January 11, 2018, at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents Shane Anderson director and producer of A River’s Last Chance. Exploring the legacy of California’s Eel river and searching for an economic and ecologic balance, Anderson will personally be presenting the Director’s cut of the film. The Eel river in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild Salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and Salmon have weathered decades of over fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, as well as a hydropower dam that diverts water out of the basin. Today, the wild Salmon recovering in the Eel river, compete for water with the region’s cannabis & wine industries.
This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds while maintaining healthy rivers and a strong economic future. Learn the story of real and current Salmon conservation efforts in California, and listen to the various perspectives of those involved – the native people, fishermen, loggers, conservationists, wine growers and marijuana enthusiasts.
Recently, A River’s Last Chance won multiple awards including:
· Best Environmental Film, Yosemite International Film Festival 2017
· Wild and Scenic Film Festival Official Selection 2018
· Portland Eco Film Festival Official Selection 2017
In June of 2017, 10 local Tahoe Truckee students paddled with a core team from Rivers for Change from the source of the Truckee River to its terminus at Pyramid Lake. Two of the student ambassadors, Chloe Tippett and Laurel Anderson, will be sharing their epic environmental adventure and discussing the importance of the Truckee River to our community.