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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

  • CBS News: Pregnant killer whale J-32 was starving, necropsy reveals Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - Pregnant killer whale J-32 was starving, necropsy reveals CBS News, December 15, 2014 Death of killer whale J-32 troubling, say scientists orca eating salmon CFWRQuestions remain after a necropsy revealed a young female orca in the endangered southern resident population was malnourished when she died before giving... Read more...

  • High Country News: The great salmon compromise Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - High Country News: The great salmon compromise The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers? dam.large.ppDecember 8, 2014 Ben Goldfarb On an ice-blue afternoon in mid-May, I met Kat Brigham in a mall café on the Oregon... Read more...

  • Guest Opinion: Aging infrastructure and scarce dollars means tough decisions Monday, 08 December 2014 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion - In Focus: Aging infrastructure and scarce dollars means tough decisions for the Northwest imagesBy Norm Ritchie Sunday - December 7, 2014 The Northwest’s aging infrastructure hit the headlines in 2014. First came discovery of a massive 65-foot crack in the Columbia... Read more...

  • 2014 - The Year in Review Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - tom mccall“If salmon are running, God knows that all is well in His world…the health of the environment is good if the salmon are around. It is that simple.” – former Oregon Governor Tom McCall DONATE ONLINE HERE. SEE DONOR GIFTS AND RAFFLE ITEMS. 2014 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW The late governor was right of... 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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