Rivers, Salmon, Expeditions
|Hell's Canyon of the Snake River, North America's deepest river gorge ©LeviOld|
Fires burned on each of these rivers as we floated downstream.
The Salmon River sees less than 1% of its once thriving Chinook and Sockeye Salmon runs. The fish have to pass through numerous Dams on the Snake and Columbia River as they journey hundreds of miles to and from from the Pacific Ocean.
Dam Map of the Watershed
These fish were less on my radar until I spent a couple of summers in Alaska and experienced the beauty, abundance, health and economic value of Salmon relationship with human beings and landscapes. They were once a northwest staple by the millions. These fish grew cultures of humans and wildlife throughout the northwest and elsewhere around the world.
Please consider weighing in on the health and future of these fish and in turn our communities.
Wild Salmon Center
Another urgent Salmon Issue: Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska
Local Cascadia Film
Photography from the Expeditions:
|Nick paddles a solo boat through Black Canyon Rapid ©LeviOld|
|Lower Salmon River ©LeviOld|
|Ponderosa Pine, Corn Creek ©LeviOld|
|Netleaf Hackberry tree left standing after Snake River Wildfire ©LeviOld|
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