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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

  • Happy Thanksgiving 2015! Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - thanksgiving2 And thank YOU for your support for healthy salmon and orca populations - and healthy rivers and communities! Very best to you and yours over the long weekend, Joseph, Sam and the Save Our wild Salmon Team! Read more...

  • Lewiston Morning Tribune: Studies doubt value of Snake River dams Monday, 16 November 2015 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Studies doubt value of Snake River dams navigationBy ERIC BARKER of the Tribune November 15, 2015 A pair of studies funded by two Northwest environmental groups conclude the four lower Snake River dams are needed neither to keep the region's commerce moving nor its lights on.... Read more...

  • To save the orcas, do we need to demolish dams? Monday, 16 November 2015 - To save the orcas, do we need to demolish dams? orca.kitsapSunday 15, November 2015 By Daniel Jack Chasan The show is over — at least it’s almost over. SeaWorld has announced that next year, it will phase out its killer whale performances in San Diego. The theme park has been under fire —... Read more...

  • Scientists to Administrator Will Stelle: NOAA must act on climate change and salmon Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - For Immediate Release October 28, 2015 copyContacts:Rod Sando, / 503-982-3271Joseph Bogaard, / 206-300-1003 Northwest Fisheries Biologists Raise Serious Issues re: NOAA, climate change, and Columbia-Snake River salmon recovery efforts in letter to West... 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.


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.


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.


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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