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September 18, 2020

Seattle Times: Orca Tahlequah is a mother again

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September 5, 2020By Lynda V. Males Mother orca Tahlequah has had her baby. The endangered southern resident killer whale, J35, touched hearts in the Pacific Northwest and around the world in August 2018 when she lost a calf that lived only a half-hour. She… Read More
September 03, 2020

The Spokesman Review: Cooked salmon: Climate change, dams contribute to lethal habitat

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Dave NicholsAugust 24, 2020 The Columbia and Snake rivers have been providing sustenance throughout the northwest since man first inhabited the region – first directly via the salmon that swim through their waters, then through irrigation and power generated… Read More
September 03, 2020

Magic Valley: As 9 salmon make it back to Pettit Lake, Sho-Ban Tribes play critical role to save sockeye

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Rocky BarkerAug 29, 2020 SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST — The return this month of nine endangered Snake River sockeye salmon that spawned in Pettit Lake in the Sawtooth Valley underscores the critical role the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have played in lifting the… Read More
September 03, 2020

OPB: Repairs on Snake River Dam slow wheat barges at peak of season

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By Anna KingAug. 31, 2020 A lot of freshly harvested wheat bound for Portland could stack up in the Columbia River and its tributaries soon because an old guy wire has snapped on the Snake River’s Lower Monumental Dam. The wire was helping to anchor a guide… Read More
September 03, 2020

The Inlander: Nearly 30 years in, Save Our Wild Salmon continues its push to save Snake River fish

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Samantha Wohlfeil August 27, 2020 By the time a coalition of anglers and conservationists came together in 1991 with the common goal of saving fish runs on the Snake River, there had already been a dramatic decline in many of the androgenous species that… Read More
August 12, 2020

E&E News: Climate concerns preclude dam breaching — Trump admin

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By Jeremy P. JacobsAugust 11, 2020 The Trump administration has a new argument for opposing the breach of salmon-killing dams in the Pacific Northwest: climate change. In a highly anticipated environmental analysis of the Columbia River's hydropower system,… Read More
August 12, 2020

Idaho Press: Sockeye salmon return to Redfish Lake, but numbers are still low

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By Thomas PlankAugust 11, 2020 As of Monday, 16 sockeye salmon had made it back to Redfish Lake in central Idaho. The iconic Pacific salmon species has started its return to Redfish Lake this season after a record-low 17 sockeye salmon — which give the lake… Read More
August 12, 2020

Walla Walla County Chieftain: Canoes Take Shape

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By Ellen Morris BishopAugust 12, 2020 JOSEPH — Allen Pinkham Jr. built a small, dugout canoe in 2018 and launched it in Wallowa Lake. This year, the greatgreat- great-grandnephew of Chief Joseph is constructing three much larger canoes that may be more than… Read More

Aug 12, 2020 - The Everett Herald: Editorial - Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

Aug 5, 2020 - Seattle Times: Another Washington dam removal — and 37 more miles of salmon habitat restored

Aug 3, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Federal plan keeps lower Snake River dams; legal challenges expected to follow

Aug 3, 2020 - Seattle Times: U.S. - Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

Jul 30, 2020 - East Oregonian/Columbia Insight: Thermal hopscotch: How Columbia River salmon are adapting to climate change

Jul 24, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Outfitters, guides call out legislators on salmon recovery

Jul 23, 2020 - Post Register: Salmon work group closer to making recommendations

Jul 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: Nooksack River dam finally coming down, freeing miles for fish habitat

Jul 14, 2020 - KING5 TV: Blasting begins on Middle Fork Nooksack dam to restore salmon habitat

Jul 8, 2020 - Herald Net: A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down

Jun 30, 2020 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Snake River dams in hot water

Jun 9, 2020 - Peninsula Daily News: Kilmer comments on Snake River dams

Jun 4, 2020 - Peninsula Daily News: Port Angeles council co-signs Snake River dam letter

May 26, 2020 - Seattle Times: Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy

