About SR Productions

SR Productions: Tackling Tomorrow's Challenges Today

A summer day at the Billy Frank, Jr. Nisqually National Estuary. For many years the Nisqually Tribe has led the way toward restoration of this beautiful place. Led by such great leaders as my Spiritual Brother, Billy Frank. Jr., the tribes in Western Washington have done so much to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitat. They have provided the spearhead to positive change for tribes all across the continent, and beyond. As a descendant of the Salish Kootenai Nation as well as Scotland and Wales, as a journalist and as a professional communicator, it has been my honor to serve the Northwest Tribes and to work with Indigenous Peoples in other countries for nearly 40 years. They have done so much to protect and restore the environment that is so critically important to us all.

SR Productions is a public relations company which has specialized in services to Native American Tribes and tribal organizations. That is our priority. We might be smaller than the big city firms, but far more experienced working with tribes, providing full, quality communications services at a substantially lower rates.

Changes at SR Productions

Commencing in 2017 we are making a few changes. We will no longer offer lobbying services, but our public relations services will continue. We will still produce publications and films, as well as news media services and publications/writing services, ranging from press releases to curricula. SR Productions is not a company interested in expansion. Thus we’re not in the market for a lot of additional clients. Steve Robinson, owner of SR Productions is “clearing the way” to make room for novel writing. But if we do agree to work with you, you'll still receive topnotch products, from news releases to videos.

A Brief Biography of Steve Robinson and SR Productions

SR Productions owner Steve Robinson has been in the communications industry for more than 45 years, producing films, publications and curricula, doing media work—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. When you work with Steve Robinson you will find that he knows how to get the job done and do it right. When you contract with SR Productions, there’s no need to contract with big firms based in Seattle, Portland or other big cities. SR has a Dream Team of specialists, and whether they work with Steve in research, videography, lobbying, event coordination or bookkeeping, they excel in their field--and they, like Steve, are dedicated to providing Tribes the best service available.

Contact Us

Call Steve today at (360) 951-2494, email him at Water4fish@comcast.net or use our contact form (below) and we'll discuss the possibilities.

Sample Projects

Shadow of the Salmon Curriculum Guide (PDF)
Shadow of the Salmon video

Another recent project included the production of The Healing Path, Lodge of the Seven Nations. This 15 minute video, written and produced by SR productions for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indian Indians, the Quinault Nation and the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations tells the story of a highly successful drug and alcohol treatment clinic based in Spokane Valley. Enjoy the video and accompanying 30-second public service announcement, produced and broadcast with funding support from AT&T.


You can rely on Steve Robinson in so many ways.

If you need creativity, professional production, reliable contacts with the press, elected officials, businesses, Tribes or other governments, Steve Robinson is a person you can count on. The fact that he is a superb writer almost goes without saying; it comes so naturally to him. He is also a highly gifted speaker and organizer, and on top of it all, he is a joy to work with.

Steve Robinson is one of a kind, and I am very grateful to have him as both a friend and a colleague. I am very happy that his business is doing well, and I would recommend his services to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

-The late, great Billy Frank, Jr., Nisqually Tribe


Steve Robinson has worked with tireless devotion for natural resources and the land. His commitment is inspiring.

--Suzi Wright, Tulalip Tribes Education Manager


I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Robinson in his role as script writer for the new hour-long national video production of an outreach, education and training film on quagga and zebra mussel prevention and watercraft intervention. As director and producer of this film, I have relied heavily on Steve's talent and creativity to craft dialog for Former Vice President Al Gore and Senator Diane Feinstein as well as to create the opening scene and write the entire storyline and script for the up-coming production.

Steve is a pleasure to work with, very professional in his manner and approach to work, dependable and especially creative in the way he envisions abstract subject matter. I have not worked with Steve in any other capacity, but have heard from many others that he has expressed these attributes in all of his other work as well, which is the reason we sought him out for this important project. We have not been disappointed! I highly recommend Steve!

--William J. Zook, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission


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Readers' Corner:

Looking for a good book to read? Here you go. SR Productions is serving as agent for "War is Just Another Day," the story of a young Italian girl under Nazi occupation during World War II. An exciting, memorable and important piece of history.
Search for "War Is Just Another Day" on www.amazon.com or at www.Warisjustanotherday.com.  


