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August 23, 2021

WSJ: Declining Salmon Population Threatens Fishing Tourism in Pacific Northwest

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This year regional agencies recorded one of the smallest counts of spring Chinook salmon in a generation in the Snake and Columbia river basin By Sarah TrentAug. 21, 2021 RIGGINS, Idaho—Beneath the vacancy sign at the Salmon River Motel, a black and white… Read More
August 23, 2021

The Seattle Times: Skinny orcas are up to 3 times more likely to die than healthy whales, new research shows

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By Lynda V. MapesAugust 18, 2021 Skinny southern resident killer whales are two to three times more likely to die in the next year than whales in a healthy condition, new research shows. In a paper titled, “Survival of the Fattest,” scientists used drone… Read More
August 17, 2021

KIVI TV: Excessive heat makes it more difficult for sockeye salmon to return to Idaho

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In early July, the Idaho Fish and Game transported 201 sockeye salmon from the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River because rising water temperatures have made the journey home more difficult. By Steve DentAug 15, 2021 EAGLE, Idaho — In early July, the Idaho… Read More
August 16, 2021

The Seattle Times: What does climate report foresee for Northwest?

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‘Every fraction of a degree matters,’ UW scientist says By Evan BushAugust 10, 2021 SEATTLE — In the Pacific Northwest, shrinking glaciers, extreme heat waves, worsening droughts and acidifying oceans are all symptoms of climate change, which is affecting… Read More
August 12, 2021

King 5 News: Conservation groups call for removal of lower Snake River Dams to save salmon, orca

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By Kaila LaffertyAugust 7, 2021 SEATTLE — Conservation groups are calling on lawmakers for the removal of all four lower Snake River Dams. The goal is to save salmon and in turn southern resident orcas. After a blessing from the Duwamish Tribe, kayaks, canoes… Read More
August 12, 2021

Katu TV: Conservation groups call for removal of Snake River dams, citing concerns for salmon

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August 7, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. — The local salmon population is in danger and people are demanding that lawmakers take action. On Saturday, communities across the Pacific Northwest rallied in support of removing dams along the lower Snake River. They claim the… Read More
August 11, 2021

Idaho Statesman: ‘More and more dire’: Idaho salmon advocates rally for Snake River dam breaching

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Sarah MillerAugust 7, 2021 A crowd of about 50 traveled down the Boise River on Saturday afternoon, one in a flamingo tube and others with trout balloons tied to their rafts and kayaks. But they weren’t there just to float — they wanted to send a message. The… Read More

Aug 11, 2021 - KHQ: Local wildlife advocates work to save endangered salmon populations

Aug 11, 2021 - Seattle Times: This tribe has lived on the coast of Washington for thousands of years. Now climate change is forcing it uphill

Aug 11, 2021 - KUOW - U.S. Senate infrastructure package could ‘significantly improve’ salmon habitat

Aug 3, 2021 - Columbia Insight: As salmon cook in rivers, pressure on Biden mounts

Jul 30, 2021 - Nelson Star: Canada given top marks for Columbia River Treaty public engagement

Jul 29, 2021 - Washington Post: A 25-foot Native American totem pole arrives in D.C. after a journey to sacred lands across U.S.

Jul 29, 2021 - Red Road to DC: Sec. Haaland welcomes totem pole commemorating sacred sites

Jul 20, 2021 - Atmos Magazine: The Frontline - To Our Relatives in the Water

Jul 19, 2021 - YES! Magazine: Tribes Are Leading the Way to Remove Dams and Restore Ecosystems

Jul 19, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit seeks more spill over Columbia Basin dams for salmon

Jul 19, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: If dams go, then what? Saving salmon, power grid means finding answers now, leaders say

Jul 19, 2021 - L.A. Times: Instead of braving the river, these endangered salmon take the highway

Jul 9, 2021 - OPB: ‘The Very Essence Of Our Being’: Northwest Tribes (And Politicians) Gather To Discuss Future Of Salmon

Jul 9, 2021 - Seattle Times: Historic summit of tribes across Pacific Northwest presses dam removal on Inslee, Biden, Congress

Jul 8, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Tribes call for action on salmon, dams

Jul 1, 2021 - Associated Press: Northwest lawmakers seek progress on Columbia River Treaty

Jun 29, 2021 - Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest heat wave sets up ‘grim’ migration for salmon on Columbia, Snake rivers

Jun 24, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Cold water released from N. Idaho dam to help salmon

Jun 18, 2021 - Columbia Insight: Hydro-fade. Pac NW power production is in dramatic flux

Jun 7, 2021 - Oregon Business: The Salmon and the Snake

May 28, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Northwest tribes unite behind breaching concept

May 28, 2021 - Seattle Times: Northwest tribes unite over GOP congressman’s pitch to breach down Lower Snake River dams

May 24, 2021 - Idaho Mountain Express: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes mark milestone in sockeye recovery efforts at Pettit Lake

May 14, 2021 - Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee, Washington state’s U.S. senators reject GOP congressman’s pitch on Lower Snake River dam removal

May 14, 2021 - Joint press statement from Senator Murray and Governor Inslee (May 14)

May 11, 2021 - The Spokesman:The U.S. promised the Nez Perce fishing rights. But what if Snake River dams kill off the fish?

