The dismal Idaho salmon returns and the uncertainty of their future.

The dismal Idaho salmon returns and the uncertainty of their future.

The dismal look at Idaho's salmon runs this year.  Rocky Barker, the foremost environmental writer from the Idaho Statesman shares the history of Idaho's salmon and the failing recovery efforts thus far. Rocky is on another journey to report about tragically low returning salmon numbers. Barker and videographer Ali Rizvi are embarking on a five-month voyage to investigate what is plaguing salmon populations in the Columbia River Basin.

IRU's New Conservation Associate - Ava Isaacson

IRU's New Conservation Associate - Ava Isaacson

Ava Nora Isaacson is a native Idahoan with a passion for environmental preservation, and outdoor recreation. Growing up outside of Moscow, she spent her summers roaming around the Big Lost River Range and catching critters along the banks of the Salmon River, as her family would camp at Challis Hot Springs for her father’s field geology work for the University of Idaho. Ava has fond memories of childhood finding any excuse to get outside, preferably in the mountains and near water