Save Our Wild Salmon
Save Our wild Salmon is a diverse, nationwide coalition working together to restore wild salmon and steelhead to the rivers, streams and marine waters of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of our region's ecology, economy and culture.  Learn more...
Save Our wild Salmon is a non-governmental 501(c) non-profit organization - donations are tax deductible as allowed by law

Current Projects

<span class="g-animatedblock-title-small">Tackling the Climate Challenge<br />&nbsp;</span>
Salmon need a healthy climate and resilient habitats
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<span class="g-animatedblock-title-small">Restoring the Lower Snake River<br />&nbsp;</span>
Dam removal must be the cornerstone of any lawful Columbia Basin Salmon Plan
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<span class="g-animatedblock-title-small">Protecting Orca by Restoring Salmon<br />&nbsp;</span>
Restoring Columbia Basin salmon is a key to orca survival
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<span class="g-animatedblock-title-medium">Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty<br />&nbsp;</span>
It’s time for the U.S. and Canada to join forces to protect and restore the health of this great river
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Save Our wild Salmon 2016 - The Year in Review
What we’ve accomplished – and what’s ahead.

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donateTHANK YOU! On behalf of our board and staff, thank you for your active support for SOS’ work to protect and restore the iconic and irreplaceable wild salmon and steelhead of the Columbia by securing a lawful federal plan, freeing the lower Snake River by removing four costly dams, and modernizing the 53 year-old United State-Canada Columbia River Treaty.

SOS’ successes have only been achieved with your steadfast support and engagement. Governments will not 'Free the Snake', modernize the Treaty, rebuild Chinook populations for hungry orca or replace the dams’ energy with job-creating, climate-friendly alternatives. People will - arguing and advocating, listening and learning, finding common ground, and ultimately crafting solutions for a better, brighter future for both salmon and people, ecology and economy.

Thank you for your contributions to our successes. Your generous support before the end of the year are critical to helping us prepare us to tackle the both opportunities and challenges we’ll confront in 2017.

-- INVEST in our work in 2017 here. (Gifts to SOS tax-deductible)

-- SEE OUR YEAR-END DONOR GIFTS and raffle prizes (hats, shirts, and books) here.

-- VIEW A GALLERY OF PHOTOS from this year’s ‘Free the Snake’ Flotilla and Northwest Salmon Rallies this fall organized as part of the NEPA Scoping Period.

-- READ ON BELOW for a review our accomplishments in 2016 and preview of programs and activities for 2017.

And please reach out to Joseph Bogaard in Seattle or Sam Mace in Spokane – if you have questions about year-end giving and/or our programs and priorities in 2017.

2016 Photos:
'Free the Snake' Flotilla & NEPA salmon and river rallies

The following photos were taken in the second half of 2016 - at the second annual 'Free the Snake' Rally and Flotilla on the lower Snake River near Lewiston (ID) and Clarkston (WA) in September. Other photos were taken this fall at a series of events and rallies in support of wild salmon and a freely-flowing Snake River.

Photos courtesy of Dave McCoy (Emerald Water Anglers) and Melanie McCloskey, and others.

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Save our wild Salmon 2016 Year-End Donor Gifts and Raffle Prizes

donateTHANK YOU for msos.logo1aking a generous donation to Save Our wild Salmon before December 31st this year. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

You can learn about our accomplishments in 2016 and to get a preview of the opportunities and challenges we'll face in 2017 here.

If you have any questions about our programs and priorities - or about year-end giving, please contact Joseph or Sam. We'll be happy to help!

This year, we are offering a number of donor gifts and raffle prizes. For every $10 you donate, you'll receive a virtual raffle ticket. A $100 donation will translate into 10 tickets. We're offering three copies books as our raffle prizes this year. See details below. We'll choose the winners at random and announce them soon after the first of the year.

Thank you again for your generous support for our work. We can't do it without you!