May 26, 2020 - Public News Service: Sockeye Salmon: Canary in Coal Mine for Health of NW Rivers

May 21, 2020 - Tri-Cities Business News: Guest Contributor: Let’s work to find a new path forward

May 21, 2020 - Oregonlive: Columbia, Snake river dam operators must make plan to keep waters cold enough for salmon survival

May 6, 2020 - E&E News: Calif. greenlights massive Klamath River dam removal

Apr 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: Electric utilities, conservation groups unite to seek solutions for Columbia River Basin dams

Apr 20, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Idaho fishing towns object to Columbia River study

Mar 12, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Simpson offers critical remarks on river study

Mar 12, 2020 - LMT: Groups want more time to comment on river plan

Mar 12, 2020 - E&E News: Spotlight turns to states as critics slam feds' salmon plan

Mar 6, 2020 - Indian Country Today: Nez Perce Tribe calls for leadership on lower Snake River restoration and accurate, complete, and transparent information on impacts of four lower Snake River Dams

Mar 1, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Feds - Snake River dams should stay

Feb 28, 2020 - E&E News: Pacific Northwest salmon review is Groundhog Day to greens

Feb 28, 2020 - AP/Seattle Times: Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

Feb 27, 2020 - Seattle Times: For the First Time in 20 Years, Feds Take a Deep Look at Hydroelectric Dam Removal on the Lower Snake River

Feb 27, 2020 - Idaho County Free Press: Guest Column: Rep. Simpson taking most comprehensive approach to bring salmon back

Feb 25, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Groups Call for Action on Fish

Feb 24, 2020 - East Oregonian: Oregon looks upstream to the lower Snake River

Feb 24, 2020 - Idaho Statesman: These groups disagree on salmon. Now, they’re calling on NW governors to collaborate

Feb 21, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Report: Idahoans split on breaching the four lower Snake River dams

Feb 21, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Anemic Chinook return predicted

Feb 21, 2020 - Spokesman Review: Free-flowing vision: Q&A with wild salmon advocate Sam Mace

Feb 21, 2020 - Idaho Statesman: Oregon gov: Snake River dam removal critical to save salmon. Republicans say that’s too extreme

Feb 21, 2020 - CBB: Oregon Governor Expresses Support For Lower Snake Dam Removal; Must Mitigate ‘Potential Harm To Vital Sectors’

Feb 21, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Fish School: Part 5

Jan 29, 2020 - Seattle Times: Another southern resident orca feared dead

Jan 29, 2020 - National Public Radio: Northwest Salmon In Peril, And Efforts To Save Them Scale Up

Jan 29, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Fish school - Part I

Jan 29, 2020 - KEPRTV: Experts meet for public panel on Snake River dams

Jan 29, 2020 - Oregon Public Broadcasting: Dams vs. Salmon

Jan 29, 2020 - Courthouse News: Four Washington Dams Again on Chopping Block

Jan 19, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Discussion on dams draws crowd

Dec 23, 2019 - Public News Service: Gov. Inslee Report Weighs Future of Snake River

Dec 23, 2019 - Seattle Times: EPA to create plan to lower water temps on the Columbia

Dec 23, 2019 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Energy, salmon, economy: Accord on Snake River dams possible

Dec 23, 2019 - Lewiston Tribune: Study unveils views on Snake River dams

Dec 9, 2019 - Capital Press: Environmentalist calls for discussions on Snake River dams

Dec 7, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Outfitters discuss grim outlook

Nov 21, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: Removing lower Snake River dams is best chance for salmon, steelhead recovery

Nov 17, 2019 - Tri-City Herald: Republicans, outraged by no dam-breaching session in Tri-Cities, get their way

Nov 17, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Low steelhead numbers prompt review

Oct 28, 2019 - Post Register: Without redoubled conservation efforts 'the trajectory is clear' for wild salmon

