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December 10, 2017

For immediate release: U.S. - Canada talks to modernize the treaty will begin in early 2018

in Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty
Editor's note: On Friday, Dec. 8, the United States State Department issued a brief announcement that talks between the U.S. and Canada to modernize the 50+ year old Columbia River Treaty would begin in early 2018. Senator Patty Murray's statement about this… Read More
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September 11, 2017

2017 Free the Snake Flotilla Photo Gallery

in Restoring the Lower Snake River
2017 'Free the Snake' Flotilla Photo Gallery Additional Flotilla 2017 photos can be seen here - courtesy of Wingspan Media and Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment 2017 Flotilla Sponsors Read More

Jul 6, 2017 - For Immediate Release: The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value

Jun 30, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NW business and conservation leaders oppose bill to overturn 2016 federal court decision and push imperiled salmon closer to extinction.

Jun 22, 2017 - News Release – Northwest, British Columbia need to stand together to modernize the Columbia River Treaty

May 18, 2017 - ORECA's alert targeting Governor Brown doesn’t tell the full story.

May 17, 2017 - For Immediate Release: 31 Groups Send Letter to WA and OR members of Congress re: Columbia Basin salmon recovery

Mar 27, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Court Grants Increased 'Spill' to Aid Endangered Columbia/Snake River Salmon

Mar 7, 2017 - Media Advisory
: Court Hearing in Portland on Columbia/Snake Salmon - 3.9.2017

Feb 12, 2017 - Columbia/Snake Salmon NEPA Analysis Public Scoping Comment Period: A Summary

Feb 12, 2017 - 400,000 citizens submit comments calling for removal of the lower Snake River dams

Feb 1, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: More than 250,000 Urge Feds to Do More to Save Salmon

Jan 9, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates Ask Court to Safeguard Salmon Ahead of Federal Planning Process

Dec 21, 2016 - For Immediate Release: New Report Highlights 10 Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration

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

Sep 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: Feds Announce Hearings for Public to Weigh in on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Aug 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: 33 organizations ask federal agencies to commence NEPA public comment period after Jan. 1, 2017

Aug 16, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.16.2016)

Aug 9, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.9.2016)

Aug 2, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.2.2016)

Jul 26, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.26.2016)

Jul 6, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.6.2016)

Jun 30, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016

Jun 21, 2016 - May 4, 2016 U.S. District Court Ruling: Background and Links

Jun 9, 2016 - Recent Economic Analyses of the Lower Snake River Dams

May 4, 2016 - For Immediate Release: U.S. District Court sides with wild salmon and communities

Feb 9, 2016 - For Immediate Release: Conservation, fishing and faith communities call for U.S and Canadian government collaboration as essential to modernize the Columbia River Treaty

Nov 5, 2015 - For Immediate Release: Two reports: lower Snake dams failing to pay their way

Oct 28, 2015 - Scientists to Administrator Will Stelle: NOAA must act on climate change and salmon

Oct 22, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Letter challenges Army Corps of Engineers recent statements on the costs and benefits of the lower Snake River dams.

Jun 30, 2015 - Free The Snake: Patagonia’s new short film highlights lower Snake dam removal

Jun 23, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today's Federal Court Hearing on Salmon

Jun 9, 2015 - For Immediate Release: Columbia River Treaty: State Department to include Ecosystem Function in negotiating position

Jun 9, 2015 - For Immediate Release: NOAA’s new plan for Snake River Sockeye falls short

Jan 12, 2015 - For Immediate Release: Court declines injunction request to prevent lower Snake dredging this winter; legal challenge moves forward

Nov 24, 2014 - Press release: Fishing, conservation groups challenge Corps' costly dredging of lower Snake River

Sep 23, 2014 - Press Release: Corps dredging plan evades high taxpayer costs and harm to salmon

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

Jun 17, 2014 - For immediate release: Federal agencies squander chance for progress on Northwest salmon

Jan 17, 2014 - Press Release: Feds squander chance for progress on salmon

Oct 28, 2013 - News Release: Northwest, British Columbia need to pull together to modernize Columbia River Treaty

Oct 23, 2013 - B.C. Releases Draft Columbia River Treaty Recommendations

Sep 10, 2013 - For Immediate Release: Federal agencies squander chance for progress on salmon

