dustin Solberg

Dustin Solberg

Dustin Solberg keeps an eye on science and conservation from coastal Alaska, where he oversees communications for the Conservancy’s programs in the 49th state. He’s a science writer and sometimes commercial fisherman who keeps a close eye on all things affecting wild salmon and the fishing tradition.

Dustin's Posts

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

December 21st, 2012

In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life. More

People Taking Care of Salmon in Alaska’s Tongass: And How They Take Care of Us

September 14th, 2012

A new stream project allows wild Alaskan salmon to travel freely for the first time in decades. More

Heavy Lifting in a Salmon Stream: Alaska’s Tongass Forest Restores Habitat

August 27th, 2012

This is the heart of the coastal temperate rainforest – a lush and green place known for giant trees, placid estuaries brimming with marine life and cascading salmon streams. More

An Alaska Salmon Stream Gets New Life in More Ways Than One

February 24th, 2012

A salmon stream in Alaska was once so damaged it was thought to be beyond repair, and it had a name that reflected that feeling. Now the stream, and it's new name, are beautiful examples of restoration. More

How to Keep Salmon in the Trees

October 22nd, 2010

In the Tongass, salmon need the forest and the forest needs the salmon. To help keep this relationship in balance, Rob Bosworth, a Conservancy fish biologist, has a goal: restore 500 miles of salmon streams. More

Pulling the Nets: Notes From a Summer of Salmon

August 30th, 2010

The sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska is over... read Conservancy staffer Dustin Solberg's final thoughts from his stint working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska's Bristol Bay, aka the "'center of the wild salmon universe." More

Pulling the Nets: More Salmon, Less Sleep in Bristol Bay

July 13th, 2010

All work and no sleep makes for... your typical salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay. Our staffer Dustin Solberg continues pulling the nets for a commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska. More

Pulling the Nets: Salmon Fishing Season Begins

July 9th, 2010

The commercial sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska has begun! Our staffer Dustin Solberg reports from a one-month stint on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay. More

Pulling the Nets: Late-Night Fishing on Bristol Bay

July 7th, 2010

Midnight fishing alongside beluga whales...our blogger Dustin Solberg reports on what it's like to spend a month on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska. More

Pulling the Nets: Fishing for Wild Salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

June 15th, 2010

What's it like to fish in the best place on Earth for wild salmon? Our blogger Dustin Solberg begins a month-long stint on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska. More

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