May 3, 2021 - Watch a recording of Reps. Simpson and Blumenauer discuss solutions for Northwest salmon and communities

May 3, 2021 - ABC News: Snake River among top 10 most endangered rivers in the US, conservation group says

May 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Oregon Congressman joins Idaho’s Mike Simpson in promoting dam removal

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Water level raised in lower Snake River, fish advocates cry foul

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Tribe’s fish study is ‘a call to alarm’

Apr 16, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Columbia Basin tribes back Simpson plan

Apr 12, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lummi Nation carvers and allies to embark on national tour to D.C., give totem pole to President Biden

Apr 7, 2021 - The Columbian: Yakama Nation to Emhoff: Breach dams on Snake River

Mar 30, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho Republican, Oregon Democrat could be the key figures in dam-breaching debate

Mar 30, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Letter from tribal leaders: Breach the lower Snake River dams

Mar 30, 2021 - E&E News: A Republican wants to breach dams. Where are Democrats?

Mar 22, 2021 - The Columbian: Editorial - In Our View: Snake River dams plan warrants consideration

Mar 18, 2021 - La Grande Observer: My Voice: A main stem vision for our upstream economy

Mar 8, 2021 - AP: Study: Chinook salmon are key to orcas all year

Mar 3, 2021 - Spokesman Review: New website imagines the Snake River without dams

Mar 3, 2021 - Seattle Times: COVID and squalor threaten tribal members living in once-abundant Indian fishing sites along Columbia River

Feb 23, 2021 - LMT: Scientists say removing Snake River dams ‘is necessary’ to restore salmon population

Feb 22, 2021 - Peninsula Daily News: Snake River dams proposal draws accolades, criticism

Feb 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: New orca baby born to southern resident L pod

Feb 16, 2021 - Star Tribune: Congressman hopes politics align on divisive Northwest dams

Feb 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: GOP congressman pitches $34 billion plan to breach Lower Snake River dams in new vision for Northwest

Feb 6, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Rep. Simpson proposal calls for breaching four lower Snake River dams

Feb 6, 2021 - Tri-City Herald: This GOP congressman wants to remove 4 dams to save Idaho’s salmon. It’ll cost billions.

Feb 2, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Another poor chinook return expected

Jan 21, 2021 - New York Times: Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Jan 19, 2021 - Hatch Magazine: Scientists draft letter calling on governors to tear down the lower Snake River dams

Jan 19, 2021 - Spokane Public Radio: Report Lays Out Bleak Picture For Northwest Salmon 'Teetering On The Brink Of Extinction'

Jan 19, 2021 - The Oregonian: COVID-19 restaurant downturn, health risks pack double blow to tribal fishers, salmon business

Jan 5, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon workgroup makes its final report

Dec 12, 2020 - Canadian Broadcasting Company: Calls to terminate Columbia River Treaty spark concern after 2 years of negotiations

Dec 7, 2020 - Idaho News 6: Idaho's Salmon Workgroup finalizing recommendations to save salmon and steelhead populations

Nov 30, 2020 - AP: Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

Nov 29, 2020 - Seattle Times: Salmon People: A tribe’s decades-long fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams and restore a way of life

Nov 29, 2020 - What a Biden Administration might mean for Northwest salmon and orcas

Nov 23, 2020 - Seattle Times: What Biden’s agenda on the environment could mean for the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2020 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s sockeye salmon run falters again; experts perplexed

Nov 2, 2020 - The American Legion: Maintain or Drain

Oct 26, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Groups plan to sue over latest dams and salmon strategy

Oct 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: The Elwha dams are gone and chinook are surging back, but why are so few reaching the upper river?

Oct 14, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Northwest governors pledge to work with tribes, others for salmon recovery

Oct 12, 2020 - NPR: 2 newborn orcas spotted in Puget Sound in the same month

Oct 6, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Feds formally adopt salmon, dams plan

Oct 6, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Research: Sockeye are in hot water

Oct 6, 2020 - AP: Advocates vow to continue efforts to remove Snake River dams

Sep 25, 2020 - Seattle Times: Another new orca baby born to J pod — the second this month

Sep 18, 2020 - The New York Times: Orca That Carried Dead Calf for 17 Days Gives Birth Again

Sep 18, 2020 - Seattle Times: Orca Tahlequah is a mother again

Sep 18, 2020 - Public News Service: Columbia River Basin Salmon in Hot Water

Sep 3, 2020 - The Spokesman Review: Cooked salmon: Climate change, dams contribute to lethal habitat

Sep 3, 2020 - Magic Valley: As 9 salmon make it back to Pettit Lake, Sho-Ban Tribes play critical role to save sockeye

Sep 3, 2020 - OPB: Repairs on Snake River Dam slow wheat barges at peak of season

Sep 3, 2020 - The Inlander: Nearly 30 years in, Save Our Wild Salmon continues its push to save Snake River fish

Aug 12, 2020 - E&E News: Climate concerns preclude dam breaching — Trump admin

Aug 12, 2020 - Idaho Press: Sockeye salmon return to Redfish Lake, but numbers are still low

Aug 12, 2020 - Walla Walla County Chieftain: Canoes Take Shape

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

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