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Save Money, Save Salmon, Save Mike: Free the Snake

By Steve Hawley   |   Aug 21, 2015 August 21, 2015

Meet Mike. He’s 21 years old, 20 feet long, weighs about 10,000 pounds. He speaks a language that was taught to him by his elders: a series of squeaks, clicks and squeals that allow him to coordinate hunting strategies with his clan. His species is the apex predator in… Read More

The Chase: a tiny film

The Chase: a tiny film

By RC Cone   |   Jul 24, 2015 July 24, 2015

Honestly, we went to Iceland to catch big fish. It was that simple. We wanted to bask in the late Arctic sun while bringing dreamy meter-long Atlantic salmon to hand. We wanted to drink whiskey afterwards, go to bed and do it again every day we could. What surprised… Read More

Wild Fish Don’t Ride in Trucks

Wild Fish Don’t Ride in Trucks

By Yvon Chouinard and Matt Stoecker   |   Jul 23, 2015 July 23, 2015

By Yvon Chouinard and Matt Stoecker This op-ed was originally published in the Sacramento Bee on July 23, 2015. On May 7, the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative (YSPI) shared a plan that would create the first “trap and haul” program of its kind in California. Read More

Oregon Rain

Oregon Rain

By Kate Taylor   |   Jun 11, 2015 June 11, 2015

By Kate Taylor I stand at my kitchen sink, looking out the window as I fill a glass of water. I live in Rockaway Beach a coastal community of 2,500 people, renowned for all that is epic about the Oregon coast: stunning beaches, lush forests and rich ocean and inland… Read More

Save the Chuitna – Watch the trailer and join the fight against coal mining on salmon streams

Save the Chuitna – Watch the trailer and join the fight against coal mining on salmon streams

By Paul Moinester   |   Mar 2, 2015 March 2, 2015

There is something intensely visceral and awe-inspiring about the Chuitna Watershed. Deep pools teeming with wild Pacific salmon pervade the vast landscape. Oversized tracks from grizzlies and moose are omnipresent, creating an eerie feeling as you navigate through fields of fireweed. And the spirit of the native Tyonek people,… Read More

Protecting Bristol Bay: Smart Money

Protecting Bristol Bay: Smart Money

By Dylan Tomine   |   Dec 22, 2014 December 22, 2014

By Dylan Tomine President Obama’s recent protection of Bristol Bay from oil and gas exploration may feel like a victory for fish and the environment, but I think it’s really about time and money. Which in this case, is just as good. Here’s why: Oil and gas reserves, as… Read More

Elwha River Uplift

Elwha River Uplift

Sep 8, 2014 September 8, 2014

Words and photos by Dylan Tomine The kids and I decided to squeeze in one last, close-to-home, weekday excursion before school started, so we headed over to the newly dam-free Elwha River for a little float. The last piece of the upper dam was removed last week,… Read More

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