You can select/order your gift at our donation page here.

you can also send checks here:

Save Our wild Salmon
811 First Ave, #305
Seattle, WA 98104

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2016 DONOR GIFTS:

(1) RAVEN Map of the Pacific Northwest (24" x 36")

For gifts of $50 or more.

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(2) Save Our wild Salmon Fleece Hat

Keep your brains warm this winter!

For gifts of $50 or more.

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(3) T-SHIRT - Watercolor by acclaimed Hope (ID) artist Eileen Klatt

This is a large image across the front.

For gifts of $75 or more.

Send your preferred size to joseph@wildsalmon.org.

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(3) T-SHIRT - 'FREE THE SNAKE' - Design by Patagonia

1st Annual 'Free the Snake' T is blue / small chest logo w/ large image on back (not pictured)

2nd Annual 'Free the Snake' T is green / small chest logo w/ large image on back (see below)

For gifts of $75 or more.

Send your preferred color and size to joseph@wildsalmon.org

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2016 RAFFLE PRIZES:

(1) Three copies of SOLUTIONARY RAIL by Bill Moyer and Patrick Mazza, with a forward by Bill McKibben.

Signed by Bill Moyer, co-author and executive director of the Backbone Campaign

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Could railroads, the oldest form of mechanized mass transportation, be the key to unlocking solutions to some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century? Unique among modes of long-haul transport, rail can be electrified. So, why not power trains with renewable energy? Might a clean, modernized, higher-speed rail network draw freight and passengers off the highways and back onto the tracks? Could electrifying the railroads actually open new transmission corridors and increase the supply and reliability of electricity from wind and solar? If the rest of the world is already electrifying their railroads, why isn't the US?

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Give - and receive - with 2014 SOS Donor and Raffle Gifts!sos.logo1

Thank you for making an end-of-year donation to SOS.

You are a critical part of the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition's continued success. We depend upon both your active participation in our advocacy work and your financial support. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you have questions about SOS, our programs, or how to donate, please contact joseph@wildsalmon.org. Thank you.


 DONATE ONLINE HERE.

READ ABOUT 2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2015


SOS 2014 DONOR AND RAFFLE GIFTS

In appreciation of your support, here are a number of gifts and raffle options available to our supporters this year. And special thanks to artists Victoria Adams and Eileen Klatt and professor/author/MacArthur Genius Dr. David Montgomery for generously sharing their talents with SOS!

DONOR GIFT: Raven Map of salmon country: Donors of $50 or more can receive a beautiful rendition of the Pacific Northwest by the award-winning Raven Maps. Looks great on any wall! (24" by 36").

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DONOR GIFT: Spread the word - Wild Salmon and DamNation T-shirts: For gifts of $75 or more - you can receive a salmon t-shirt with artwork by Eileen Klatt or a DamNation t-shirt produced by Patagonia.

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DONOR GIFT: Award-winning books signed by the author: For donations of $100 or more - you can receive a signed copy of King of Fish and Rocks Don't Lie by acclaimed, award-winning University of Washington Geomorphology/Historian Dr. David Montgomery (paperback).

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DONOR GIFT: This year, we have a special gift to be awarded to the largest individual donor before the end of 2014. Northwest-based artist Victoria Adams has contributed a limited edition black and white print of her 2010 etching Cloud Path. Learn more about Victoria and her renowned work here. 9x12”, hand-printed on 100% rag archival paper. The print is unframed and unmatted. (Value: $950)

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FOR OUR 2014 RAFFLE THIS YEAR: We are offering two full-color prints of original watercolors by the artist Eileen Klatt of Hope, Idaho: a sockeye salmon pair and a spring chinook pair. Learn more about Eileen Klatt and her gorgeous work here.

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Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka

Printed with permanent, pigment-based inks on 100% cotton rag acid-free paper. 

13” x 19”.
  Value: $175

 

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Spring Chinook Salmon - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Printed with permanent, pigment-based inks on 100% cotton rag acid-free paper. 

13” x 19”.
  Value: $175

 

 



Donate Online by Credit Card via Network for Good

Donate securely online using a credit card via Network for Good.