Cover of Shadow of the Salmon Curriculum Guide

Cover of Shadow of the Salmon Curriculum Guide

Services Provided by SR Productions:

  • Publication and Curricula Creation
  • Scriptwriting and Movie Production
  • Media Planning and Relations
  • Lobbying and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Event Coordination, speeches, exhibits, etc.
  • Literary agent (Currently coordinating publication of "War Is Just Another Day")


  • Public relations consultant and lobbyist for Quinault Indian Nation
  • Representing the Tulalip, Umatilla, Stillaguamish and Lummi Tribes in the State Legislature
  • Protecting our precious water resource
  • Case Studies, e.g., The Restoration of the Nisqually River*
  • Curricula Production: Have produced for all grade levels
  • Films and larger movies, e.g., wrote "Shadow of Salmon" and films for all age groups. One recent production was "Don't Move a Mussel" for the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Numerous environmental volunteer programs, e.g., ocean health, climate change, salmon restoration and protection
  • Author and agent

Steve's Biography


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Bachelors degree in journalism, 1972


Current | Self Employed writer/film producer & writer/communication consultant/lobbyist

1985 to 9/30/2010 | Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Public Affairs Director/Policy Analyst

1983-85 | President, Robinson Communications/Direct Marketing

1981-83 | Vice President, Robinson Properties

1974-81 | Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Public Information Chief/Director of Public Affairs

1972 | Stan Wiley Realtors/Advertising Manager

1972-74 | La Grande Observer
Newspaper Reporter/Special Projects Editor

Portland Oregonian/Eugene Register Guard/Oregon Daily Emerald

1972 | U.S. Army

Public Service/Special Experience

President/Co-chair, Salmon Homecoming Alliance (2 KEPA Awards, Spirit of the Salmon Award); Coordinator of Unity Accord (salmonhomecoming.org);

Former Board Member, Environmental Education Association of Washington; Statewide Steering Committee Former Member, E3 (environment/education/education) Committee (eeaw.org, e3washington.org)

Steering Committee, Tri-State Ocean Health Agreement Education Committee; Governor's Ocean Policy Work Group; Governor's Oil Spill Prevention Policy Work Group; Delegate, International Indigenous Climate Change Summit; Senior Adviser, SPEECH, Hands On Museum for Children;  Proxy member of Pacific Education Institute, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition and Centennial Commission Coordinating Commission; President, Washington State Information Council; President, East Olympia PTO; Reporter/Writer/Editor (numerous citizenship and journalism awards, e.g., Roderick Haig Brown

Other Acknowledgements/Volunteer Positions

Award & a Pulitzer nomination, Emmy, Aegis, Telly, 2 Red Earth, Outdoor Writers Association) Publication Producer (numerous awards from Native American Journalists, Scholastic Press Assn., etc.) Business Communicator (award from International Association of Business Communicators)

Educator/State and Congressional lobbyist (NWIFC Employee of Year, Wisconsin Legislature Citation)

President, Olympia Jaycees/Editor & Vice President, State Jaycees (numerous awards, including Thurston County Citizen of the Year, George Washington Medal of Honor and Sertoma Club Award)

Press Organizer and event coordinator at local, national and international levels and for numerous conferences and events. Public Relations coordinator for 2011 International Gathering of American Fisheries Society. Member, Indian Festival of Arts, Native American Journalists Assn., National Congress of American Indians, People For Salmon, HONOR, Public Relations Society of America, YMCA, Boy Scout Leader, etc.

Strengths in environmental management, education, management and business. An experienced, visionary leader with advanced skills in diplomacy, written and oral communications and organization.

Former candidate for Washington State House of Representatives


  • Billy Frank, Jr. | Chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
    6730 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516 | 360 438-1180
    BFrank (a) nwifc.org>

  • Brian Cladoosby | Chairman Swinomish Tribe; President, Association of Washington Tribes
    PO Box 817, LaConner, WA 98257 | 360 466-3163
    BCladoosby (a) Swinomish.nsn.us

  • Or any tribal chair or natural resource manager in the Northwest

  • Mr. Tom Laurie | Tribal Liaison, Washington Department of Ecology
    WDOE, Olympia, WA 98504 | 360 407-7017

  • Rep. Maralyn Chase
    JLOB 433(360) 786-7880

  • Terry Williams, Commissioner of Natural Resources, Tulalip Tribes
    360 659-4508

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Additional contact information:
3004 Wilderness Dr. SE, Olympia, WA 98501,
Phone: (360) 951-2494 / Email: Water4fish@comcast.net / Facebook: (Steve Robinson)

Hyshka!  -Steve Robinson


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