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December 23, 2019

Public News Service: Gov. Inslee Report Weighs Future of Snake River

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Eric Tegethoff December 20, 2019 SEATTLE - A report on the future of the Snake River in southeast Washington comes out today. Listen to the radio story here. The Lower Snake River Dams Stakeholder draft report relies on perspectives from more than 100… Read More
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December 23, 2019

Seattle Times: EPA to create plan to lower water temps on the Columbia

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By Evan Bush December 20, 2019 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a plan to limit water temperatures on the Columbia and Snake rivers, which could intensify the debate over breaching or… Read More
December 09, 2019

Capital Press: Environmentalist calls for discussions on Snake River dams

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By MATTHEW WEAVER December 4, 2019 Stakeholders need to begin talking about the possible impacts to Northwest communities if four dams on the Snake River are removed, says the leader of a group that advocates their removal. “I don’t see any reason why we… Read More
December 07, 2019

Lewiston Morning Tribune: Outfitters discuss grim outlook

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By Eric Barker of the Tribune Dec 4, 2019 Clearwater River steelhead outfitter Jeff Jarrett summed up the state of Idaho’s famed B-run of steelhead in blunt language at a forum discussion Tuesday. “Life sucks; there isn’t much going on,” he said. “I’ve been… Read More
November 21, 2019

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

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BY HELEN NEVILLE NOVEMBER 18, 2019 12:13 PM In his recent op-ed, Kurt Miller, the executive director of Northwest River Partners, an association of businesses that supports retention of the federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, argued against… Read More

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

Aug 18, 2019 - KNKX: 'Hot Water Reports' use government's own data to highlight unsafe conditions for fish

Aug 15, 2019 - Seattle Times: Both orca babies are alive, and all 3 southern resident pods have been spotted in Canadian waters

Aug 15, 2019 - CBB: States Take Steps To Protect ESA-Listed Snake River Steelhead; Deschutes Fishing Closure (Cold Water Refuge), Rolling Closures Up The Columbia

Aug 15, 2019 - CBB: Oregon Study Shows How Increasing Abundance Of ESA-Listed Salmon Can Translate Into A Dollar Value, Deliver Economic Benefits

Aug 15, 2019 - KOMO News: A million salmon could be restored by removing Snake River dams

Aug 13, 2019 - Crosscut: A new film argues Lower Snake dams make life worse for salmon, orcas and everyone in the PNW

Aug 12, 2019 - Tri-City Herald: Up to 300 gallons of oil may have spilled into the Snake River from a leaking dam turbine

Aug 12, 2019 - CBB: Upriver Steelhead Forecasts Down, B-Run 24 Percent Of Average; Idaho Considers Extending Fall Chinook Fishing Areas In Clearwater

Aug 12, 2019 - CBB: Snake River Sockeye Run Lowest In More Than A Decade, Currently 6 Percent Of 10-Year Average

Aug 8, 2019 - Boise Weekly: Salmon Runs in 2019 Expected to Be Lower Than 2017, 2018 

Aug 7, 2019 - Seattle Times: Three southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

Aug 7, 2019 - KUOW: Orca population drops as 3 more killer whales presumed dead

Aug 7, 2019 - Seattle Times: Where are the salmon and the orcas? Tribe, scientists grapple with unprecedented disappearance in Washington waters  

Aug 5, 2019 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: ECONorthwest releases report on economic tradeoffs of removing Lower Snake River Dams; Northwest Riverpartners Challenge

Aug 5, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: The first sockeye arrives at Redfish, but biologists worry few will follow. Here’s why

Aug 1, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho fisheries managers forecast poor steelhead return  

Jul 31, 2019 - Gazette-Tribune: In support of salmon recovery, Ecology seeks feedback on proposed rule changes

Jul 31, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Study, Breaching dams would pay off

Jul 30, 2019 - Westerly News: First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River

Jul 29, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Tribe, others challenge agreement

Jul 29, 2019 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Lower Snake River Sockeye Passage: “We have concerns fish are not passing upstream dams at appropriate rates”; Huge shad numbers causing some counting problems

Jul 29, 2019 - Inside Climate News: Global Warming Is Pushing Pacific Salmon to the Brink, Federal Scientists Warn

Jul 29, 2019 - The Spokesman Review: Idaho steelhead forecast remains poor

Jul 25, 2019 - Boise Weekly: The Most Complex Natural Resource Issue In The West, Part 1 of a three-part series on Lower Snake River dam removal

Jul 19, 2019 - CBB: River Managers Clarify Priorities On Using Dworshak’s Cool Water For Salmon Into September; Lower Granite Sockeye Passage Dismal So Far, Only 19 Fish

Jul 16, 2019 - Seattle Times: Mother orca Tahlequah and her dead calf, one year later. How did she change the conversation?

Jul 16, 2019 - Seattle Times: Bonneville, the Northwest’s biggest clean-power supplier, faces promise and perils in changing energy markets

Jul 15, 2019 - Alaska Public Media: Record warm water likely gave Kuskokwim salmon heart attacks

Jul 15, 2019 - CBB: Corps releases Dworshak water to cool Lower Granite tailwater for Salmon; Low sockeye run downgraded by one-third

Jul 15, 2019 - KOMO News: Two southern resident orcas are missing, feared dead

Jul 14, 2019 - Seattle Times: The great salmon mystery, Scientists go to unprecedented lengths to find out where chinook go

Jul 12, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - July 19th

Jul 9, 2019 - Idaho Fish & Game: very few sockeye salmon returning to Idaho

Jul 8, 2019 - HCN: Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty, six decades later

Jul 3, 2019 - CSM: In Idaho, the plight of salmon spawns an unorthodox proposal 

Jul 3, 2019 - CSM: In Idaho, the plight of salmon spawns an unorthodox proposal 

Jun 28, 2019 - Public News Service: Idaho Governor Assembles Diverse Groups to Plan Salmon Recovery

Jun 28, 2019 - Crosscut.com: U.S. tribes are being left out of talks over the Columbia River's fate. Why? 

Jun 24, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: Little vows to fight for abundant, sustainable salmon populations through work group

Jun 18, 2019 - MeatEater Conservation: Breach It and They Will Come  

Jun 14, 2019 - CBB: Treaty Fishing To Begin For Summer Chinook, Sockeye; Run Forecasts Down From Last Year’s Actual Returns

Jun 11, 2019 - Out There Outdoors: Reckoning on a River

Jun 5, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Spring chinook season comes to close

Jun 4, 2019 - Mountain Journal: Collapse of Salmon And Steelhead A Dam Shame

May 31, 2019 - Seattle Times: Chinook bust on the Columbia: Spring returns worse than forecast on Northwest’s largest river    

May 21, 2019 - Tri-City Herald: Washington governor urged to veto money to study tearing down Lower Snake River dams

May 20, 2019 - Q13 Fox: Endangered orca J17’s health in dramatic decline

May 20, 2019 - KIVITV: Bonneville Power struggles as salmon runs decline, Economists say Snake River Dams are losing money

May 14, 2019 - National Geographic: Two-thirds of the longest rivers no longer flow freely—and it's harming us

May 14, 2019 - Seattle Times: Canada’s new protections for orcas go a little further than new legislation in Washington state    

May 12, 2019 - Inlander: Dammed to Extinction Doc exploring orca survival, Snake River dams comes to Spokane

May 2, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Washington OKs $750,000 for dam study

Apr 30, 2019 - OPB: Washington Budget Funds Group To Study Snake River Dam Removal

Apr 30, 2019 - Seattle Times: State budgets $750,000 for outreach over impacts of breaching Lower Snake River dams

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