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March 31, 2022

Part Two: Salmon with Jason Fareira (Full Interview)

Part Two: Salmon with Jason Fareira (Full Interview)

Why are salmon important enough to merit two whole episodes? What are they up to when they're out in the ocean? What exactly is a keystone species? Should we bring grizzly bears back to California? What is a hatchery, and why are they so controversial? What does the gold rush have to do with salmon, and why does it still matter almost 200 years later? 

Join me and Jason Fareira for the second part of our outing along the American River as we discuss all of these questions and more. Let Jason draw you in and share his expertise in the same way he draws a crowd everywhere he goes when he's out at the river! You're going to love this one. 

Here are some related links mentioned in the episode: 

KQED: Time to Bring the Grizzly Bear Back to California

How Wolves Change Rivers

Britannica: Trophic Cascade

Native Fish Society--Science Page 

National Geographic: Keystone Species

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