The Life History Project: Mariusz Wroblewski

“Rivers are probably more meaningful to me than countries.”

Pressured to leave Poland as a dissident in the 1980s, Mariusz Wroblewski had heard of North America’s great salmon and trout rivers. He set out for them, not knowing precisely what he would find or where he would land. The fish eventually took him back around the globe to Russia before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Wroblewski is now WSC’s program lead for conservation on the Western side of the Pacific, working with partners in Russia and Asian neighbors on a slew of different initiatives from scientific studies to catch-and-release programs to youth education.

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