One of the main reasons for the decline of the salmon population in the Russian River is the simple fact that humans live along it, work along it, growing marijuana, growing grapes, building houses . . . the list goes on. So, conservationists believe part of the solution is working with the people who live right along the water to create a better environment for the fish.
KALW’s Angela Johnston walked along a small tributary of the Russian River called Grape Creek with Sally Weed, a landowner who’s working to be a better neighbor for the salmon ever since she first saw salmon spawning in her backyard.