Explore this page to find editorials and guest opinions concerning all things related to Columbia-Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead.
Explore this page to find editorials and guest opinions concerning all things related to Columbia-Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead.
Jun 27, 2019 - Washington State Wire: Washington’s path to clean energy can also save orca—and salmon they need to thrive
Jun 11, 2019 - Union Bulletin: With or without dams, we are in this together
Jun 4, 2019 - Seattle Times: Can Bonneville Power Administration be saved?
May 14, 2019 - Crosscut: An Idaho Republican is asking the right questions about Northwest salmon
May 2, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Editorial - Simpson is merely listening to his voters
Dec 23, 2018 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Time for BPA to act on dams
Dec 23, 2018 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Anger toward conservation groups over threatened steelhead lawsuit was misdirected
Dec 23, 2018 - Yakima-Herald Saturday soapbox: To help the orcas, and improve salmon runs, remove the dams
Dec 20, 2018 - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Dam agreement to save fish worth a try
Nov 19, 2018 - Everett Herald Editorial: Solutions for saving our salmon and orcas
Sep 3, 2018 - TriCity Herald: Activist groups say give us our dammed Snake River back.
Sep 3, 2018 - TriCity Herald: Just in case the Snake River dams go away
Aug 28, 2018 - The Stranger: Giving up Chinook Is a Nice Idea but It Will Not Save the Orcas
Aug 28, 2018 - HCN Opinion: Orcas need more than sympathy and prayers
Jun 28, 2018 - Alison Morrow: What wildlife need from us—awareness
Jun 25, 2018 - Crosscut: Why do we keep loving our orcas — to death?
Jun 19, 2018 - Lewiston Tribune: Will Idaho's lame duck governor extend his reach?
Jun 1, 2018 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Trump's attack on salmon recovery is unconscionable
Jun 1, 2018 - Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee: Canada’s unneighborly pipeline deal threatens orcas and climate
Jun 1, 2018 - Ridenbaugh Press: Shifts of Market and Region
May 31, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Good treaties make good neighbors: Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty regime
May 30, 2018 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Trump's attack on salmon recovery is unconscionable
May 24, 2018 - For the Sake of the Snake
May 16, 2018 - Idaho Mountain Express Guest Opinion: Idaho congressmen sell out our salmon
May 14, 2018 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Columbia River treaty negotiations must include tribes, First Nations
May 14, 2018 - B-Run Steelhead - Extinction in the Heart of Idaho
May 10, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: A modern Columbia River treaty needs to treat the Columbia as one river
May 10, 2018 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Dam study reveals raft of benefits
May 8, 2018 - Idaho Statesman: Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season
May 3, 2018 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Our View: Congress wields its power to protect dams on the Snake
May 3, 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: McMorris Rodgers got her talking points; now what?
Apr 23, 2018 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Guest Opinion: Dam replacement study reveals new opportunities
Apr 17, 2018 - Yakima Herald Saturday Soapbox: Defenders of Snake River dams are ignoring facts
Feb 14, 2018 - Paul Lindholdt: Free-flowing rivers are essential to our region’s health
Jan 29, 2018 - Register Guard Guest Opinion: New treaty must address ecosystem concerns
Jan 10, 2018 - Columbia River Treaty talks offer hope for river, native peoples
Jan 10, 2018 - Canada: Columbia River Treaty a boon to the U.S., but must benefit all (Guest opinion)
Dec 17, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: It’s time to reverse the damage caused by Snake River dams
Nov 20, 2017 - Moscow Pullman Daily News - Letter to the Editor: Giving up fish for unneeded power
Nov 19, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Letter to the Editor - Free the Snake River
Nov 13, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Letter to the Editor: Save the salmon
Nov 5, 2017 - L.A. Times Guest Opinion: Four dams in the West are coming down — a victory wrapped in a defeat for smart water policy
Oct 31, 2017 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial Opinion: Has the game changed for Snake River fish?
Sep 25, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Don’t blame ‘the blob.’ Even with good ocean conditions, salmon face hostile rivers.
