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Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition

"Founded in 1991, Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) is a nationwide coalition of conservation organizations, commercial and sportsfishing associations, businesses, river groups, and taxpayer advocates working collectively to restore self-sustaining, abundant, and harvestable populations of wild salmon and steelhead to rivers, streams and oceans of the Pacific Salmon states.
We focus our efforts on the Columbia and Snake River Basin , where in the time of Lewis and Clark up to 16 million wild salmon returned each year. Today, as few as ten thousand salmon return home to the Snake River. Join our exciting national campaign to restore these endangered salmon and steelhead. By partially removing four dams on the lower Snake River we can restore the Pacific Northwest's wild salmon and free-flowing rivers as vital economic engines for local communities."

KBC NOTE: Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, is on Wild Salmon Board of Directors, and is an author of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, demanding removal of Klamath River Dams. See board members at bottom of this page.
Click HERE to see a list of supporters, or * HERE

Our Partners:
Wild Steelhead Coalition
Willamette Riverkeepers



Board of Directors - Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition

Bill Sedivy, President, Board of Directors
Idaho Rivers United's Executive Directorsmbill
Bill Sedivy has worked with Idaho Rivers United since May 1999 and has served on the Save Our Wild Salmon Board of Directors since 1999. Bill has been canoeing and rafting rivers throughout North America since 1978. A river activist since the early 90s, Bill first got involved with Idaho Rivers United when he lived in Logan, Utah, by working as a volunteer on the Bear River relicensing. He also has worked as a volunteer Regional Coordinator for American Whitewater, and, currently serves on American Whitewater's volunteer board of directors. Formerly a journalist, Bill worked as the top editor at award-winning newspapers in Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia, and taught journalism for two years at Utah State University. In 1995 he published a book on river-running called "River's End: A collection of bedtime stories for paddlers." Bill and his wife, Maryl, who live in Boise, enjoy bird watching, camping and skiing when they're not paddling Idaho's fabulous rivers.


Sara Patton, Board of Directors
NW Energy Coalition's Executive Director
smsaraSara Patton has worked on energy efficiency for over twenty-five years and has led the NW Energy Coalition as its executive director since November 1993. The 100+ member Coalition is an influential regional alliance of conservation, low-income, and consumer advocate organizations, utilities, businesses, and citizen activists. The Coalition works for a clean and affordable energy future through energy efficiency, consumer protection, clean renewable energy resources and restoration of fish and wildlife. Sara earned her law degree from Antioch School of Law and has been on the Save Our Wild Salmon Board since 1994.


Steve Mashuda, Board of Directors Treasurer
Earthjustice's Save Our Wild Salmon Project Attorney
smsteveSteve Mashuda joined the Board of Save Our Wild Salmon in 2002 and has been helping with litigation for the campaign as Earthjustice's Save Our Wild Salmon Project Attorney since 2000. Steve graduated from Vermont Law School where he also earned a Master of Studies in Environmental Law in 1997. Prior to joining the Northwest Office of Earthjustice, Steve spent two years as an associate attorney in Earthjustice's Northern Rockies Office in Bozeman, Montana. In his spare time, Steve (mostly unsuccessfully) chases after salmon and steelhead with his fly rod and (more successfully) photographs his friends with their catches. He looks forward to a day when wild salmon and steelhead are recovered and a bundant in the Columbia River basin so his kids won't have to travel to Alaska to have a shot at catching their first wild steelhead.


Michael Garrity, Board of Directors Secretary
American Rivers' Washington State Director of Conservation
smmichaelIn 2000 Michael began working for American Rivers' national office in Washington, DC on its Snake River campaign. Now based out of American Rivers' Northwest Regional Office in Seattle, Michael continues to work to recover wild Snake River salmon and other salmon populations in the Columbia River Basin, and serves on Save Our Wild Salmon's Board of Directors and Steering Committee. Founded in 1973, American Rivers is dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for the benefit of people, fish and wildlife. After graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington, Michael earned his J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). When he's not saving salmon, Michael likes to hike, paddle, ski, and write songs on his guitar.



Alan Moore, Board of Directors
Trout Unlimited's Director of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Program
smalanAlan Moore started working in Trout Unlimited's Portland Oregon office in 1999 as a press officer and part-time administrative assistant following a two-year tour with Oregon Trout. Since then he's undergone many title changes and job-description adjustments, being named acting director of the Pacific Salmon and Steelhead office in fall of 2007. Born and raised in Oregon's Willamette Valley, he earned his degree in print journalism from the University of Montana, where he learned that research and writing about coldwater fish provided the clearest path to a career in which a trout stream and a fly rod is always within reach.


