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Our Great Lakes salmon came from the Columbia River Basin where a twenty-five-year fight to restore wild salmon is taking place. But the movement to restore and protect rivers so they can be free-flowing and healthy once again is taking place along rivers across the country—from the Kennebec River in Maine to the Elwha River in Washington. This talk addresses the challenges we face in protecting wildness.

Don’t miss the summer solstice celebration with Rocky Barker ’75 and environmental journalist for the Idaho Statesman and author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America, and Saving All the Parts: Reconciling Economics and the Endangered Species Act. His columns have been syndicated in newspapers across the country and he’s won the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. He is now writing an in-depth investigative series on salmon restoration efforts in the Pacific NW.

In addition to the presentation, there will be summer music by Joel Glickman and a reading for solstice by Dr. Alan Brew.


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806


Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

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