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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

  • Views from North of the Border: Treaty must consider climate change Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - Views from North of the Border: Columbia River Treaty must consider climate change Jon O’Riordan in the Times Colonist 
(British Columbia, Canada) November 19, 2014The opportunity for renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water... Read more...

  • Seattle Times Op-Ed: How to boost salmon populations Friday, 07 November 2014 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: How to boost salmon populations slider.spill.damWe need to support expanding spill and managing the hydro-system more like a natural river for salmon to survive and recover, write guest columnists Liz Hamilton and Joseph Bogaard. November 6, 2014 By Liz Hamilton and Joseph BogaardSpecial to... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News: Oct./Nov. 2014 Friday, 07 November 2014 - Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - Oct./Nov. 2014 sos.logo1In this issue: (1) Army Corps Dredging Plan flushes more money down the river (2) Commentary: This year's "record" salmon returns in the Columbia Basin (3) The 1st Annual "Wild Rivers Night" in Seattle (4) The Northwest DamNation Film Tour - back on... Read more...

  • Seattle Times: 7-week-old baby orca missing, presumed dead Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - Seattle Times: 7-week-old baby orca missing, presumed dead web LostBabyOrca-2-620x411Associated Press and Seattle Times staff FRIDAY HARBOR — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.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.


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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