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How The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Are Working To Save Endangered Salmon

Ed Cannady
Idaho Salmon Partnership


North of Ketchum and south of Stanley is a large alpine lake full of cobalt blue water. The beauty of Pettit Lake is stunning, but under the water lies a long and deep struggle for the survival of Snake River sockeye salmon.

Last month, nine of the endangered fish returned to Pettit to spawn, marking a bright spot in the sockeye’s long story. Without the help of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes, the fish would not be in Pettit Lake today. The story of both the fish and the tribes is told in an article that came out last week in the Idaho Statesman.


Joining Idaho Matters today to talk about that story is Rocky Barker, special correspondent to the Idaho Statesman.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.