Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker has been researching and writing about environmental issues in Idaho for more than two decades. In 2017 Barker invested more than six months of time and energy to report about Idaho's endangered salmon and the social, economic and cultural implications of their decline. His package of investigative articles and videos, Saving Salmon, goes beyond normal day-to-day reporting and reveals the scope of this pressing environmental issue.
At this not-to-be-missed Idaho River Talk, Barker will discuss what he learned and what he views as challenges and opportunities for Idahoans and Idaho's salmon, and show videos he and his team produced for the series.
Barker is author of "Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America" and "Saving All the Parts, Reconciling Economics and the Endangered Species Act:" His record of solid reporting and storytelling has made him a household name throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a 36-year veteran of the newsroom and has been recognized with accolades from numerous professional journalism organizations.
Please join us for this informative evening, a unique opportunity to hear from one of the Northwest's most respected journalists about the region's most pressing and ongoing environmental battle.