- NW Fishletter #364: NWEC Panel Explores Replacing Power From Lower Snake River Dams Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - NW Fishletter #364: NWEC Panel Explores Replacing Power From Lower Snake River Dams December 5, 2016 A panel convened at the Nov. 17 NW Energy Coalition conference in Portland explored options and pitfalls associated with replacing power from the lower Snake River dams, should the dams be... Read more...
- Daily Astorian Guest Column: An opportunity to push for salmon recovery Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: An opportunity to push for salmon recovery By Glen Spain and Joel Kawahara December 6, 2016 After decades of watching failed attempts to fix a broken system, West Coast fishermen now have a golden opportunity to push for a serious Columbia River salmon recovery plan.... Read more...
- Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers Sunday, 04 December 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers By Julian Matthews and Lin Laughy December 4, 2016 Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., has called on Congress to protect federal hydroelectric dams as a “top priority.” (Tri City Herald, “Newhouse Pushes for Law... Read more...
- Save Our wild Salmon Stands with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock Sunday, 04 December 2016 - Save Our wild Salmon Stands with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. With today’s decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the final permit necessary to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline across the Missouri River and lands held sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their many... 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.