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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!
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...  
Wild Salmon, Clean Energy and Climate Change   Survival of wild salmon depends on healthy rivers and a healthy climate. Rapidly advancing clean energy technologies offer effective, affordable solutions for replacing the lower Snake River dams’ ‘extinction energy’ with conservation and renewables. Learn more 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...

Latest News

  • Spokesman Review: Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag Monday, 24 October 2016 - Spokesman Review: Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams as fish runs sag srx Lower Granite Dam 3 t1140By Becky Kramer AT A GLANCE:The dams: Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite The wild fish: Spring, summer and fall chinook; sockeye; steelhead Electricity production: About 1,000 average megawatts, or... Read more...

  • EarthFix: Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table Sunday, 23 October 2016 - EarthFix: Taking Down Snake River Dams: It's Back On The Table Sockeye in RiverBy Courtney FlattOct. 21, 2016 Starting Monday people will get a chance to weigh-in on a controversial question: Should four dams come down on the lower Snake River? They’re facing renewed scrutiny because of a court-ordered analysis... 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.


Learn more about salmon, rivers, clean energy...
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