FOL Program: Local author Fred Mensik

When people talk about recovery of the salmon on the Snake River what exactly do they mean by recovery ... recovery from what? "Over half a million fall Chinook once spawned in the middle and upper Snake River. Today, 100 percent of that prime spawning area is behind dams that do not have fish ladders," according to local author Fred Mensik. Join him Friday, Oct. 12th at 12:30 pm at the Pomeroy Senior Center for a discussion of his new book, Whistling Past the Tombstones: Or Remove These Dams, which explores the history of the Snake River salmon population and the need for changes in practices upstream in Idaho that prevent salmon passage to their natural spawning grounds.

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