Idaho Rivers United and NIC Outdoor Pursuits are proud to bring retired Fish and Game biologist, Bert Bowler to the North Idaho College Campus. Bowler will present a multi-media program about the decline of Idaho’s endangered salmon and steelhead, tracing the history of this stunning species, and highlighting the federal government’s failing “recovery” measures. He will talk about the fate of our salmon, our forests and our economy as he takes us on this journey from Redfish Lake in the Stanley basin to the headwaters of the Columbia near Astoria, OR.
Idaho River United is Idaho’s only statewide river conservation organization, committed to protecting Idaho's heritage of wild rivers and wild salmon for more than a decade.
Bert Bowler joined the staff of Idaho Rivers United in 2001 after a 29-year career with Idaho Department of Fish & Game. Bert has served as the department's regional fisheries manager out of Lewiston and as a fisheries research biologist stationed in Coeur d'Alene.
An Idaho native, Bert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1969 and his M.S. degree in Fisheries Management three years later. Bert lives in Boise with his wife. When he's not working, he enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and restoring sagebrush/steppe ecosystems.
Free and open to the public
For information, please call (208) 769-7809