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Save Our Wild Salmon

Explore this page to find editorials and guest opinions concerning all things related to Columbia-Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead.

Feb 5, 2017 - Patagonia Blog: The Cleanest Line - Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Right

Jan 18, 2017 - Many Dollars and Little Sense: Barging on the Lower Snake River

Jan 2, 2017 - Tri-Cities Herard Letter to the Editor: On orcas, ask an expert

Dec 12, 2016 - Chinook Observer Editorial: Say no to standing by as salmon go extinct

Dec 9, 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Fishy end run

Dec 8, 2016 - Daily Astoria Editorial: ‘God Squad’ is the wrong idea for endangered species

Dec 7, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Stop studying the studies; breach dams and save the salmon

Dec 7, 2016 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: An opportunity to push for salmon recovery

Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers

Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers (2)

Dec 3, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: Future of Idaho’s wild salmon can’t be sacrificed for any other interest

Oct 23, 2016 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy

Sep 30, 2016 - Call to Action: Court-Ordered Columbia-Snake Salmon NEPA Review: Phase 1 – Public Hearings this Fall!

Aug 2, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: We can have a clean energy future and wild salmon

Jul 4, 2016 - New York Times Editorial: The Salmon's Swim for Survival

Jun 26, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Renewed optimism for salmon recovery

Jun 22, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Time for Congress to act on dams, Idaho sockeye

Jun 12, 2016 - Guest Columnist Linwood Laughy: Snake Oil on the Lower Snake

Jun 2, 2016 - NRDC Blog: To Save Orcas, First Save Salmon

Jun 2, 2016 - Defenders Magazine: Looking for a Sound Solution

Jun 2, 2016 - Idaho Mountain Express Editorial: Stop dance of death

May 22, 2016 - Seattle Times Editorial: Columbia River Treaty works, but needs thoughtful updating

May 15, 2016 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities

May 11, 2016 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: What you hear today, you'll hear tomorrow

Mar 31, 2016 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Hungry killer whales waiting for Columbia River salmon

Dec 15, 2015 - New York Times: Finding Refuge for Salmon, Cold Water Preferred

Nov 4, 2015 - Huff Post: Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Oct 27, 2015 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Orcas growing factor in Columbia River salmon management

Oct 6, 2015 - Canoe & Kayak: Paddling Against Deadbeat Dams at the Free the Snake Flotilla

Aug 21, 2015 - Patagonia's The Cleanest Line: Save Money, Save Salmon, Save Mike: Free the Snake

Aug 18, 2015 - High Country News: Why is bad science protecting the Lower Snake River dams?

Aug 15, 2015 - Spokesman-Review Editorial: Drought put new facet on U.S.-Canada river treaty

Aug 3, 2015 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Dead Salmon, climate change and Northwest dams

Aug 3, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Sockeye death toll a predictable disaster

Jun 23, 2015 - Spokesman-Review guest opinion: Pope's letter on environment a call for change

Jun 17, 2015 - Nat Geo Guest Blog: Breach the Snake River Dams

May 21, 2015 - WDC Guest Blog: Southern Resident Orcas and the Snake River

Apr 22, 2015 - Patagonia Ad: Don't Hold Back

Apr 20, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Dam cost-benefit study even better idea today

Mar 11, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Columnist Rocky Barker: New numbers won't change debate about Snake River structures

Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Commentary: Waddell is not so easy to ignore (2)

Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Editorial: Will taxpayers dub it a 'Port to Nowhere'?

Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Editorial: Will taxpayers dub it a 'Port to Nowhere'? (2)

Feb 28, 2015 - Guest Opinion: Survival of endangered orcas in the Salish Sea depends on restoring chinook

Dec 8, 2014 - Guest Opinion: Aging infrastructure and scarce dollars means tough decisions

Nov 19, 2014 - Views from North of the Border: Treaty must consider climate change

Sep 11, 2014 - ACTION ALERT - Stop wasteful spending. Protect our wild salmon!

Aug 26, 2014 - New York Times: Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost

Aug 5, 2014 - Seattle Times letters to the editor: Salmon recovery: Don’t cut back on dam spills

Jul 28, 2014 - Spokesman Review Guest opinion: Value the water stored in Canada

Jul 28, 2014 - Idaho Statesman's Rocky Barker: Renewing Idaho's wild salmon and wild rivers

Jul 2, 2014 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Why the Columbia River Treaty matters

Jun 26, 2014 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Drug addiction and salmon policy

Jun 24, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Letters to the Editor

Jun 4, 2014 - The Fight for a Lawful Salmon Plan

Mar 13, 2014 - Seattle Times: Weigh all the benefits of the Columbia River Treaty

Feb 9, 2014 - Daily Astorian: Editorial: Latest salmon deal is disappointing (again)

Jan 28, 2014 - Seattle Times Editorial: Water over dams saves salmon

Jan 27, 2014 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Idaho and its chinook deserve an expansion of water spills

Jan 24, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Feds’ predictable fish plan keeps careers going

Jan 22, 2014 - Update: a not-so-new Federal Plan for Columbia/Snake salmon and steelhead

Jan 2, 2014 - New York Times Blog: The Law That Saved the Bald Eagle

Dec 16, 2013 - Protect the Lower Snake-Oppose Harmful, Unlawful Dredging!

