Friday, October 1, 2010

Project Highlights Unique Salmon of the Snake River Basin

Salmon Film Teaser from Epicocity Project on Vimeo.

Filmmakers at the Epicocity project are collaborating with the group Save Our Wild Salmon to bring attention to the plight of Snake River Salmon. These uniquely adapted fish travel hundreds of miles to spawn more than a mile above sea level in the rivers of Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. Despite the pristine conditions of their natal habitat, wild salmon in Idaho are facing extinction in large part because of the four lower Snake River dams. Despite the conclusive scientific evidence demonstrating that the dams dramatically reduce the survival of outmigrating juvenile salmonids, policymakers in Washington DC have largely turned their backs on the salmon, thus far refusing to even consider dam removal. Check out the Film and send a letter to president Obama at Save Our Wild Salmon's website:

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