Sep 3, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 7

Sep 2, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 6

Aug 20, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 5

Aug 16, 2013 - For Immediate Release: Corps Delay to Dredge Lower Snake Shows Need for More Study

Aug 16, 2013 - For Immediate Release: Corps Delay to Dredge Lower Snake Shows Need for More Study (2)

Aug 14, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 4

Aug 5, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 3

Jul 30, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 2

Jul 26, 2013 - SOS Letter to Forest Service re: megaloads and salmon

Jul 23, 2013 - Summer 2013 – Hot water alert No. 1

Jul 22, 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five Myths about Freight Transportation on the Lower Snake River

Jul 22, 2013 - For immediate release: Five myths about freight transportation on the Lower Snake River

Jul 16, 2013 - Federal agencies tout “mission accomplished” as Columbia-Snake salmon populations struggle

Jun 22, 2013 - A Brief History of “spill”

May 9, 2013 - All Scientists Are Saying Is…"Give (More) Spill A Chance."

Mar 26, 2013 - Independent analyses challenge the economic viability and future of lower Snake River waterway

Feb 7, 2013 - SOS Statement re: Rep. Hastings Letter about NOAA stakeholder process

Dec 21, 2012 - Statement by Pat Ford: Dec. 20 FERC Ruling on BPA Wind Cut-offs

Dec 11, 2012 - NOAA Initiates New Columbia Basin Stakeholder Assessment

Sep 22, 2012 - Governor Kitzhaber Supports New Approach to Salmon Restoration

Aug 16, 2012 - HR 6247 Threatens NW Economy and Environment

Aug 2, 2012 - Little Progress for Salmon on Ruling Anniversary

Jun 19, 2012 - Cong. Hastings Continues Attack on ESA, Salmon, and Jobs

Jun 5, 2012 - Salmon Advocates Laud Governor Kitzhaber’s Draft 10-Year Energy Action Plan

Apr 25, 2012 - Judge Redden Endorses Lower Snake Dam Removal

Mar 27, 2012 - Protest Filed with FERC

Mar 6, 2012 - BPA policy fails clean energy and salmon, ignores practical solutions

Mar 2, 2012 - Court Ordered Spill Helps Salmon Returns

Feb 27, 2012 - Oregon Legislators Urge Senator Merkley to Support Columbia Salmon Talks

Feb 14, 2012 - Salmon and Wind Power Advocates Frustrated with BPA Proposal Portland

Dec 16, 2011 - SOS Statement on NOAA Situation Assessment Report

Dec 7, 2011 - FERC Supports Wind Energy, Salmon in Bonneville Power Dispute

Dec 6, 2011 - Press Statement: ESA Protects Jobs, Salmon

Nov 22, 2011 - Advocates Applaud Judge Redden, Call for Salmon Solutions Table

Nov 16, 2011 - Federal Agencies Refuse to Open Discussions about Salmon Restoration

Nov 9, 2011 - Groups appeal for improvements in endangered salmon migration

Oct 25, 2011 - Press Release: Feds failing to make progress on salmon restoration

Oct 18, 2011 - BC salmon virus threatens US fisheries and jobs

Sep 21, 2011 - Data Fails to Support BPA Wind Policy Decision for “Protecting Salmon”

Aug 9, 2011 - 1000+ American businesses call on Obama Administration to create salmon jobs

Aug 2, 2011 - PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Rules for Columbia and Snake River Salmon

Jul 19, 2011 - Salmon at Stake in Wind Industry Battle with Federal Power Agency

Jul 13, 2011 - Fishermen, Businesses, Salmon Groups Ask Court to Increase Endangered Salmon Survival

Jun 27, 2011 - Western Division of American Fisheries Society Deems the Four Lower Snake River Dams a Threat to Wild Salmon and Steelhead Survival

Jun 3, 2011 - Press Release: House Bill To Restore Science and Common Sense to Federal Salmon Efforts

Jun 3, 2011 - Press Release: House Bill To Restore Science and Common Sense to Federal Salmon Efforts

Jun 3, 2011 - Press Release: House Bill To Restore Science and Common Sense to Federal Salmon Efforts

May 20, 2011 - Washington State Court Rules Against Salmon & Fishing Businesses

May 16, 2011 - Press Release: New BPA policy will harm both salmon and wind power - May 13, 2011