Oct 28, 2019 - NBC News: Salmon shortage threatens food chain in Pacific NW

Oct 25, 2019 - Q13 Fox: Scientists warn of salmon extinction if Snake River dams stay

Oct 25, 2019 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: EPA Releases Draft Columbia River Cold Water Refuge Plan; 12 Tributaries Tagged For Protection; Scientists’ Letter Says Lower Snake Dam Breaching Needed To Reduce Temps For Fish

Oct 25, 2019 - Spokane Favs: Event seeks to create a better future for lower Snake River

Oct 23, 2019 - LA Times: Trump team weakens endangered species protections for California salmon and delta smelt

Oct 23, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Scientists assert only breaching can cool Northwest waterways

Oct 23, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Scientists assert only breaching can cool Northwest waterways

Oct 14, 2019 - Seattle Times: Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams

Oct 14, 2019 - Inlander: Washington tribes call for removal of Columbia River dams, reject doctrine of Christian discovery

Oct 9, 2019 - KNKX: Orca task force adds 13 recommendations at final meeting as 'biological extinction' looms

Oct 7, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon group still getting its sea legs, Members struggle to define scope of work

Sep 30, 2019 - Seattle Times: Chasing a memory - In California, orcas and salmon have become so scarce people have forgotten what once was. Will the Northwest be next?

Sep 30, 2019 - CBB: Memo Offers Preliminary 2019 Juvenile Salmon/Steelhead Survival Estimates Through Columbia/Snake Dams; Sockeye Show Improvement

Sep 26, 2019 - High Country News: Courts can’t keep Columbia and Snake River salmon from the edge of extinction

Sep 25, 2019 - Greenwire: Time running out for crusading biologist's war on dams

Sep 25, 2019 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Idaho F&G panel votes to close all steelhead fishing on area rivers

Sep 19, 2019 - CBB: Columbia/Snake Steelhead runs downgraded again, so far only 25 percent of average; Idaho considers closing fishing, other states would follow

Sep 19, 2019 - CBB: NOAA Fisheries proposes expanding critical habitat for killer whales from Washington to California; New details on eating Columbia River fish

Sep 19, 2019 - Seattle Times: Feds seek expanded habitat protection as salmon, orcas battle climate  change, habitat degradation

Sep 18, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Idaho to consider closing steelhead fishing on Clearwater/Snake rivers

Sep 16, 2019 - NY Times: How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

Sep 16, 2019 - The Oregonian: Columbia River barge passage to be closed for over 2 more weeks, authorities say

Sep 11, 2019 - Daily Kos: As killer whales starve to death, public anger drives a shift in the political winds

Sep 11, 2019 - The Lens: Stakeholders to weigh in on Snake River dam removal

Sep 9, 2019 - Idaho Statesmen: Officials downgrade steelhead forecasts as fish return to Snake River in abysmal numbers

Sep 5, 2019 - KIVI TV: Sockeye returns extremely low, only 81 sockeye salmon have made it to Idaho

Sep 4, 2019 - Daily Kos: Endangered orcas' fate is tied to a series of dams 400 miles inland

Sep 4, 2019 - Daily Kos: The politics of starving orcas - Why human folly is killing off an endangered population

Sep 4, 2019 - E&E News: Energy Transitions - Hydropower giant Bonneville Power is going broke

Aug 29, 2019 - CBB: With steelhead forecasted return dropping 27 percent, states extend ban on retention in lower mainstem Columbia River

Aug 29, 2019 - CBB: Who sets water temperature standards for Columbia/Snake Rivers? Arguments heard in ninth circuit

Aug 29, 2019 - KNKX: Lummi Nation mourns lost Southern Resident orcas, renames those remaining

Aug 28, 2019 - First sockeye from Idaho hatchery comes home ⁠— $14M, 6 years and hundreds of thousands of smolts later

Aug 25, 2019 - The Lens: New Analysis on Snake River Dams

Aug 25, 2019 - The Coeur d’Alene Press: Steelhead counts lower than average in Snake River

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