Dec 15, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Columbia River plan fails to protect salmon

Dec 5, 2013 - An enhanced spill experiment – costs and carbon impacts are modest and manageable.

Dec 2, 2013 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Federal Government doing too little to help Columbia salmon

Nov 18, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Can Labrador be as courageous at home?

Nov 15, 2013 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Consider ecosystem in U.S.-Canada negotiations for Columbia River Treaty

Oct 27, 2013 - Spokesman-Review op/ed: Include salmon, climate provisions in river treaty

Oct 25, 2013 - Seattle Times: Roll on Columbia River Treaty

Oct 8, 2013 - The Oregonian Editorial: The Northwest needs an overhauled Columbia River Treaty.

Oct 7, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Bye-Bye to barging on the Snake, Clearwater?

Sep 27, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Idaho lost more than a megaload court case

Sep 18, 2013 - LMT Editorial: Feds' fifth fish recovery plan invites a sixth

Sep 17, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Editorial: Thorough, fair ruling for U.S. 12 megaloads

Sep 17, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Same old story

Sep 15, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Same old story (2)

Jul 15, 2013 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Save the law that protects America's natural capital

Jun 20, 2013 - Renewing the Columbia River Treaty: a-once-in-our-lifetime chance

Jun 7, 2013 - LMT Guest Opinion: If you do the math, dams don't add up

May 16, 2013 - Climate Change Prevention and Care

May 8, 2013 - Paul Lumley: To manage the Columbia River, we need a new treaty for a new era (2)

May 5, 2013 - Spokesman Review guest opinion: It’s time to assess use of shrinking tax dollars on lower Snake River dams

Apr 22, 2013 - The Oregonian: A 21st-century blueprint for saving Oregon species from climate change

Apr 15, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Good news - There are chinook and coho seasons

Apr 12, 2013 - Fires, Sediment, Salmon and Taxpayers

Mar 7, 2013 - Old Arguments, New Realities

Mar 7, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Don't take Linwood Laughy's word for it

Feb 11, 2013 - Seattle Times Editorial: BPA, the next 75 years

Jan 24, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Judging River Dredging Plan By the Numbers

Jan 11, 2013 - Bellingham Herald Op-ed: Basin stakeholders talks could break stalemate

Dec 21, 2012 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Will NOAA’s new process matter?

Dec 21, 2012 - Editorial: Saving Columbia Basin salmon requires a boost in the Northwest's focus and ingenuity

Dec 6, 2012 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: Idaho salmon: The $9,000 sockeye? There is a better answer.

Dec 3, 2012 - Op-ed in the Columbian: Time for new approach to save salmon

Nov 15, 2012 - Chinook Observer Editorial: Let’s cooperate on salmon

Nov 15, 2012 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Salmon recovery waits on Obama

Nov 15, 2012 - Settling fish vs. dams: Is there a better time?

Nov 15, 2012 - Bend Bulletin Op-ed: Clean energy plans must not forget endangered salmon

Nov 7, 2012 - NOAA, We Have a Problem

Oct 16, 2012 - Governor's call for salmon collaboration is an economic opportunity

Oct 16, 2012 - Sac Bee Viewpoints: Collaborative solutions will benefit 'Pacific Salmon States'

Oct 16, 2012 - We can end the Columbia basin salmon wars now by balancing energy, conservation

Aug 30, 2012 - Boil On Columbia

Aug 14, 2012 - The Worst Dam Bill Ever

Jul 30, 2012 - NYTimes Opinionator: Biological Boomerang

Jun 28, 2012 - Saving Salmon to Save Orcas

May 29, 2012 - The Columbian: Twin milestones illustrate importance of Endangered Species Act

May 9, 2012 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Fish or dams? Why not try a third choice?

Apr 5, 2012 - BPA stifling opportunities for salmon, wind, and jobs

Jan 5, 2012 - Sustainable Business Oregon: Let's stop defending failure in the Columbia Basin by Jeff Hickman

Dec 5, 2011 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: A judge has stepped up for Idaho’s fish. Now it’s our turn.

Nov 9, 2011 - Oregonian Op-ed - Saving salmon: Northwest businesses deserve seats at the table

Aug 18, 2011 - News Tribune Oped: Ruling brings opportunity to rebuild fisheries, expand our green economy

Aug 15, 2011 - Register Guard Oped: Give stakeholders a chance on salmon survival plan

Aug 12, 2011 - New York Times Editorial: The Salmon Deserve Better

May 16, 2011 - Seattle Times Op-Ed by Pat Ford: Wild salmon and wind power can work together

May 13, 2011 - Don't let BPA squander clean energy jobs and innovation.

