What is the Snake River Salmon Society?

• The SRSS is a regional Political Action Committee, with the specific goal of advancing political leaders who support, or will support recovery of wild salmon populations in the Snake/Columbia River systems.

• Our members are fishermen and women, many of whom grew up fishing with parents and grandparents from Astoria, Oregon, upriver to Stanley, Idaho. We are workers, business owners, students, doctors, dentists, commercial and sport fishers, attorneys, professionals, military people, and retirees. We are members of pro-salmon conservation and fishing groups; we live in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, and other states.

• We want to take our kids and grandkids fishing for wild salmon in future years, in our home states.

• SRSS membership and donor dollars are pooled to make direct contributions to political candidates in Pacific Salmon States. Priority goes to federal campaigns – for the US Congress and US Senate – since federal policy is the key in salmon recovery plans.

• We are governed by a Steering Committee that supervises the organization, affirms organizational goals, and approves political contributions.

• We comply with rules and regulations of the Federal Election Commission.

• The Snake River Salmon Society seeks members throughout Pacific Salmon States, solicits donations, and makes political contributions to candidates who support wild salmon recovery and who work to address more fully the lethal impact of four lower Snake dams. The Snake River Basin is a key salmon stronghold which now comprises about 70% of the region’s salmon recovery potential, and is, potentially, the most significant opportunity in all Pacific Salmon State to restore wild runs.

• Through direct contributions to office-holder and candidates, the SRSS rewards wild salmon allies in the most important elections.