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Free the Snake - the necessary cornerstone of a lawful salmon plan In 2016, a federal judge rejected the government's latest Columbia Basin salmon plan - the fifth such plan to meet this fate. A new plan that finally protects our nation's iconic fish - and our communities - must include removal of the costly lower Snake River dams. Learn more...
Unsustainable: the new economics of the lower Snake River dams   A series of expensive, illegal federal salmon plans coupled with rapidly changing market forces in the energy and transportation sectors makes it increasingly difficult to justify further investment in the high-cost, low-value dams on the lower Snake. 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...

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  • AP: Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker-traffic risk to orcas Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - Associated Press: Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker-traffic risk to orcas By The Associated Press April 26, 2017 orca.breachIn a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the tribes argue that the Coast Guard has failed to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service over the impact on... Read more...

  • Oregonian: Idaho horseback riders on salmon trek pass through Portland Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - Oregonian: Idaho horseback riders on salmon trek pass through Portland By Andrew Theen, April 24, 2017 redd.rideThree women rode horses through downtown Portland on Monday, part of a 900-mile journey to raise awareness about the plight of endangered Idaho salmon. The trio are traveling roughly the same... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - April-May 2017 Thursday, 20 April 2017 - sos.logo1Wild Salmon & Steelhead News -- April-May 2017 1. Salmon Win in Court - More Dam Spill, More Dam Scrutiny! 2. Idaho Advocates Call on NOAA: “Stop barging and leave fish in the river!” 3. SOS leaders attend Tribal Treaty Rights Conference in Lewiston, Idaho 4. Dam Debate: SOS and IRU go... Read more...

  • NWPR/EarthFix: Conservation Groups Ask To Stop Barging Sockeye Around Dams Thursday, 20 April 2017 - NWPR/EarthFix: Conservation Groups Ask To Stop Barging Sockeye Around Dams Courtney Flatt, April 19, 2017 sockeyestream 2Helping juvenile salmon migrate out to sea has long been difficult and controversial. Barging is a common way to get the fish around dams. The salmon are hauled around eight dams in the... 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.

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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.
     

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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.

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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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