Ep. 013 | Salmon and Cultural Conservation for All Peoples
Dana Wilson, a Lummi fisherman, believes that the more salmon disappear, the more
Coast Salish peoples lose their knowledge of the salmon, and fishing, as a way of life.
Dana also believes that the State of Washington sees habitat restoration as an
expensive endeavor, and that we all need to push ourselves to make sacrifices for
salmons’ future. David Montgomery, a UW professor of geology, wrote the book, King
of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon, which details the historical events that
hinder salmon conservation. His knowledge of geomorphology casts an image of the
salmon that is both resilient and under threat as salmon management is ignored in our
changing landscape. Dana and David believe that the time to do something for the
salmon is now.