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July 08, 2020

Herald Net: A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down

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Crews are ready to remove the 10-by-60-foot Pilchuck Dam next week, one chunk of concrete at a time. GRANITE FALLS — The blue-green waters of the upper Pilchuck River are ideal habitat for some of Puget Sound’s most endangered salmon. Large conifer trees line… Read More
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June 09, 2020

Peninsula Daily News: Kilmer comments on Snake River dams

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By Peninsula Daily NewsFriday, June 5, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Derek Kilmer said any decision on the breaching of the Snake River dams should be guided by sound science and a “consensus-driven approach” among regional stakeholders. Kilmer’s office… Read More
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June 04, 2020

Peninsula Daily News: Port Angeles council co-signs Snake River dam letter

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Rob OllikainenJune 4, 2020 PORT ANGELES — After seeing the Elwha River respond to dam removal in its own backyard, the Port Angeles City Council has voted to support the removal of four dams on the lower Snake River. The vote Tuesday was 5-1 with one… Read More
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May 26, 2020

Public News Service: Sockeye Salmon: Canary in Coal Mine for Health of NW Rivers

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Eric TegethoffMay 26, 2020 BOISE, Idaho -- Sockeye salmon offspring are making their way from central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. Many people in the Northwest see the 1,000-mile journey as miraculous. But the tiny smolt face a number of challenges and the… Read More
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May 06, 2020

E&E News: Calif. greenlights massive Klamath River dam removal

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By Jeremy P. JacobsApril 9, 2020 The largest dam removal project in U.S. history came one step closer to fruition this week, as California issued permits for breaching the four dams on the Klamath River. The State Water Resources Control Board issued a Clean… Read More

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

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

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