Spring Chinook Range and Habitat

Chinook salmon range from San Francisco Bay in California to north of the Bering Strait in Alaska and the arctic waters of Canada and Russia (the Chukchi Sea). Populations occur in Asia as far south as the islands of Japan. In Russia, they are found in Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. Their populations have disappeared from large areas where they used to flourish, shrinking by as much as 40 percent.