The Super Salmon
The Super Salmon is an intimate and inspiring look into the impacts of the proposed Susitna-Watana dam on the Susitna River in south-central Alaska. Directed by Alaska filmmaker Ryan Peterson, the film follows the incredible journey of one particular King salmon who swam from the mouth of the Susitna River in Cook Inlet all the way up to its glacial headwaters. In following this journey, Peterson documents the importance of the river and its fish to the region – its economy, communities, and culture. The story outlines the threats posed by the Susitna dam and the work of the Susitna River Coalition, which is aimed at protecting our free-flowing, healthy watershed so that future generations of salmon, wildlife, and humans can depend on it as we do today.
The Super Salmon, has received multiple awards including the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival Special Jury Mention, the 2016 Port Townsend Film Festival Audience Choice Award, and the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival Jury Award.
Watch the trailer below and click here for the video.
Watch Project Coyote’s new exposé about wildlife killing contests, which are events wherein contestants win prizes and awards for killing the most or largest of a given species.
Targeted animals include coyotes, foxes, wolves, bobcats, prairie dogs, crows and even rattlesnakes. Interviews with prominent social and ecological scientists, ranchers, hunters, public officials and Native Americans disprove the claims used to perpetuate these killing contests.
The film also highlights a successful model of grassroots campaigning that led to California prohibiting prizes and other inducements for killing coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other wildlife as part of a contest, derby or tournament.
Published on Aug 22, 2016
A coalition of conservationists and ranchers are pulling together to keep the wild in West Texas and put pronghorns back on the rise.