After decades of litigation, the Columbia and Snake River dams are once again under federal analysis. These salmon were once an enormous contributor of salmon for people, orcas, and wildlife. Their bodies contributed nutrients to marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Now, the Columbia Basin is home to endangered or even extinct runs of salmon. Executive Director of Save our Wild Salmon Coalition, Joseph Bogaard and commercial fisherman Amy Grondin discuss the shared value of salmon, politics, and current opportunities to comment and engage on this issue.
The deadline to comment on the new Draft Environmental Impact Statement is April 13th. For more information from the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, visit this website.