Come pick up your free Identicard at our office (44129 Sterling Hwy) today!

Here at Kenai Watershed Forum it’s that time of the year again to prepare for teaching at the annual Kenai River Guide Academy ( The five-day academy is a required training for all new guides working on the Kenai River, and covers topics from boating regulations to caring for one’s catch and more.

For the last several years, KWF board member Dr. David Wartinbee and KWF Environmental Scientist Benjamin Meyer have co-taught a section on stream ecology and the salmon lifecycle. You can watch a series of recorded lectures form this training for free on our YouTube channel.

Before any Alaskan fisherman picks up a pole or net, they should be intimately familiar with how to ID all species of Pacific salmon. As a handy reference, we recommend downloading the printouts below to your phone. Or, stop by our office (44129 Sterling Hwy, by Soldotna Creek park) any time to pick up a free handy waterproof Ident-i-Card, which will help new fisherman quickly learn species ID.

See you out on the river!

Click to Download Salmon ID Images

Images courtesy Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife