. . then . . .
all heard the legendary saga of the salmon runs up the raging
rivers of the west coast of North America. Those days are gone,
when the rivers ran red with the surge of the fish returning to
their ancestral birthing grounds. Today, the salmon, like so many
other species, are struggling to survive.
we hear the story of the Salmon, from the perspective of the
native people who have allied their lives with this powerful
Story of the Salmon: Part 2
thousands of years, people lived along the tributaries of the
Columbia River relying on the regular return of the salmon for the
cultural and spiritual continuity it provided. Then, in the late
1800's changes came with the American expansion. And life has
never been the same.
Story of the Salmon: Part 3
Great Bonneville Dam
used to return to the Columbia with numbers reaching 16 million.
Today, that number is 1.5 million. Can the efforts of a wide
coalition of people bring about the necessary changes to return
the population to a more sustainable number? Maybe. We talk about
the current efforts to restore a viable population by utilizing
the 4 "h's"