Aug 14, 2017 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure
Jul 31, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Past 20 years have strengthened the case for removing four Snake River dams
Jul 20, 2017 - Idaho Statesman: Should Snake dams be removed?
Jul 17, 2017 - Eugene Register-Guard Editorial: A damming proposal - Congressional bill is not a good option
Jul 10, 2017 - Lewiston Tribune: Who is McMorris Rodgers looking after?
Jun 29, 2017 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: The Snake and salmon: People are feeling the pain of a river lost
May 29, 2017 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Our View: Can lawyers just try to swim with the salmon?
May 29, 2017 - Washington Post Guest Opinion: Three Republican EPA administrators: Trump is putting us on a dangerous path
Mar 11, 2017 - Canoe & Kayak Guest Opinion: It’s Time To Remove The Lower Snake River Dams
Feb 5, 2017 - Patagonia Blog: The Cleanest Line - Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Right
Jan 18, 2017 - Many Dollars and Little Sense: Barging on the Lower Snake River
Jan 2, 2017 - Tri-Cities Herard Letter to the Editor: On orcas, ask an expert
Dec 12, 2016 - Chinook Observer Editorial: Say no to standing by as salmon go extinct
Dec 9, 2016 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Fishy end run
Dec 8, 2016 - Daily Astoria Editorial: ‘God Squad’ is the wrong idea for endangered species
Dec 7, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Stop studying the studies; breach dams and save the salmon
Dec 7, 2016 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: An opportunity to push for salmon recovery
Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers
Dec 4, 2016 - Tri-City Herald Guest Opinion: Costly dams are harmful to salmon, tribes, and taxpayers (2)
Dec 3, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: Future of Idaho’s wild salmon can’t be sacrificed for any other interest
Oct 23, 2016 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy
Sep 30, 2016 - Call to Action: Court-Ordered Columbia-Snake Salmon NEPA Review: Phase 1 – Public Hearings this Fall!
Aug 2, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: We can have a clean energy future and wild salmon
Jul 4, 2016 - New York Times Editorial: The Salmon's Swim for Survival
Jun 26, 2016 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Renewed optimism for salmon recovery
Jun 22, 2016 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Time for Congress to act on dams, Idaho sockeye
Jun 12, 2016 - Guest Columnist Linwood Laughy: Snake Oil on the Lower Snake
Jun 2, 2016 - NRDC Blog: To Save Orcas, First Save Salmon
Jun 2, 2016 - Defenders Magazine: Looking for a Sound Solution
Jun 2, 2016 - Idaho Mountain Express Editorial: Stop dance of death
May 22, 2016 - Seattle Times Editorial: Columbia River Treaty works, but needs thoughtful updating
May 15, 2016 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: Federal court decision is a critical opportunity for salmon, energy and communities
May 11, 2016 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: What you hear today, you'll hear tomorrow
Mar 31, 2016 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Hungry killer whales waiting for Columbia River salmon
Dec 15, 2015 - New York Times: Finding Refuge for Salmon, Cold Water Preferred
Nov 4, 2015 - Huff Post: Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams
Oct 27, 2015 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Orcas growing factor in Columbia River salmon management
Oct 6, 2015 - Canoe & Kayak: Paddling Against Deadbeat Dams at the Free the Snake Flotilla
Aug 21, 2015 - Patagonia's The Cleanest Line: Save Money, Save Salmon, Save Mike: Free the Snake
Aug 18, 2015 - High Country News: Why is bad science protecting the Lower Snake River dams?
Aug 15, 2015 - Spokesman-Review Editorial: Drought put new facet on U.S.-Canada river treaty
Aug 3, 2015 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Dead Salmon, climate change and Northwest dams
Aug 3, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Sockeye death toll a predictable disaster
Jun 23, 2015 - Spokesman-Review guest opinion: Pope's letter on environment a call for change
Jun 17, 2015 - Nat Geo Guest Blog: Breach the Snake River Dams
May 21, 2015 - WDC Guest Blog: Southern Resident Orcas and the Snake River
Apr 22, 2015 - Patagonia Ad: Don't Hold Back
Apr 20, 2015 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Dam cost-benefit study even better idea today
Mar 11, 2015 - Idaho Statesman Columnist Rocky Barker: New numbers won't change debate about Snake River structures
Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Commentary: Waddell is not so easy to ignore (2)
Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Editorial: Will taxpayers dub it a 'Port to Nowhere'?