Bill Arthur, Board of Directors
smbillaSierra Club's Deputy National Field Director
Bill Arthur is Sierra Club's Deputy National Field Director and the Club's past Northwest and Alaska Regional Director. Bill has worked with Sierra Club to conserve fish, wildlife and wilderness for 31 years: 21 years as a staff person and 10 years as a volunteer with the Northern Rockies Chapter. Arthur has been a leader of Sierra Club's wild salmon restoration campaign for the past 10 years. Bill also taught economics at Spokane Falls Community College for several years while doing economic work on energy and other natural resource issues in the Northwest.  Bill grew up in rural Northwest Montana and in Eastern Washington. He is an avid flyfisher, with a passion for trout and steelhead, and likes to combine his angling with wildland backpacking and rafting trips whenever possible.

Bob Rees, Board of Directors
Northwest Guides and Anglers Association's President and Founder
bob_w_steelhead_smallBob Rees is the founder and president of the NW Guides and Anglers Association (NWGAA). A licensed charter boat operator and fishing guide, Bob formerly worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Marine Fisheries Service conducting seasonal positions between Oregon and Alaska. A native Oregonian, Bob grew up fishing NW Oregon in pursuit of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon and his business and industry rely heavily on the health of Columbia River fisheries. He has been involved in countless conservation measures and stands by the Association's mission to protect, enhance and promote healthy sportfisheries and the ecosystems they depend on in the Pacific Northwest. Bob's great grandfather once owned an island upstream of what is now The Dalles Dam. The island submerged, Bob now advocates for the recovery of listed Snake River fish so they don't meet the same fate of what would have been his heritage.

Glen Spain, Board of Directors
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations' Northwest Regional Director
smglenSince 1992, Glen Spain has served as the Northwest Regional Director and Salmon Protection Program Director for Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA), the west coast's largest trade association for commercial fishing families, and is the founder and Program Director for the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), which directs PCFFA's Salmon Protection Program. For nearly 30 years he has been a vocal advocate for salmon watershed restoration on both private and public lands, has served on numerous advisory committees and Boards in both California and Oregon, and currently serves on several advisory committees dealing with water pollution and salmon protection standards. Glen received his law degree from New College School of Law in San Francisco, CA and practiced law for 18 years prior to joining PCFFA as full-time staff.

smjoelJoel Kawahara, Board of Directors
Washington Trollers Association
Joel Kawahara is a commercial fisherman in Washington and Alaska. He is an active member of the Washington Trollers Association and has sat on the board of Save Our Wild Salmon for many years.

Bobby McEnaney, Board of Directors
Public Lands Expert, National Resources Defense Council
Bobby is a public lands expert who concentrates on issues surrounding energy development on the nation's public lands. He is primarily focused on promoting sustainable practices on Bureau of Land Management lands while also taking a critical approach to less desirable energy processes such as oil shale extraction in the West. Before joining NRDC, Bobby worked extensively on initiatives to protect ecologically important lands within the Rocky Mountain region where he was born and raised. He is an alumnus of the College of Idaho.

Norm Ritchie, Board of Directors
Association of NW Steelheaders' Government Affairs Director
smnormNorm has been fishing ever since he moved to Oregon in the early 1950s. Since then he has increased his involvement to include volunteering for stream surveys, serving on the boards of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) chapters and holding president and co-president titles in the association. ANWS is a member based organization of sports anglers dedicated to restoring and enhancing salmon, trout and steelhead populations and their habitats for present and future generations. Norm has written many "how to" articles and was appointed by the governor to the Salmon Trout Advisory Committee late last year. Norm is the newest member of the board, appointed in 2004.

Dan Siemann
Nation Wildlife Federationís Conservation Director, NW Region

Dan joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2008 after work as a senior associate with Ross & Associates in Seattle, WA.  Previously Dan worked with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center and its predecessor, the Policy Consensus Center, at the University of Washington. Dan has more than sixteen years of professional experience in natural resources planning, project leadership, and consensus building, working primarily with government and non-profit entities in the United States, Asia, and Africa. Dan has worked extensively on issues of water policy, watershed management, and institutional design. His skills include collaborative process design, facilitation, project evaluation, and integrating science and policy. Dan has a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.



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