Can ocean salmon return to the upper Columbia River?
Until recently few people have dared to ask this question. Few human inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest know that the upper Columbia River was once a spawning home to three runs of ocean salmon steelhead trout in Canada, fish that swam up to 2,000 kilometers to reach their home. Efforts to generate electricity and control flooding led to the building of dams that have prevented salmon from spawning above the international boundary for 75 years. Possible reconsiderations of the international Columbia River Treaty could lead to the restoration of salmon above the boundary in our lifetime.
What can one person do?
Participate in calling the salmon home by learning more about the river through this all-ages book. Learn about what is possible, share hope, and imagine what can be done.
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