Johnna Elkins - The Queen of Kings
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been regulating, studying, and conserving the Chinook salmon fishery diligently for ages. Since the late 70s, crews have been sampling a portion of the lower Kenai River; collecting population demographics of the Chinook salmon that can best represent the health and status of the fishery in accordance with the Sonar and Creel research teams. I grew up fishing the Kenai River relentlessly since before I fit into my first set of waders. Now as an adult, I work to protect the waters I call home as I am a senior at my four year university studying Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem Science, and looking to further my education afterwards.