Mar 2, 2015 - LMT Editorial: Will taxpayers dub it a 'Port to Nowhere'? (2)
Feb 28, 2015 - Guest Opinion: Survival of endangered orcas in the Salish Sea depends on restoring chinook
Dec 8, 2014 - Guest Opinion: Aging infrastructure and scarce dollars means tough decisions
Nov 19, 2014 - Views from North of the Border: Treaty must consider climate change
Sep 11, 2014 - ACTION ALERT - Stop wasteful spending. Protect our wild salmon!
Aug 26, 2014 - New York Times: Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost
Aug 5, 2014 - Seattle Times letters to the editor: Salmon recovery: Don’t cut back on dam spills
Jul 28, 2014 - Spokesman Review Guest opinion: Value the water stored in Canada
Jul 28, 2014 - Idaho Statesman's Rocky Barker: Renewing Idaho's wild salmon and wild rivers
Jul 2, 2014 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Why the Columbia River Treaty matters
Jun 26, 2014 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Drug addiction and salmon policy
Jun 24, 2014 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Letters to the Editor
Jun 4, 2014 - The Fight for a Lawful Salmon Plan
Mar 13, 2014 - Seattle Times: Weigh all the benefits of the Columbia River Treaty
Feb 9, 2014 - Daily Astorian: Editorial: Latest salmon deal is disappointing (again)
Jan 28, 2014 - Seattle Times Editorial: Water over dams saves salmon
Jan 27, 2014 - Idaho Statesman Guest Opinion: Idaho and its chinook deserve an expansion of water spills
Jan 24, 2014 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Feds’ predictable fish plan keeps careers going
Jan 22, 2014 - Update: a not-so-new Federal Plan for Columbia/Snake salmon and steelhead
Jan 2, 2014 - New York Times Blog: The Law That Saved the Bald Eagle
Dec 16, 2013 - Protect the Lower Snake-Oppose Harmful, Unlawful Dredging!
Dec 15, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Columbia River plan fails to protect salmon
Dec 5, 2013 - An enhanced spill experiment – costs and carbon impacts are modest and manageable.
Dec 2, 2013 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Federal Government doing too little to help Columbia salmon
Nov 18, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Can Labrador be as courageous at home?
Nov 15, 2013 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Consider ecosystem in U.S.-Canada negotiations for Columbia River Treaty
Oct 27, 2013 - Spokesman-Review op/ed: Include salmon, climate provisions in river treaty
Oct 25, 2013 - Seattle Times: Roll on Columbia River Treaty
Oct 8, 2013 - The Oregonian Editorial: The Northwest needs an overhauled Columbia River Treaty.
Oct 7, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune: Bye-Bye to barging on the Snake, Clearwater?
Sep 27, 2013 - Lewiston Tribune editorial: Idaho lost more than a megaload court case
Sep 18, 2013 - LMT Editorial: Feds' fifth fish recovery plan invites a sixth
Sep 17, 2013 - Spokesman-Review Editorial: Thorough, fair ruling for U.S. 12 megaloads
Sep 17, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Same old story
Sep 15, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Same old story (2)
Jul 15, 2013 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Save the law that protects America's natural capital
Jun 20, 2013 - Renewing the Columbia River Treaty: a-once-in-our-lifetime chance
Jun 7, 2013 - LMT Guest Opinion: If you do the math, dams don't add up
May 16, 2013 - Climate Change Prevention and Care
May 8, 2013 - Paul Lumley: To manage the Columbia River, we need a new treaty for a new era (2)
May 5, 2013 - Spokesman Review guest opinion: It’s time to assess use of shrinking tax dollars on lower Snake River dams
Apr 22, 2013 - The Oregonian: A 21st-century blueprint for saving Oregon species from climate change
Apr 15, 2013 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Good news - There are chinook and coho seasons
Apr 12, 2013 - Fires, Sediment, Salmon and Taxpayers
Mar 7, 2013 - Old Arguments, New Realities
Mar 7, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Don't take Linwood Laughy's word for it
Feb 11, 2013 - Seattle Times Editorial: BPA, the next 75 years
Jan 24, 2013 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Judging River Dredging Plan By the Numbers
Jan 11, 2013 - Bellingham Herald Op-ed: Basin stakeholders talks could break stalemate
Dec 21, 2012 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Will NOAA’s new process matter?
