Why are there no Salmon in the Upper Columbia River? What can we do about that? What are the options?
In this first episode, we explore the ongoing discussion of salmon passage (Fish Ladder) at the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams. We hear from tribal members, fishery biologists, and the crew of Voyages of Rediscovery as they prepare for their journey up the Columbia River, honoring the historic and once prolific salmon runs up the Columbia River.
The mission is to paddle up the Columbia River from Sea2Source in 5 salmon inspired dugout canoes carved by 1000s of students who had salmon removed from their cultures by the creation of the grand coulee dam.
Now We paddle for the Salmon.
Thank you to our partners:
Columbia Riverkeeper: columbiariverkeeper.org
Save Our wild Salmon: wildsalmon.org
Columbia River Coffee Roaster: thundermuck.com
Director/Will Stauffer-Norris (willstauffernorris.com)
Cinematography/Adam Wicks-Arshack, Will Stauffer-Norris, Xander Demetrios, John Zinser, Janus Kober
Sound/Adam Wicks-Arshack, Will Stauffer-Norris
John Ruskey/"Wake up Tyee"
Krakatoa/"Long White Cloud"
Ergo Phizmiz & Margita Zalite/"Rolands Vegners"
The Books/"Eros Vibraphone"