Dammed to Extinction: Boise Screening

October 1, 2019

Join us for a special Boise film screening of Dammed to Extinction, featuring a talkback session with the film’s producers, Steven Hawley and Michael Peterson, and our Executive Director, Laird Lucas.

This screening is being presented by Advocates for the West, in partnership with Idaho Sierra Club, Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Conservation League and WildEarth Guardians.

The Flicks Theater: 646 W. Fulton St. – Boise, ID

Tuesday, October 1

7 – 9pm

$10 at the door or online here

For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern — as salmon numbers plummet, orcas starve.

The orcas need roughly a million salmon a year. Where to find a million fish? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away on the largest tributary to what once was the largest chinook-producing river on Earth.


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