Donate via mail, FAX or Phone
Donate to SOS with a check, money order, or credit card by mail or call our Seattle office directly. 

Save Our wild Salmon
811 First Ave, Suite 305
Seattle, WA 98104
206-300-1003

View the SOS donor privacy policy here.

 

Give - and receive - with 2014 SOS Donor and Raffle Gifts!sos.logo1

Thank you for making an end-of-year donation to SOS.

You are a critical part of the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition's continued success. We depend upon both your active participation in our advocacy work and your financial support. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you have questions about SOS, our programs, or how to donate, please contact joseph@wildsalmon.org. Thank you.


 DONATE ONLINE HERE.

READ ABOUT 2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND WHAT'S AHEAD IN 2015


SOS 2014 DONOR AND RAFFLE GIFTS

In appreciation of your support, here are a number of gifts and raffle options available to our supporters this year. And special thanks to artists Victoria Adams and Eileen Klatt and professor/author/MacArthur Genius Dr. David Montgomery for generously sharing their talents with SOS!

DONOR GIFT: Raven Map of salmon country: Donors of $50 or more can receive a beautiful rendition of the Pacific Northwest by the award-winning Raven Maps. Looks great on any wall! (24" by 36").

pnwmapraven
DONOR GIFT: Spread the word - Wild Salmon and DamNation T-shirts: For gifts of $75 or more - you can receive a salmon t-shirt with artwork by Eileen Klatt or a DamNation t-shirt produced by Patagonia.

                                       SOWS.tshirt                                       damnationt 

DONOR GIFT: Award-winning books signed by the author: For donations of $100 or more - you can receive a signed copy of King of Fish and Rocks Don't Lie by acclaimed, award-winning University of Washington Geomorphology/Historian Dr. David Montgomery (paperback).

           rocks.dont.lie                                               king.o.fish           

DONOR GIFT: This year, we have a special gift to be awarded to the largest individual donor before the end of 2014. Northwest-based artist Victoria Adams has contributed a limited edition black and white print of her 2010 etching Cloud Path. Learn more about Victoria and her renowned work here. 9x12”, hand-printed on 100% rag archival paper. The print is unframed and unmatted. (Value: $950)

victoria.adams.art

FOR OUR 2014 RAFFLE THIS YEAR: We are offering two full-color prints of original watercolors by the artist Eileen Klatt of Hope, Idaho: a sockeye salmon pair and a spring chinook pair. Learn more about Eileen Klatt and her gorgeous work here.

Sockeye.Salmon.Print.Klatt.08

 

 

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka

Printed with permanent, pigment-based inks on 100% cotton rag acid-free paper. 

13” x 19”.
  Value: $175

 

Spring.Chinook.Salmon.Print.Klatt.08

 

 

Spring Chinook Salmon - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Printed with permanent, pigment-based inks on 100% cotton rag acid-free paper. 

13” x 19”.
  Value: $175

 

 



Donate Online by Credit Card via Network for Good

Donate securely online using a credit card via Network for Good.

Donate via mail, FAX or Phone
Donate to SOS with a check, money order, or credit card by mail or call our Seattle office directly. 

Save Our wild Salmon
811 First Ave, Suite 305
Seattle, WA 98104
206-300-1003

View the SOS donor privacy policy here.

 

Please help us to send wild salmon and healthy river leaders to Washington D.C. in September!

Dear Salmon and River Advocates,

Next month, Save Our wild Salmon will lead an important trip to our nation’s capital. We'll be part of a delegation of conservation and faith leaders from the Pacific Northwest spending several days in Washington D.C. in order to meet with Administration officials, Senators and House members, to advocate for modernizing the 1964 U.S.–Canada Columbia River Treaty.
 
I am writing to ask for your help.
 
Modernizing the 50-year old Columbia River Treaty is a once-only opportunity to dramatically improve the most important international Treaty affecting the Northwest. Though it has produced valuable power production and flood control, the current Treaty has harmed the Columbia River, its watershed, fish and wildlife, and communities and livelihoods that rely upon these resources, while also ignoring the culture, needs and rights of Columbia Basin Indian Tribes and Canadian First Nations.
 
