- Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - January 2016 Monday, 25 January 2016 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead NewsJanuary 2016 Here is the January issue of SOS' online newsletter. Enjoy! 1. Thank you for a successful year-end fund drive!2. A ninth calf is born to the Southern Resident Orcas!3. 2015 Lower Snake River Commercial Navigation: Another Year of Decline4. Climate Change... Read more...
- Seattle Times: Puget Sound orca numbers rise fast after 30-year low in 2014 Sunday, 24 January 2016 - Seattle Times: Puget Sound orca numbers rise fast after 30-year low in 2014 After nine births, Southern-resident orcas in Puget Sound number 85. By Evan Bush , Seattle Times staff reporterJanuary 20, 2016 In just over a year, Puget Sound has welcomed nine baby Southern-resident orcas to the... Read more...
- LMT: Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish January 1. 2016 By ERIC BARKER LEWISTON, Idaho. Idaho's vertical geography may give salmon, steelhead and other native fish a fighting chance as climate change continues to alter their habitat for the worse. Scientists... Read more...
- CBB: Songbird Study Shows River Ecosystem Recovery After Dam Removal, Return Of Salmon Nutrients Monday, 04 January 2016 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Songbird Study Shows River Ecosystem Recovery After Dam Removal, Return Of Salmon Nutrients Tuesday, December 29, 2015 A songbird species that flourishes on the salmon-rich side of dams in the western United States struggles when it tries to nest on the side closed off... 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.