Prince William Sound encompasses 3,500 miles of coastline, 4.4 million acres of National Forest and 10,000 square miles of waterways, islands, fjords and glaciers straddling the 60th parallel. There are five small communities in the Sound: Valdez, Cordova, Whittier, the Native Village of Tatitlek, and the Native Village of Chenega Bay. The communities of Valdez, Whittier and Cordova are portals to the Sound, providing access for commercial fishing fleets, recreation and tourism. World reknowned, wild Copper River and Prince William Sound salmon are the iconic species in Prince William Sound and have defined the region’s culture and economy for over 10,000 years. Additionally herring, halibut, hooligan, sablefish (black cod) several species of rockfish, Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout are found in the Sound.
Kate McLaughlin has been a resident of Prince William Sound since 1998, working as a biologist, environmental consultant, environmental educator and writer. She has served on the Board since 2006, and as President & Executive Director since 2010.
PO Box 1368
Cordova, Alaska 99574