Dec 21, 2012 - Editorial: Saving Columbia Basin salmon requires a boost in the Northwest's focus and ingenuity
Dec 6, 2012 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: Idaho salmon: The $9,000 sockeye? There is a better answer.
Dec 3, 2012 - Op-ed in the Columbian: Time for new approach to save salmon
Nov 15, 2012 - Chinook Observer Editorial: Let’s cooperate on salmon
Nov 15, 2012 - Daily Astorian Editorial: Salmon recovery waits on Obama
Nov 15, 2012 - Settling fish vs. dams: Is there a better time?
Nov 15, 2012 - Bend Bulletin Op-ed: Clean energy plans must not forget endangered salmon
Nov 7, 2012 - NOAA, We Have a Problem
Oct 16, 2012 - Governor's call for salmon collaboration is an economic opportunity
Oct 16, 2012 - Sac Bee Viewpoints: Collaborative solutions will benefit 'Pacific Salmon States'
Oct 16, 2012 - We can end the Columbia basin salmon wars now by balancing energy, conservation
Aug 30, 2012 - Boil On Columbia
Aug 14, 2012 - The Worst Dam Bill Ever
Jul 30, 2012 - NYTimes Opinionator: Biological Boomerang
Jun 28, 2012 - Saving Salmon to Save Orcas
May 29, 2012 - The Columbian: Twin milestones illustrate importance of Endangered Species Act
May 9, 2012 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Fish or dams? Why not try a third choice?
Apr 5, 2012 - BPA stifling opportunities for salmon, wind, and jobs
Jan 5, 2012 - Sustainable Business Oregon: Let's stop defending failure in the Columbia Basin by Jeff Hickman
Dec 5, 2011 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: A judge has stepped up for Idaho’s fish. Now it’s our turn.
Nov 9, 2011 - Oregonian Op-ed - Saving salmon: Northwest businesses deserve seats at the table
Aug 18, 2011 - News Tribune Oped: Ruling brings opportunity to rebuild fisheries, expand our green economy
Aug 15, 2011 - Register Guard Oped: Give stakeholders a chance on salmon survival plan
Aug 12, 2011 - New York Times Editorial: The Salmon Deserve Better
May 16, 2011 - Seattle Times Op-Ed by Pat Ford: Wild salmon and wind power can work together
May 13, 2011 - Don't let BPA squander clean energy jobs and innovation.
Mar 29, 2011 - Oped in Capital Press by Brett Swift - Fewer dams will improve Columbia-Snake river system
Mar 17, 2011 - Oregonian: Scientists respond to Lubchenco Op-Ed
Feb 13, 2011 - Oregonian Op-ed: The reckoning: A looming decision on endangered salmon will set the stage for momentous battles over the future
Aug 22, 2010 - Columbia salmon policy still driven by ideology, not science - Oregonian op-ed by Steven Hawley
Aug 16, 2010 - Oregonian - August 16th, 2010: Columbia River salmon: The fishermen's plan is starting to work
Jun 1, 2010 - Seattle Times: Crafting the operating manual for the Columbia River system
Apr 22, 2010 - Idaho Statesman Editorial, April 21, 2010 - SALMON: A good day, and a good decision, for Idaho fish
Apr 11, 2010 - Columbian Op-Ed by Dan Grogan: Protect fish to protect fisheries
Apr 7, 2010 - Seattle Times Editorial, April 7th, 2010: Water over the dam works for salmon
Apr 2, 2010 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial - April 2nd, 2010: Feds would shut off tap on fishing economy
Mar 23, 2010 - Oregonian Op-ed by Rod Sando: Federal approach still harms salmon
Mar 20, 2010 - Oregonian Op-Ed by Steven Hawley: "What don't we know about the Columbia salmon plan?"
