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Youth Salmon Protectors


Boise, Lewiston, Moscow, Pocatello and the Wood River Valley


Youth Led, Restoration of Ecosystem, Climate Justice

Mission Statement

Youth Salmon Protectors works to build a coalition of young people across the Northwest dedicated to honoring tribal rights, breaching the 4 Lower Snake River dams, and saving wild salmon and southern resident orcas from extinction.

Engagement Opportunites

In Idaho, YSP has chapters in Boise, Lewiston, Moscow, Pocatello and the Wood River Valley. Most chapters meet weekly. By filling out the join form, you can be connected to the work they are doing.


What They Do

Youth Salmon Protectors is a decentralized high school and college student-led program of the Idaho Conservation League with 9 chapters across the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2021, the organization uses non-violent direct action, community education, and lobbying to fight for removal of the 4 lower Snake River dams. YSP has travelled across the country meeting with Congressional delegations, tribal leaders, Biden administration officials, and regular people to talk about a comprehensive solution for the lower Snake River salmon troubles. They table at events, present to elementary and junior high schools, organize rallies, conduct banner drops, wheatpaste, and create art to call on leaders to come to the table around the Columbia Basin Initiative.

Easy to Join

Yes! Fill out this form and someone from Youth Salmon Protectors will contact you and loop you into their work:


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