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New Hope for Wild Salmon and Steelhead! This spring, U.S. Courts rejected the federal government's latest Columbia/Snake River salmon plan as wholly inadequate and illegal. We need a lawful, scientific and cost-effective plan that protects and restores these iconic species. More about what our wild salmon and communities need to thrive!
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...
Does the Lower Snake Waterway Make Sense Today?   River shipping was a main argument for building the lower Snake dams. Navigation, however, has steadily declined in recent decades, while its O&M costs have dramatically increased. Meanwhile, local businesses are investing private dollars to expand their local rail lines. Learn more...  
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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  • Boise Weekly: Dams, Megawatts and Poached Salmon Thursday, 04 August 2016 - Boise Weekly: Dams, Megawatts and Poached Salmon U.S. District Judge: "Inaction is not an option"By George Prentice, August 3, 2016 news1 salmonwilly ryanjohnsonThe room in the Hoff Building was packed on the blistering hot afternoon of July 26 during the Idaho Environmental forum's latest effort to deconstruct the debate... Read more...

  • Oregonian Guest Opinion: We can have a clean energy future and wild salmon Tuesday, 02 August 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: We can have a clean energy future and wild salmon By Wendy Gerlitz July 29, 2016 snake-river-damsjpg-0a737256e566bbe3Some would paint a bleak picture of the region's energy future, one in which we choose between ample electricity and wild salmon survival. But we need not choose. We can take the actions... 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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