- New York Times Opinion: Unplugging the Colorado River Sunday, 22 May 2016 - New York Times Opinion: Unplugging the Colorado River Could the end be near for one of the West’s biggest dams? By Abrahm Lustgarten May 20, 2016 WEDGED between Arizona and Utah, less than 20 miles upriver from the Grand Canyon, a soaring concrete wall nearly the height of two football fields... Read more...
- Crosscut: Judge: Failed salmon restoration has cost billions Sunday, 22 May 2016 - Crosscut: Judge: Failed salmon restoration has cost billions Tuesday 17, May 2016 by Daniel Jack Chasan It’s Groundhog Day. Again. Or maybe not. On May 3, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon trashed the federal government’s plan for managing dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries,... Read more...
- Seattle Times Editorial: Columbia River Treaty works, but needs thoughtful updating Sunday, 22 May 2016 - Seattle Times Editorial: Columbia River Treaty works, but needs thoughtful updating Time for the U.S. and Canada to move ahead on talks about modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. Get started on negotiations. May 19, 2016 By Seattle Times editorial board CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau... Read more...
- Seattle Times Op-Ed: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities Sunday, 15 May 2016 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities May 14, 2016 By Bob Rees, Nancy Hirsh and Bill Arthur Special to The Times EARLIER this month, the U.S. District Court in Portland rejected the government’s latest plans for protecting... 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.