Salmon at a Crossroads: Sense of Place, January 17th

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Unprecedented Momentum: Miles Johnson, Columbia Riverkeeper, to Speak on the Path Forward for Salmon Recovery

Hood River, Oregon – Sense of Place, will feature Salmon at a Crossroads on January 17th, 2024. This event will be offered in-person at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon and via livestream.

In recent years, sockeye salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers have experienced devastating mass die-offs, because water temperatures were too hot. The Little White Salmon River and nearby tributaries in the Gorge have also experienced tragic losses. While many variables affect Northwest salmon populations, dams and climate change are heating the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers to levels that salmon cannot tolerate. Further upstream, there is widespread consensus that most wild Snake River salmon and steelhead are on a trajectory to extinction. These realities, and a renewed focus on the rights of Tribal Nations, have prompted unprecedented calls from all sides to remove the Lower Snake River Dams. Join Miles Johnson, Legal Director for Columbia Riverkeeper, as he shares why he believes “the movement to un-dam the Lower Snake River is as close to success as it has been for decades.

Miles Johnson is the Legal Director for Columbia Riverkeeper. He works to reduce water pollution and restore salmon by enforcing the Clean Water Act and providing legal counsel for Columbia Riverkeeper’s campaigns. Prior to law school, Miles worked as a fisheries researcher in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. As an enthusiastic fish-eater, Miles is personally invested in ensuring that we can all eat fish caught in the Columbia without endangering the health of our families.

Event Details:

Sense of Place

When – Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. Doors open 6:00 pm, presentation begins 7pm.

Where – Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue Hood River, OR 97031 or via livestream

Cost – $12 tickets, information at

* Advance purchase is encouraged as presentations often sell-out. Seats not filled by 6:50pm will be made available to those on the waitlist. The event and will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Sense of Place host, Sarah Fox.

Sarah Fox, Sense of PlaceProducer & Host

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