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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

  • CBB: Cross-Border Coalition Urges Collaboration In Modernizing U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty Friday, 12 February 2016 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Cross-Border Coalition Urges Collaboration In Modernizing U.S.-CanadaColumbia River Treaty Columbia River GorgeFriday, February 12, 2016 A cross-border coalition from a broad group of 51 organization and associations are urging the U.S. and Canadian governments to modernize the 52-year old... Read more...

  • Wild Salmon & Steelhead News - January 2016 Monday, 25 January 2016 - sos.logo1Wild Salmon & Steelhead NewsJanuary 2016 Here is the January issue of SOS' online newsletter. Enjoy! 1. Thank you for a successful year-end fund drive!2. A ninth calf is born to the Southern Resident Orcas!3. 2015 Lower Snake River Commercial Navigation: Another Year of Decline4. Climate Change... Read more...

  • Seattle Times: Puget Sound orca numbers rise fast after 30-year low in 2014 Sunday, 24 January 2016 - Seattle Times: Puget Sound orca numbers rise fast after 30-year low in 2014 After nine births, Southern-resident orcas in Puget Sound number 85. By Evan Bush , Seattle Times staff reporterJanuary 20, 2016 just over a year, Puget Sound has welcomed nine baby Southern-resident orcas to the... Read more...

  • LMT: Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish centralID.snow.smJanuary 1. 2016 By ERIC BARKER LEWISTON, Idaho. Idaho's vertical geography may give salmon, steelhead and other native fish a fighting chance as climate change continues to alter their habitat for the worse. Scientists... 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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