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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

  • WDC Guest Blog: Southern Resident Orcas and the Snake River Thursday, 21 May 2015 - Whale and Dolphin Conservation Guest Blog: Southern Resident Orcas and the Snake River By Dr. Deborah Giles, May 16, 2015 Ten years ago, the Southern Resident orca population was officially listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In the decade since, the Southern Residents... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - April - May 2015 Sunday, 03 May 2015 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead Newssos.logo1 April - May 2015 IN THIS ISSUE: 1. 10 years of ‘salmon spill’ over Columbia and Snake river dams. 2. Columbia River Treaty: Modernize it already! Salmon, fishing and faith leaders meet with Senator Murray 3. American Rivers lists the Columbia River among our nation’s... Read more...

  • Patagonia Ad: Don't Hold Back Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - Here's Patagonia "Don't Hold Back" ad that ran in Washington State newspapers the week of April 20, 2015. Please join with Patagonia and ask Senators Murray and Cantwell to not hold back our salmon, orcas, rivers and economy. Ask them to support removal of the four lower Snake River dams. Please... Read more...

  • Lewiston Tribune editorial: Dam cost-benefit study even better idea today Monday, 20 April 2015 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Dam cost-benefit study even better idea today April 18, 2015 PortofLewistonIf calling on the Government Accountability Office to examine the costs and benefits of maintaining the four lower Snake River dams was a good idea two years ago, it's an even better one now. Back then,... 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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