Columbia River Basin

Salmon in the Trees

Salmon in the Trees, by Amy Gulik, 2010 (2:57).

Description by NWNL: Salmon in the Trees offers a simple, yet scientific, explanation of how anadromous* fish help maintain the health of our freshwater resources. Conservation photographer Amy Gulick’s Salmon in the Trees raises awareness of the critical role of salmon in the health of Alaskan watersheds. This web of biodiversity between bears, salmon, trees and our fresh water resources is just as critical in the Columbia River Basin; however today hydro-dams block the Columbia’s salmon migration from Canada’s Rockies out to Oregon’s Pacific Ocean coast.

*Definition of anadromous: adjective; (of a fish, such as the salmon) migrating up rivers from the sea or ocean to spawn.