May 9, 2011 - Press Release: Pivotal salmon hearing in federal court

May 4, 2011 - Press Release: Survival of salmon and salmon-dependent communities at stake in congressional hydropower hearing

Apr 4, 2011 - March 15, 2011: Author Steve Hawley releases new book on Columbia-Snake Basin, "Recovering a Lost River"

Mar 23, 2011 - PRESS RELEASE - Wild Salmon Rising: Two epic stories about the greatest salmon rivers on Earth… and fishing

Mar 22, 2011 - PRESS RELEASE - March 22, 2011: Spill Announcement for Columbia and Snake Rivers Helps Salmon, Jobs

Mar 21, 2011 - Bipartisan Inaccuracies: A Response to Reps. Hastings and DeFazio’s Misleading Opinion Piece in The Oregonian

Jan 26, 2011 - PRESS RELEASE - State of the Salmon: Smoked or Soon to Be Extinct?

Jan 5, 2011 - PRESS RELEASE: Snake River Basin Listed Among Top Conservation Priorities

Oct 28, 2010 - PRESS RELEASE: Coalition documents Obama’s ghoulish salmon plan

Aug 6, 2010 - PRESS RELEASE: Salmon returns welcomed, but wild fish recovery lags

May 21, 2010 - Press Statement: Rep. McDermott Expresses Concern over 2010 Federal Salmon Plan for Columbia and Snake Rivers

May 20, 2010 - Press Release - May 20th, 2010: Obama administration ignores climate change impacts, weakens Endangered Species Act in release of Northwest salmon plan

May 20, 2010 - Press Release - May 20th, 2010: Obama administration ignores climate change impacts, weakens Endangered Species Act in release of Northwest salmon plan

Apr 10, 2010 - Press Release, April 9th, 2010: ISAB Tells Obama Administration To Continue Spill to Save Salmon

Apr 7, 2010 - Press Release, April 7th, 2010: Salmon advocates ask judge to reject spill curtailment

Mar 8, 2010 - PRESS RELEASE - Groups to Washington State: Give Endangered Salmon a Fighting Chance by Changing Water Releases

Dec 21, 2009 - Press Release - November 23rd, 2009 - FISHERMEN, CONSERVATIONISTS RETURN TO COURT TODAY TO CHALLENGE OBAMA’S COLUMBIA-SNAKE SALMON PLAN

Oct 23, 2009 - SALMON ADVOCATES AND FISHERMEN JOIN LARGEST DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION IN HISTORY

Oct 1, 2009 - Press Release: October 1st, 2009 - Fishermen, salmon stakeholders take to Capitol Hill

Sep 15, 2009 - PRESS RELEASE - September 15th, 2009: Obama administration follows flawed Bush salmon plan despite scientific, economic and legal failings

Aug 25, 2009 - Press Release: Northwest killer whale scientists and ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau urge Locke, Lubchenco to abandon Bush-era Columbia-Snake salmon plan

Aug 19, 2009 - Public Statement from Liz Hamilton, Executive Director of NSIA

Aug 17, 2009 - Washington Outdoor and Fishing Businesses Ask Senators Murray and Cantwell for Leadership on Columbia-Snake Salmon Recovery

Aug 10, 2009 - Press Release: August 11th, 2009

Aug 10, 2009 - Press Release: Obama administration poised to adopt flawed Bush salmon plan despite scientific, economic and legal failings

Aug 5, 2009 - Background on the Salmon Solutions & Planning Act (H.R. 2111)

Aug 5, 2009 - Solutions in Congress: The Salmon Solutions & Planning Act

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

Jul 31, 2009 - Statement of Record from Rep. Blumenauer regarding SSPA

Apr 26, 2009 - Press Release - April 24, 2009: National Conservation Group letter to President Obama

Apr 6, 2009 - Press Release: Lower Snake River ranks as 3rd Most Endangered Rivers

Apr 3, 2009 - Press Release: Congressional Salmon Letter to Pres. Obama

Mar 9, 2009 - Press Release: March 18th, 2009 - New study says: Northwest can meet climate and power challenges

Mar 9, 2009 - Salmon Director letter to President Obama

Mar 5, 2009 - Press Releases - Columbia & Snake River Salmon in the Media

Oct 31, 2007 - Latest News: Judge blasts federal salmon plan

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