This March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating all women worldwide! The Save Our wild Salmon Coalition team has compiled our favorite books by women authors and articles highlighting women working to restore our rivers, species, and ecosystem!
Saving Salmon—from One Generation of Fisherwomen to the Next by Nicole Greenfield, NRDC
"Keyen Singer, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, carries on a maternal legacy of conserving salmon and preserving culture. Their efforts could soon pay off.
If Keyen Singer had her way, she would be out on the family boat, fishing for salmon in the Columbia River alongside her mother, just like the generations of women who came before them. But the high school senior, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), realizes that her relationship with one of her tribe’s first foods will be different than that of her foremothers. Singer knows her work to recover the Columbia Basin’s disappearing salmon population won’t take place on the river but instead in the classroom, out in the field, at conferences, and online.” Read more here.
Five Women Work to Keep U.S. Rivers Clean and Free-Flowing by Nicole Cordan
To mark Women's History Month, The Pew Charitable Trusts celebrates five women who are leading efforts across the U.S. to ensure that our rivers remain clean and free-flowing for future generations. The article features Liz Hamilton, executive director of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association - a SOS partner organization.
"Liz Hamilton has spent the past three decades working to ensure that healthy rivers and the fisheries they sustain will be around for future generations. 'Recovering salmon and steelhead is about so much more than saving a fish,' Hamilton says. 'Our entire ecosystem, culture, and Northwest economy is built on the backs of salmon and steelhead.'" Read more here.
- ORCA: Shared Waters, Shared Home by Lynda V. Mapes. Watch Lynda V. Mapes presents the history and future of Southern Resident orcas in Puget Sound and more on her book.
- The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind by Amy Gulick
- The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet by Leah Thomas
- Born on the water by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith
- Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman
- A River’s Gift: The mighty Elwah River Reborn by Patricia Newman. Illustrated Natasha Donovan
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene. Illustrated by Ciara Sana
- Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America by Matika Wilbur
- Out & Back, hosted by author, activist and runner Alison Mariella Désir. This series brings PNW residents and groups working to bring Black, Indigenous and People of color to reclaim space in the outdoors, and encouraging others to get outside with them.
- Expedition Reclamation is a documentary seeking to redefine “outdoorsy” and reclaim belonging in the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color by highlighting their joyful, resilient, & transformative relationships to outdoor recreation.
- Where I Belong, featuring angler and conservationist Christine Hill, a series by The Outbound Collective