The Salmon Coast tells the story of the rivers along the west coast of Washington, and restoration efforts to protect them. Thank you to the Coast Salmon Partnership for permission to share the video.
The Heart of the Fraser River
A precious stretch of the river between Mission and Hope, the Heart of the Fraser provides prime spawning habitat for salmon and white sturgeon and serves as a nursery for millions of baby salmon every year. The Heart of the Fraser is under threat from agricultural and urban development and is subject to heavy use by recreational vehicles that destroys fish habitat.
The Memory of Fish
THE MEMORY OF FISH IS AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY PORTRAIT OF ONE MAN, THE WILD SALMON HE LOVES, AND HIS FIGHT TO FREE A RIVER. Dick Goin and his family have been fed by the Elwha River's salmon since migrating to Washington's Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. Dick has never forgotten his debt to the fish — who have been steadily disappearing. A pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, Dick uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. His goal: bring the salmon home.
Chehalis: A Watershed Moment
The future of the Washington state's most diverse river hangs by a thread. Faced with worsening floods and a prized salmon population on the brink of extinction, a changing climate can no longer be ignored.
Snag Boat Bend
Feb 7, 2022 Snag Boat Bend is a Unit of William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, located between Eugene and Corvallis on the floodplain of the Willamette River, in Oregon. This short documentary highlights the history, habitat importance, and restoration activities recently implemented in the area, as well as aquatic invasive weeds, and how individuals can help make a difference in protecting floodplain habitats for salmon and other wildlife species in the Willamette basin. Produced by Willamette Riverkeeper in partnership with Long Tom Watershed Council, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, with special thanks to River Design Group and Freshwaters Illustrated.
The New Way Forward:
California’s Chinook salmon population is in danger of going extinct. Governmental agencies, environmentalists and others are scrambling to find answers to reverse this potentially catastrophic outcome. Meanwhile, there may be a solution just beyond the riverbank. Discover how farmers, scientists and conservationists are coming together to use Northern California’s rice fields to create not only habitat for wild birds but to now help save the salmon.
Southern Resident Diet
om October through December SRKW diet is comprised of a mix of coho, Chinook, and chum salmon (this study). During the period from January to March further diversity in diet occurs (at least when the whales are in outer coast waters) to include steelhead and various non-salmonid fishes (this study)
Guardians of the River
Dec 17, 2020 In this film by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, Indigenous leaders share why removing four dams to restore a healthy Klamath River is critical for clean water, food sovereignty and justice. “Guardians of the River” features Frankie Joe Myers, Vice Chair of the Yurok Tribe, Sammy Gensaw, director of Ancestral Guard, Barry McCovey, fisheries biologist with the Yurok Tribe, and members of the Ancestral Guard and Klamath Justice Coalition.
Videos & Podcasts
from Orca Month 2021
Orca Action Month kick-off event
Full recording of the kick-off webinar including all of the videos, and emceed by Alan Budwill.
Poet Laureate Rena Priest
Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff
The 40th district includes San Juan County as well as portions of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Representative Jared Huffman
U.S. Congressman, Calfornia's 2nd District which encompasses the northern coast of the state.
History of Orca Month
with Orca Network founders Susan Berta and Howard Garrett.
Glass Bottom Boat Pilots in Training
Legendary Superpod - Lodie Budwill
Who are the Southern Resident Orcas - Katie Jones
History of Orca Survey - Ken Balcomb
Drone Video of Southern Residents
Presented by Michael Weiss, Field biologist with the Center for Whale Research.
Eba the Whale Dog & Dr. Deborah Giles
Killer Whale Paternity
With Michael Ford, NOAA
AT1 Chugach Transients - Craig Matkin
UK Orcas with Robb Lott WDC
Norwegian Orca Survey - Eve Jourdain
Orcas of Iceland - Filipa Samarra
Orcas of Strait of Gibraltar
Far East Russia Orca Project - Erich Hoyt
Familial Connections Among the Southern Residents
Monika Wieland Shields, Director and Founder talks about the family connections of the Southern Residents.
Orca Month 2021 Event Videos
Orca Action Month Special Preview with Amanda Colbert!
June is Orca Action Month in the Pacific Northwest! Amanda Colbert joins the podcast to give listeners a preview of what's to come. Here's a hint: orca-tastic events both online and in-person for the whole family! Learn how to craft a letter to policy-makers, join an art class or trash pick-up, plus SO MUCH MORE for Orca Action Month, June 2021!
Orca Network Orca Month Youth Mini-Series
#1. Who Are The Southern Residents?
Whale Scout Podcast, Orca Culture: Dr. John Ford Shares His Experiences Studying Whales
The recently published National Geographic series Secrets of the Whales takes a deep dive into the cultural lives of whales. On this episode we learn about culture in Pacific Northwest killer whales (orcas) from Dr. John Ford from his 40+ years of experience. What exactly is culture in animals? Why is it such a contentious topic among scientists? How is culture exhibited in orcas? Plus, Ford examines the potential costs and benefits of culture in a population such as the Southern Residents. June is Orca Action Month in the Pacific Northwest! Whitney Neugebauer from Whale Scout and Colleen Weiler from Whale and Dolphin Conservation host the Orca Month Book Club. For 2021 we're reading the National Geographic magazine article "Secrets of the Whales" and the book "Spirits of the Coast." Join us for live online community conversations June 10th and 17th. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orca-mon...