CRWP releases documentary

A still from the documentary “Upriver and Down, Salmon are Common Ground.” Image courtesy of the Copper River Watershed Project

Saturday, Oct. 24, the Copper River Watershed project premiered “Upriver and Down, Salmon are Common Ground,” a documentary on the watershed environment. The 40-minute film made its debut on YouTube, receiving over 200 views during the first day, organizers said.

“Upriver and Down, Salmon are Common Ground,” features interviews with CRWP members intercut with aerial and underwater footage exploring the watershed. The film celebrates the rare natural landscape cherished by residents, and offers an opportunity to learn about fish passage and habitat restoration activities, organizers said.

The film uses footage collected by Will Lascelles and Olya Dendiaeva of New Zealand-based production company Colab Creative, and Mat Widmann of Wooden Mirror Pictures. A flight provided by Ridgeline Aviation, as well as production and editing work by Widmann, also helped make the film possible, organizers said.“Upriver and Down, Salmon are Common Ground” can be found on the CRWP’s website at