- The Globe and Mail: First Nations push to restore Columbia River salmon runs Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - The Globe and Mail: First Nations push to restore Columbia River salmon runs Renewed waterway treaty must focus on rebuilding fish stocks, native spokesman says February 24, 2014 By MARK HUME When salmon runs were cut off to the upper reaches of the Columbia River, the loss to native communities... Read more...
- For Immediate Release: Science panel’s review provides pathway to expanded spill test Monday, 24 February 2014 - Science panel’s review provides pathway to expanded spill test From the desk of Gilly Lyons. Feb. 27, 2014 The bottom line: ‘Spilling’ water over Columbia and Snake River dams is good for salmon. It helps young fish make the trip to the Pacific more safely, and it helps them better survive in... Read more...
- Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Feds’ predictable fish plan keeps careers going Thursday, 20 February 2014 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Feds’ predictable fish plan keeps careers going Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 am The federal government’s fish preservation plan may not do much for fish but it’s going to make a bunch of money for the lawyers, expert witnesses and activists. For almost two... Read more...
- American Rivers press release: 51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013 Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013 February 19th, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Devin Dotson, 202-243-7066 Washington, D.C. — Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 51 dams in 2013, American... Read more...
Western salmon states, fishing businesses, conservation groups and Northwest tribes have been in litigation over federal dams and wild salmon protection in the Columbia Basin for almost two decades. Now is the time for all stakeholders to come together and create a new approach to salmon restoration.
Wind & Salmon Connection
Wild salmon and wind energy work together well in the Northwest, as sustainable resources and job creators. But the Obama administration's present management of our Rivers doesn't reflect this natural partnership. We're working to change that.
Salmon Mean Business
Salmon are a critical part of the northwest economy, supporting a diverse set of industries including fishing, tourism, renewable energy, and outdoor retailers that bring billions to the northwest and create thousands of jobs. A healthy environment means a healthy economy and the threats salmon face threaten us all.
One of a Kind
The wild salmon and steelhead of the Northwest are an incredible story of nature. When dinosaurs roamed the earth, salmon were swimming in our waters. Snake River salmon travel more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds – making them truly one of a kind.