Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One of a Kind: Telling the Story of Snake River Salmon

© Neil Ever Osborne, iLCP

Save Our Wild Salmon and the
International League of Conservation Photographers have joined forces to tell the story of the Snake River's one of a kind salmon and the place they call home.

Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds — the highest salmon spawning habitat on the planet , and the largest and wildest habitat left in the continental United States. These one of a kind salmon travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth. And this week, we're here with iLCP rockstar Neil Osborne and Idaho Rivers United's Greg Stahl and Tom Stuart to document this incredible place and the wildlife that live here.

"Look around you. We're standing in the middle of the largest block of wilderness left in the Lower 48. All of this is protected. All of it. And it always will be.
This right here is Noah's Ark for salmon. But it's up to us to make sure they make it here." — Tom Stuart said standing atop Nip and Tuck near Stanley Idaho and looking over the Sawtooth Valley.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That sky, contrasted with the green of the grass is awesome! Thanks Neil!