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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

  • Lewiston Tribune: Whale concerns prompt dam petition Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - Lewiston Tribube: Whale concerns prompt dam petition orca eating salmon CFWRGroup says breaching dams would provide more food for threatened Puget Sound orcas February 23, 2015 By ERIC BARKER Another group is taking aim at the lower Snake River dams, this time as a vehicle to recover southern resident killer whales... Read more...

  • Outside: What Happens When You Demolish Two 100-Year-Old Dams Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - Outside Magazine: What Happens When You Demolish Two 100-Year-Old Dams elwhadam copyCan the largest river restoration project in history serve as a template for other waterways across the country? By Patrick HutchisonFeb. 4, 2015 “A river is never silent…Reservoirs stilled my song.” Narrated from the point... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - Jan./Feb. 2015 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - Jan./Feb. 2015sos.logo1 In This Issue: 1. DamNation in D.C. - A report from the nation's capitol 2. Orca advocates: "Restore the lower Snake River to feed hungry, endangered orcas" 3. Lower Snake River barging takes another hit 4. Good news from the “California Department... Read more...

  • Lewiston Tribune: Once more into the breach debate Sunday, 15 February 2015 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Once more into the breach debate LMT.barge.photoSunday, February 15, 2015 By ERIC BARKER Sunday, February 15, 2015 Once a company man, Jim Waddell now finds himself challenging the agency he spent a career serving. In so doing, he has established himself as a threat to those defending... 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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