A team of women are skied and paddled the Salmon River from the source to the sea as a conservation campaign promoting the removal of the four lower Snake River dams and a moratorium on the Stibnite Gold Project, in order to save Idaho’s rapidly dwindling salmon populations from extinction.
The mission is to connect, educate, and engage communities through conversations and storytelling in a call to action around Idaho’s endangered chinook, sockeye, and steelhead populations.
The women traveled over 1,000 miles, following the natural migration path of anadromous fish from the rivers of central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. The team will make a film about their journey, the salmon populations, the communities most impacted by the declining salmon populations, and the necessity to breach the dams for salmon recovery.
The project included grassroots action through community events such as group paddling days, tribal visits, river clean ups, citizen science and more. Additionally several educational events with school groups, partnered non-profit organizations, and expert speaker took place.