An unlikely alliance is forming to save wild salmon of the Snake River.
To discuss and learn more about this, we've asked Sam Mace, of Save Our wild Salmon, Julian Matthews and Elliott Moffett, of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), to join us on a call. RSVP below to be part of this conversation.
Date: Thursday afternoon, February 18th
Time: 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern
Earlier this month, U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) released a legislative framework - a visionary proposal to restore abundant salmon and steelhead to our region and strengthen Northwest communities.
We are celebrating Representative Simpson's courage. The people of the Pacific NW have shifted culture by taking visible actions to protect what we love, because the fate of our beloved resident orca depends on salmon from the Columbia-Snake River ecosystem. By breaching the dams - removing the earthen berm barriers impeding a free flowing Snake - scientists believe we can significantly impact runs of wild salmon. These salmon are critical food for the Salish Sea's resident orca.
We have always acknowledged that the farmers and shippers who depend on the River need to be part of a recovery plan. (See video below)
Thanks to Representative Simpson's leadership - as well as much work by grassroots organizers, including Elliott Moffett, Julian Matthews (Nimiipuu/Nez Perce); Joseph Bogaard and Sam Mace (SOS); Michelle Seidelman in Portland; and many others, we are celebrating the future of a wild Snake River, with benefits for all.
Read the Seattle Times article by Lynda Mapes.
Watch our SR interview with Ken Casavant on Grain Train, for perspective on how shippers and railroads are part of the solution.
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