- Spokesman Review: Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag Monday, 24 October 2016 - Spokesman Review: Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag By Becky Kramer AT A GLANCE:The dams: Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite The wild fish: Spring, summer and fall chinook; sockeye; steelhead Electricity production: About 1,000 average megawatts, or... Read more...
- EarthFix: Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table Sunday, 23 October 2016 - EarthFix: Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table By Courtney FlattOct. 21, 2016 Starting Monday people will get a chance to weigh-in on a controversial question: Should four dams come down on the lower Snake River? They’re facing renewed scrutiny because of a court-ordered analysis... Read more...
- Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy Sunday, 23 October 2016 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy By Nancy HirshSaturday, Oct. 22, 2016 The Spokesman-Review’s Sept. 30 article “Feds asking public to weigh in on breaching Snake River dams” allowed to go unanswered a statement claiming that, if the region chooses... Read more...
- Seattle Times: Environmental effects of Columbia, Snake river dams scrutinized Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - Seattle Times: Environmental effects of Columbia, Snake river dams scrutinized For the fifth time, the federal agencies that run the Columbia and Snake river hydropower system must demonstrate to a judge’s satisfaction they can do so without killing off the region’s threatened and endangered... 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.