Mar 11, 2010 - L.A. Times - An upstream battle over chinook salmon
Jan 28, 2010 - Idaho Statesman - Dr. Steve Bruce: More broken promises from Army Corps
Jan 25, 2010 - LA Times Editorial: Save the salmon -- and us
Jan 25, 2010 - Seattle Times Editorial - For healthy returns, juvenile salmon have to reach the ocean
Dec 26, 2009 - Register Guard Editorial: Release salmon findings - December 26th, 2009
Dec 21, 2009 - Daily Astorian - Letters to the Editor - Oct. 7th, 2009
Dec 17, 2009 - Astorian Editorial: Obama was right
Nov 9, 2009 - Spokesman-Review Guest opinion: Clean energy action crucial by Don Barbieri
Oct 29, 2009 - Chico News & Review: Saving an American icon
Oct 26, 2009 - Los Angeles Times Op-ed by Carl Pope: Noah's Ark for Salmon
Oct 26, 2009 - PLENTY Magazine: Bill McKibben sees the environmental health of a nation in the plight of our salmon and the battle over offshore drilling
Oct 19, 2009 - Register Guard Op-ed by Glen Spain: Obama’s salmon plan just repackages Bush’s failed effort
Oct 12, 2009 - Editorials & Opinions - Columbia & Snake River Salmon in the Media
Oct 9, 2009 - Oregonian Op-ed by Governor Kulongoski: Another flawed plan to protect salmon
Oct 7, 2009 - Oregonian Op-ed: For wild salmon, more business as usual
Sep 27, 2009 - Register Guard Op-ed: We need to both help salmon and produce cleaner energy
Sep 19, 2009 - New York Times Editorial: Not There on Salmon, September 20th, 2009
Sep 16, 2009 - The Caddis Fly - Oregon Fly Fishing: Meet the new boss: same as the old boss
Aug 26, 2009 - Tacoma News Tribune Op-Ed by Sara Patton: Salmon, water, energy policies should be considered together
Aug 17, 2009 - SF Chronicle: Doing away with dams
Aug 12, 2009 - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Editorial: Giving Snake River salmon a lift
Aug 12, 2009 - THE NEW YORK TIMES Editorial: Salmon Test
Aug 10, 2009 - BUFFALO NEWS: Bust the dams, save the salmon
Aug 9, 2009 - Oregonian op-ed: Dam decision poses test for Obama team
Aug 9, 2009 - Boston Globe Editorial: Salmon: A dam shame
Aug 5, 2009 - Press Release: Former governors & Fishing Business Letters to President Obama
Aug 4, 2009 - Register Guard Editorial - August 4th, 2009: Prepare for dam removal
Jul 24, 2009 - Seattle Times, July 24th, 2009: A new twist in dam removal on the Snake River
Jul 6, 2009 - LA Times OpEd: Paul VanDevelder July 6. 2009
Jul 5, 2009 - New York Times: July 4th, 2009 Editorial
Jun 15, 2009 - Idaho Statesman: Chris Wood Op-ed June 15, 2009
Jun 5, 2009 - Mike Crapo steps outside Larry Craig's shadow
Jun 5, 2009 - OREGONIAN: The false choice on endangered salmon
Apr 29, 2009 - America to President Obama: Please Save Wild Salmon in the Columbia & Snake Rivers!
Apr 11, 2009 - NEW YORK TIMES: Dr. Lubchenco and the salmon
Apr 5, 2009 - Cecil Andrus Op-ed: A workable salmon policy for the Northwest
Mar 31, 2009 - Spokesman Review: Guest Opinion, Dustin Aherin, May 18, 2008
Mar 23, 2009 - High Country News, March 23rd, 2009: 2017 is just around the corner
Mar 5, 2009 - Seattle P-I Editorial - Feb 22, 2009 - Washington Century: Salmon
Mar 2, 2009 - Saving Snake River salmon will save Puget Sound killer whales
May 2, 2008 - Seattle Times Guest columnists: Connect the dots to save orcas, salmon
Oct 31, 2007 - The Salmon Extinction Plan