Salmon reintroduction in the upper Columbia River is highly complex. Our collective challenge is to heal a river system that is impacted by hydro-electric dams, habitat disruption, climate change, development and industrial exploitation on both sides of the Canada-USA border. There are 14 large mainstem dams on the river; most dams in the upper Columbia currently lack fish passage. Eighty years of blocked fish passage cannot be repaired overnight or with short-term, conventional or siloed thinking. Learn about how, working across five governments and with counterparts in the US, committed collaboration can lead to innovation, alignment and durable solutions. This event includes a look at the historic distribution of salmon runs in the upper Columbia, an overview of our current research studies, and the vital contributions US Tribes are making to salmon reintroduction.
Host: Misun Kang