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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.  

Latest News

  • Lewiston Tribune: Sockeye salmon in hot water Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - Lewiston Tribune: Sockeye salmon in hot water neo 003631-01By ERIC BARKER Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Warm water in the Snake and Columbia rivers is walloping endangered Snake River sockeye, but Idaho Fish and Game officials are hopeful at least some of the salmon will rest in pockets of cold water and resume... Read more...

  • Idaho Statesman: Biologists bring sockeye into Idaho on trucks to get them out of hot water Friday, 17 July 2015 - Idaho Statesman: Biologists bring sockeye into Idaho on trucks to get them out of hot water sockeye.webJuly 17, 2015 By Rocky Barker Five sockeye salmon swam in tanks at the Eagle Hatchery on Wednesday wearing the scars of their shortened trip to Idaho. Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists took the... Read more...

  • Free The Snake: Patagonia’s new short film highlights lower Snake dam removal Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - Free The Snake: Patagonia’s new short film highlights lower Snake dam removal FreeTheSnakescreebgrabSOS extends a huge "thank you" to PATAGONIA for their ongoing campaign in support of lower Snake River dam removal. Their latest short film Free the Snake currently featured on National Geographic's website highlights... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - June/July 2015 Thursday, 25 June 2015 - sos.logo1Wild Salmon & Steelhead News June/July 2015 IN THIS ISSUE: 1. Wild salmon and steelhead have their day in court! 2. Lower Snake barging continues to decline 3. National Geographic Blog: Hungry, Endangered Orca and Costly, Out-dated Dams 4. Columbia River Treaty – State Department commits to new... 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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