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Rocky Barker

Environmental journalist & author

rocky barker crosscut festival 2022

Rocky Barker is a virtual guest at the 2022 Crosscut Festival. Barker is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. He is the former environmental reporter for the Idaho Statesman, where he was a part of a team of reporters chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for their coverage of Senator Larry Craig's arrest. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him with its National Conservation Achievement Award in 1999.

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now. 

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Environment & Outdoors

Swimming Upstream: Can We Save Our Salmon?

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 11:00am

The salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin are sliding toward extinction. At the heart of this conversation: an extinction crisis and our imperative to honor our commitments to Northwest Tribes. Thank you to our session sponsor Alaska Airlines and our programming partner, National Wildlife Federation. To learn more, visit Our Northwest Opportunity and Spirit of the Waters Journey. WATCH NOW

 

Featuring: Helen Neville, Alyssa Macy , Rocky Barker

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