‘Fish Between The Falls’ tells story of Kootenay River’s white sturgeon

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White sturgeon are found only in the Kootenay River in North America.

White sturgeon are found only in the Kootenay River in North America.

White sturgeon are the largest and one of the oldest fish in North America. Kootenay River white sturgeon are a special population of these special fish, found only in one small river flowing through northern Montana and the panhandle of Idaho and up into British Columbia.

Over the past century, the fragile habitat of these mighty prehistoric creatures has been disturbed, through damming and diking and other human activities.

One of the biggest river restoration projects ever attempted is happening right in our own backyard. The Fish Between The Falls, a film by George Sibley, is telling its story to the world.

The film runs 2-4 p.m. March 21 at the Creston Valley Public Library. Admission is by donation.

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