Sometimes we have the great fortune to work with extremely talented partners to make ambitious projects shine, and that was the case with Salmon Stories, an interactive video project I helped complete for Idaho Rivers United.

In Salmon Stories, 11 Idahoans discuss during brief video interviews why salmon are important to their businesses, to Idaho’s ecology and to the region’s cultural heritage. Located at the IRU website, the project can also be accessed by going to and clicking “Protecting Salmon,” then “Salmon Stories: Video Tour of Idaho” and clicking the featured cities.

As project lead, I assisted with video scripting and script editing, and completed copywriting for the website and public relations materials. But the project goes far beyond my writing, editing or project administration. It was conceived and initiated by former IRU staff member Amanda Peacher, and were it not for the superb videography, storytelling abilities and video editing by Skip Armstrong it’s clear it would not have come to fruition.

As with all collaborative projects, Salmon Stories is a success for everyone to contributed to it. But I am proud to have worked on something so creative and compelling.

Click here to go to Salmon Stories.
Click here to read my press release.
Click here to read a feature story, published by Izilwane, that was derived directly from Salmon Stories.