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Salmon need a legal, science-based plan! Columbia Basin wild salmon and steelhead remain in deep trouble. We need a plan that helps these populations and moves them away from the risk of extinction. The government's latest plan, however, offers no new measures to aid salmon, and may roll back existing protections. More about the feds' “Groundhog Day” plan here!
Columbia River Treaty Modernizing the 1964 Columbia River Treaty in 2014 will help Canada and the United States tackle our common climate challenge to healthy waters, wild salmon, clean energy, and river-based economies.    Learn more here...
Lower Snake River Waterway   An Army Corps of Engineers' plan to dredge the lower Snake River waterway, and a fight by the Nez Perce Tribe and local citizens against 'mega-loads' bound for the Alberta tar sands, have triggered a regional discussion about the value and future of commercial navigation on the lower Snake River. Learn more here...  
Columbia-Snake Basin Stakeholder Initiative   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reached out to more than 200 Northwest stakeholders – fishermen, farmers, conservationists, energy producers, shipping interests, and others - to begin a conversation about Columbia-Snake Basin salmon restoration. Learn more here.  

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  • New York Times: Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - New York Times: Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost By JACQUES LESLIEAUG. 22, 2014 muddy waters 01THAYER SCUDDER, the world’s leading authority on the impact of dams on poor people, has changed his mind about dams. A frequent consultant on large dam projects, Mr. Scudder held out hope through most of his... Read more...

  • Columbia Basin Bulletin: Dworkshak Unit Out Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Dworshak Unit Out: River Managers Mull Options To Maintain Cool Conditions For Snake River Salmon Friday, August 22, 2014 DworshakA primary source of cool water used to improve Snake River salmon summertime migration conditions was pinched Aug. 15, leaving fish and hydro system... Read more...

  • Al Jazeera: Elder’s devotion to ugly fish lives on after his tragic death Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - Al Jazeera: Elder’s devotion to ugly fish lives on after his tragic death Elmer Crow believed the eel-like lamprey plays an important role in ecosystem balance American eelAugust 20, 2014 by Kevin Taylor SPALDING, Idaho — Like salmon, lampreys are born in fresh water and journey to the ocean for several... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - August 2014 Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - soslogo 2Wild Salmon & Steelhead News August 2014 Issue August is proving another busy month at Save Our wild Salmon – lots of work afoot and we’re also trying to get outside every once in a while to take advantage of the summer while it is still here! So we’re posting a slightly abbreviated (but still... Read more...

Solutions TableSolutions Table
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.

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Wind and Salmon ConnectionWind & 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.
     

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Salmon Mean BusinessSalmon 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.

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One of a KindOne 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.

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