Fact Sheets & Documents
Redfish Lake, Idaho
I. A Columbia Basin Stakeholder Collaboration
A year-long study completed by Oregon Consensus and the Ruckelhaus Center on behalf of NOAA-Fisheries to better understand the stakeholder perspectives and opportunities for a regional collaboration to address the linked challenges facing salmon, energy, and transportation in the Columbia Basin.
A regional stakeholder collaboration can bring people together to solve the linked problems facing wild salmon, clean energy, and transportation in the Columbia Basin & Pacific Northwest.
Factsheet: A New Vision for the Northwest
The Pacific Northwest can have a healthy economy, and clean energy, and wild salmon, but we need to act soon in order to realize this vision.
II. Light in the River - Climate Impacts, Clean Energy, and Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
Brochure: 4-page Bright Future summary
Fact Sheet: Columbia Basin Salmon, Dams, and Clean Energy
The mixed energy and salmon strategy from the report Bright Future creates jobs and prosperity for Northwest people.
III. Lower Snake River Waterway:
- Coalition Comments for the 2012 Army Corps DEIS (March 2013)
- SOS Supplemental Comments re: 2012 DEIS (March 2013)
- Nez Perce Tribes Comments for 2012 DEIS (March 2013)
- Sediment and Subsidies by Lin Laughy (Feb. 2013)
- Freight Transportation on the Lower Snake by Lin Laughy (March 2013)
- Fact Sheet: Stuck in the Mud: The growing flood risk and costs of keeping the lower Snake River Dams.
Op-ed: Lower Snake dams block fish, progress: A Lewiston, Idaho resident's guest opinion on his community's history with the Snake River dams. (Spokesman Review, May 2008)
IV. 2014 FCRPS Biological Opinion (Columbia-Snake Federal Salmon Plan) and Expanded Spill Proposal
- Fact sheet: 2014 Columbia-Snake Salmon Plan - The Salmon Communities' Analysis (Jan. 2014)
- Fact sheet: Rules of Thumb for the bill impacts of changes in Bonneville Power Administration costs or revenues: $100 million example (Oct. 2013)
- Fact sheet: Testing the Waters: Can Beneficial Spill Help Salmon and Steelhead Targets Reach Key Restoration Targets? (May 2013)
- Fact sheet: Enhanced spill: Consumer bills and Carbon emissions (Oct. 2013)
- Memo: Fish Passage Center (FPC) Review of BPA-Spill Presentation (Dec. 2013)
- SOS Summary: FPC Review BPA-Spill Presentation (Dec. 2013)
- Memo: FPC Review of BPA presentation to ISAB re: expanded spill (Jan. 2014)
- Letter: SOS/NWEC to Northwest Power and Conservation Council re: spill and climate (Feb. 2014)
V. Modernizing the U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty
- Final Regional Recommendation to the U. S. Department of State (Dec 2013)
- Cover Letter for the Final Regional Recommendation (Dec 2013)
- Draft Regional Recommendation (Sept 2013)
- Cover Letter for the Draft Regional Recommendation (Sept 2013)
- SOS and NWEC Joint Comments on the "Working Draft" of the Regional Recommendation (Aug 2013)
Answers to some common misconceptions regarding the effects the lower Snake River dams have on salmon, energy, farms, jobs, and climate change.
Report: Learning From the Fish
The Biological Effects of Bonneville Power Administration River Management, Including Its Wind Power Curtailments, on Ocean-bound Columbia and Snake River Salmon in 2011
When salmon returns are strong, business activity and employment in the salmon industry – and thus in the Northwest – are also strong.
Fact Sheet: The Orca Connection
Saving Snake River salmon may save Puget Sound killer whales.
Fact Sheet: The Real Catch
The comparative impact of dams vs. recreational and commercial fishing in the Columbia Basin.