Salmon are a keystone species in the Pacific Northwest, meaning other species of animals and plants depend on them. Their populations are declining because of human impact. Some major threats to salmon are habitat loss, irresponsible development, dams, culverts, and overfishing. Decisions we make in our daily lives can have a positive impact on salmon. For example, taking the bus, composting food scraps, picking up your dog’s waste on the trail, or volunteering to plant native trees and shrubs all benefit salmon and other wildlife.