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River Dams Have Decimated the Chinook Salmon Population

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Lostine, the new short film from Shane Anderson and the nonprofit Pacific Rivers, highlights the powerful story of collaboration between the Nez Perce Tribe and Woody Wolfe, a sixth-generation rancher in Wallowa, Oregon. Wolfe’s land abuts the confluence of the Wallowa and Lostine Rivers, where salmon populations have been decimated by a series of dams. Together, he and Nez Perce tribal leaders are trying to restore the river and its wildlife. 

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