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  • Episode 21. Rena Priest – I Sing the Salmon Home

    In this episode, Annika Fain interviews Rena Priest. Rena Priest is an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She served two years as Washington…Listen NowEpisode 21. Rena Priest – I Sing the Salmon Home


  • Episode 20. April McEwen – American Rivers

    In this episode, April McEwen, River Restoration Project Manager at American Rivers, talks about a variety of dam removal projects she is involved in. She…Listen NowEpisode 20. April McEwen – American Rivers


  • Episode 19. Emily Howe – Nature Conservancy – Aquatic and Estuarine Ecologist

    In this episode, Annika interviews Emily Howe, an aquatic and estuarine ecologist at The Nature Conservancy of Washington. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, with a focus on estuarine restoration and food web ecology in tidally-influenced ecosystems. Listen NowEpisode 19. Emily Howe – Nature…


  • Episode 18. Darrell Gray – Project Manager at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

    In this episode, Annika Fain interviews Darrell Gray. Since 1995, Darrell has been a project manager at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA). The NSEA team…Listen NowEpisode 18. Darrell Gray – Project Manager at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association


  • Episode 17. Debra Lekanoff – State Representative -Advocate for Salmon, Natural Environment, and People

    In this episode, Annika Fain interviews Debra Lekanoff, a Washington State Representative. Debra represents the 40th legislative district and is currently the only Native American…Listen NowEpisode 17. Debra Lekanoff – State Representative -Advocate for Salmon, Natural Environment, and People


  • Episode 16. Sea Potential – Savannah Smith and Ebony Welborn

    In this episode, Annika interviews Savannah Smith and Ebony Welborn, marine scientists and founders of Sea Potential. Sea Potential is a program that connects BIPOC…Listen NowEpisode 16. Sea Potential – Savannah Smith and Ebony Welborn


  • Episode 15. Courtney Baxter – Floodplains by Design Communication Specialist

    In this episode, Annika interviews Courtney Baxter, Program and Communications Specialist for The Nature Conservancy. For over three years she has been a strategic communicator for Floodplains by Design. Floodplains by Design is a public-private partnership designed to re-think how we manage our river floodplains, and better prepare for flooding exacerbated by a changing climate.…


  • Episode 14. Cold Water Connection – Helping Salmon and Steelhead Return Home

    In this episode, Annika interviews three people involved in the Coldwater Connection Campaign. Mara Zimmerman, Executive Director for Coast Salmon Partnership and Foundation; Luke Kelly,…Listen NowEpisode 14. Cold Water Connection – Helping Salmon and Steelhead Return Home


  • Episode 13. Austin Rose and Eleanor Hines – Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee

    In this episode, Austin Rose and Eleanor Hines from Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) talk about the goals and projects of the MRC. Austin…Listen NowEpisode 13. Austin Rose and Eleanor Hines – Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee


  • Episode 12. Marisa Litz – WDFW Coast Ecology Leader

    In this episode, Dr. Marisa Litz, lead of the Coast Ecology and Life Cycle Monitoring Unit focused on Pacific Salmon and Steelhead at the Washington…Listen NowEpisode 12. Marisa Litz – WDFW Coast Ecology Leader


  • Episode 11. Liz Schotman – Surfrider

    In this episode, Liz Schotman, the Washington Regional Manager at the Surfrider Foundation talks about her experiences working at Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots activist network…Listen NowEpisode 11. Liz Schotman – Surfrider


  • Episode 10. Brian Footen – EarthViews

    In this episode, Brian Footen, president and co-founder of EarthViews talks about his motivation for starting EarthViews (formerly FishViews) in 2013. Prior to co-founding the…Listen NowEpisode 10. Brian Footen – EarthViews


  • Episode 9. James Rasmussen – Duwamish River

    In this episode, James Rasmussen, a Duwamish Tribal member and the superfund manager with Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC)/Technical Advisory Group (TAG), talks about the…Listen NowEpisode 9. James Rasmussen – Duwamish River


  • Episode 8. Karen DuBose – Poop Smart

    Karen DuBose, Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Coordinator at Skagit County Public Works, talks about her work with the County looking for poop in the water and coordinating with many different organizations. Listen NowEpisode 8. Karen DuBose – Poop Smart


  • Episode 7. April McEwen – Middle Fork Nooksack Fish Passage

    April McEwen, River Restoration Project Manager at American Rivers, talks about the Middle Fork Nooksack Fish Passage Project and other Pacific northwest dam removals that occurred during the summer of 2020 to restore over 100 miles of habitat. Listen NowEpisode 7. April McEwen – Middle Fork Nooksack Fish Passage


  • Episode 6. Brian Stewart and Glen Kalisz – Habitat Connectivity

    Brian Stewart, Conservation Northwest, and Glen Kalisz, WSDOT, talk about habitat connectivity and provide insight about the importance of connecting habitat and working collaboratively in these efforts. Listen NowEpisode 6. Brian Stewart and Glen Kalisz – Habitat Connectivity


  • Episode 5. Emily Derenne – Habitat Restoration in Skagit County

    Emily Derenne, habitat restoration specialist at Skagit County, talks about the recent (August ’20) culvert removal at Maddox Creek and the immediate return of fish upstream.Listen NowEpisode 5. Emily Derenne – Habitat Restoration in Skagit County


  • Episode 4. Robbie Mantooth – Ennis: A Creek Worth Saving

    Robbie Mantooth talks about Ennis Creek, a once productive salmon stream in Port Angeles, and the story of how she and her husband founded Friends of Ennis Creek to better fish habitat and spawning areas.Listen NowEpisode 4. Robbie Mantooth – Ennis: A Creek Worth Saving


  • Episode 3. Anna Toledo – Island County Marine Resources Committee and Shore Friendly

    Anna Toledo talks about shoreline restoration efforts in Island County. Learn why bull kelp, forage fish, and removing bulkheads are critical for salmon restoration, and more. Listen NowEpisode 3. Anna Toledo – Island County Marine Resources Committee and Shore Friendly


  • Episode 2. Kit Crump – Habitat Restoration in the Stillaguamish Watershed

    Kit Crump, a Co-Lead Entity Coordinator for Snohomish County and the Stillaguamish Tribe, talks about his habitat restoration projects, including Trafton Floodplain Restoration and Chatham Acres Side Channel Reconnection.Listen NowEpisode 2. Kit Crump – Habitat Restoration in the Stillaguamish Watershed


  • Episode 1. Motivation and Culvert Case

    Annika Fain, hydrologist and owner of Fain Environmental, as well as your podcast host, introduces the NW Fish Passage podcast and “Culvert Case” in Washington state.Listen NowEpisode 1. Motivation and Culvert Case