Mar 29, 2011 - Oped in Capital Press by Brett Swift - Fewer dams will improve Columbia-Snake river system

Mar 17, 2011 - Oregonian: Scientists respond to Lubchenco Op-Ed

Feb 13, 2011 - Oregonian Op-ed: The reckoning: A looming decision on endangered salmon will set the stage for momentous battles over the future

Aug 22, 2010 - Columbia salmon policy still driven by ideology, not science - Oregonian op-ed by Steven Hawley

Aug 16, 2010 - Oregonian - August 16th, 2010: Columbia River salmon: The fishermen's plan is starting to work

Jun 1, 2010 - Seattle Times: Crafting the operating manual for the Columbia River system

Apr 22, 2010 - Idaho Statesman Editorial, April 21, 2010 - SALMON: A good day, and a good decision, for Idaho fish

Apr 11, 2010 - Columbian Op-Ed by Dan Grogan: Protect fish to protect fisheries

Apr 7, 2010 - Seattle Times Editorial, April 7th, 2010: Water over the dam works for salmon

Apr 2, 2010 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial - April 2nd, 2010: Feds would shut off tap on fishing economy

Mar 23, 2010 - Oregonian Op-ed by Rod Sando: Federal approach still harms salmon

Mar 20, 2010 - Oregonian Op-Ed by Steven Hawley: "What don't we know about the Columbia salmon plan?"

Mar 11, 2010 - L.A. Times - An upstream battle over chinook salmon

Jan 28, 2010 - Idaho Statesman - Dr. Steve Bruce: More broken promises from Army Corps

Jan 25, 2010 - LA Times Editorial: Save the salmon -- and us

Jan 25, 2010 - Seattle Times Editorial - For healthy returns, juvenile salmon have to reach the ocean

Dec 26, 2009 - Register Guard Editorial: Release salmon findings - December 26th, 2009

Dec 21, 2009 - Daily Astorian - Letters to the Editor - Oct. 7th, 2009

Dec 17, 2009 - Astorian Editorial: Obama was right

Nov 9, 2009 - Spokesman-Review Guest opinion: Clean energy action crucial by Don Barbieri

Oct 29, 2009 - Chico News & Review: Saving an American icon

Oct 26, 2009 - Los Angeles Times Op-ed by Carl Pope: Noah's Ark for Salmon

Oct 26, 2009 - PLENTY Magazine: Bill McKibben sees the environmental health of a nation in the plight of our salmon and the battle over offshore drilling

Oct 19, 2009 - Register Guard Op-ed by Glen Spain: Obama’s salmon plan just repackages Bush’s failed effort

Oct 12, 2009 - Editorials & Opinions - Columbia & Snake River Salmon in the Media

Oct 9, 2009 - Oregonian Op-ed by Governor Kulongoski: Another flawed plan to protect salmon

Oct 7, 2009 - Oregonian Op-ed: For wild salmon, more business as usual

Sep 27, 2009 - Register Guard Op-ed: We need to both help salmon and produce cleaner energy

Sep 19, 2009 - New York Times Editorial: Not There on Salmon, September 20th, 2009

Sep 16, 2009 - The Caddis Fly - Oregon Fly Fishing: Meet the new boss: same as the old boss

Aug 26, 2009 - Tacoma News Tribune Op-Ed by Sara Patton: Salmon, water, energy policies should be considered together

Aug 17, 2009 - SF Chronicle: Doing away with dams

Aug 12, 2009 - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Editorial: Giving Snake River salmon a lift

Aug 12, 2009 - THE NEW YORK TIMES Editorial: Salmon Test

Aug 10, 2009 - BUFFALO NEWS: Bust the dams, save the salmon

Aug 9, 2009 - Oregonian op-ed: Dam decision poses test for Obama team

Aug 9, 2009 - Boston Globe Editorial: Salmon: A dam shame

Aug 5, 2009 - Press Release: Former governors & Fishing Business Letters to President Obama

Aug 4, 2009 - Register Guard Editorial - August 4th, 2009: Prepare for dam removal

Jul 24, 2009 - Seattle Times, July 24th, 2009: A new twist in dam removal on the Snake River

Jul 6, 2009 - LA Times OpEd: Paul VanDevelder July 6. 2009

Jul 5, 2009 - New York Times: July 4th, 2009 Editorial

Jun 15, 2009 - Idaho Statesman: Chris Wood Op-ed June 15, 2009

Jun 5, 2009 - Mike Crapo steps outside Larry Craig's shadow

Jun 5, 2009 - OREGONIAN: The false choice on endangered salmon

Apr 29, 2009 - America to President Obama: Please Save Wild Salmon in the Columbia & Snake Rivers!

Apr 11, 2009 - NEW YORK TIMES: Dr. Lubchenco and the salmon

Apr 5, 2009 - Cecil Andrus Op-ed: A workable salmon policy for the Northwest

Mar 31, 2009 - Spokesman Review: Guest Opinion, Dustin Aherin, May 18, 2008

Mar 23, 2009 - High Country News, March 23rd, 2009: 2017 is just around the corner

Mar 5, 2009 - Seattle P-I Editorial - Feb 22, 2009 - Washington Century: Salmon

Mar 2, 2009 - Saving Snake River salmon will save Puget Sound killer whales

May 2, 2008 - Seattle Times Guest columnists: Connect the dots to save orcas, salmon

Oct 31, 2007 - The Salmon Extinction Plan

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