With a long list of endangered species and the mounting impacts of climate change, we must add a new third purpose to the Treaty to join power and flood control:  ecosystem function – the health of the river.  Adding this third Treaty purpose will benefit Northwest ecology, economies and culture. Achieving it is the key goal and message of our trip to Washington D.C.
 
Other much better resourced interests are spending lots of time in D.C. urging other objectives. It is critical that our voices and interests are also heard.  Federal agencies led by the State Department are deciding now whether to invite Canada into negotiations for a modern Treaty, and whether adding ecosystem function will be one of the U.S. goals in the negotiation.
 
Traveling to our nation’s capitol for in-person meetings with key decision-makers will ensure that our voice – your voice – is heard. But these trips are expensive: airfare, local transportation, hotels and food add up. There are also many hours of staff time to plan and execute the trip, and then to follow up effectively.
 
So I'm asking for your help to ensure that this “D.C. Shuttle” by river and salmon advocates next month is as impactful as possible. Please make an online donation today (or checks can be mailed the old-fashioned way, our address is below). We’re doing all we can to keep costs down – right now five people are scheduled to travel from the Northwest to Washington D.C. for three days of meetings.  Our goal is to raise $6,000 to help cover staff and travel expenses.  
 
Please consider making a gift of $25, $50, $100, or more if you are able. Our deadline for raising $6,000 is Friday, August 29. Thank you in advance; we are very grateful for your support.
 
Below is some background on the Columbia River Treaty and how we are working to modernize it. If you have specific questions about this project, the Treaty, or the broader work of SOS, please write or call me directly (contact information below).
 
Background on the Columbia River Treaty – and our opportunity to modernize it.
In 1964, the United States and Canada entered into the Columbia River Treaty whereby the U.S. paid for the construction of four large dams and reservoirs in Canada, which provide extensive annual power and flood control benefits in the U.S.  The Treaty was a product of its day, focused entirely on power and flood control. The health of the Columbia and its watershed were not considered, and U.S. Indian Tribes and Canadian First Nations that were profoundly damaged by the new dams were not consulted or given any role in Treaty implementation.

It’s time for a modern treaty that reflects our knowledge, values, and needs in the 21st Century, and that redresses the wrong done by the current Treaty to the native people of the Columbia Basin.  In particular, adding ecosystem function to the Treaty is vital so both nations and both peoples can work together in coming decades to respond to the massive changes global warming has begun making in the Columbia watershed.

After several years of regional discussions and analyses coordinated by the Bonneville Power Administration and Army Corps of Engineers, last December the Northwest delivered a Regional Recommendation to the State Department.  Among other provisions, it recommended that ecosystem function be added to the Treaty as a co-equal purpose.  Save Our wild Salmon joined other Northwest stakeholders to support this Regional Recommendation.  It isn't all we hoped for, but it's a consensus document, supported by all key Northwest stakeholders, which if adopted will greatly improve the Treaty.  The State Department is leading an inter-agency review to decide if it will recommend that the White House embrace the Regional Recommendation and move forward to invite Canada into negotiations.

On our trip to D.C., we will meet with Administration officials and agencies, and Northwest members of Congress. We will express our support for the Regional Recommendation, in particular its proposals to add ecosystem function as a third Treaty purpose, and to initiate talks with Canada to modernize the Treaty.  We will support the Treaty-based Tribal and First Nations initiative to restore fish passage above currently-impassable dams, and urge a prompt regional flood management review to help Columbia Basin communities and people prepare for the coming expiration of Treaty flood provisions, and for climate change.

Go here for more information on our work to modernize the Treaty.

As always, thank you for your support,
 

 

 

Joseph Bogaard
joseph@wildsalmon.org
206-300-1003

Save Our wild Salmon
811 First Ave, #305
Seattle, WA 98104

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