Earlier this month, U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) released a visionary proposal to restore abundant salmon and steelhead to our region and strengthen Northwest communities.
Join Backbone Campaign to discuss what this means for wild salmon and the regional economy, in a Conversation with Sam Mace of Save Our wild Salmon and Elliott Moffett and Julian Matthews of the Niimipuu/Nez Perce.
Thursday, Feb. 18th
1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern
We celebrate 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:
Hear some of our talking points in this short video at a Human Orca Mural we did in Spokane.
Learn more about Grain Train and how it can help farmers along the Snake in this Conversation we had with Ken Casavant, awhile back.
Check out Rep Simpson’s Legislative Framework
Stay updated on this issue with our friends at Save Our wild Salmon
Check out the extensive article by Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times
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.