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Save Our Wild Salmon

Explore this page to find editorials and guest opinions concerning all things related to Columbia-Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead.

May 11, 2023

Columbia Insight: Opinion: Without a modernized Columbia River Treaty we’ll fail to meet 21st-century challenges

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May 11, 2023By Joseph Bogaard As an agreement with Canada nears, we have a rare opportunity to improve a badly outdated treaty. President Biden can help right now Last month, the U.S. government held a listening session on the Columbia River Treaty, a… Read More
April 10, 2023

Everett Herald Letters: Commentary on hydropower misstated conclusions of salmon report

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Friday, March 31, 2023Marc SullivanSequim I’ve lost track of how many times, and in how many forums, Kurt Miller has mischaracterized the conclusions Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee reached about salmon recovery and the fate of the lower Snake River… Read More
April 10, 2023

Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Miles Johnson: Lies and fear mongering won’t solve our problems

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Sat., April 8, 2023By Miles Johnson President Biden recently committed to restoring abundant salmon in the Columbia River basin. In response, Reps. Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers proposed legislation to maintain the failing status quo with respect to… Read More
April 10, 2023

Everett Herald Guest Opinion: Snake River dams’ benefits replaceable; salmon aren’t

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Work to replace the dams’ power, transportation and irrigation must begin now to save salmon and more. Saturday, April 8, 2023Joseph Bogaard / For The Herald The Snohomish County Public Utility District has outlined its plan to meet the region’s expanding… Read More
March 30, 2023

Herald Letters to the Editor: What dams provide is replaceable; salmon are not

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March 30, 2023Jacqueline KochNational Wildlife FederationSeattle If we are to consider the future of hydroelectric power in our region, we first must look to the facts and science. As the threat of salmon extinction is critical to the conversation, we cannot… Read More
March 08, 2023

Chicago Sun-Times: Preserving wildlife and a way of life

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Through an intersection of bipartisan interest and once-in-a-generation federal funding, we may finally have a chance to end the spiral toward extinction of salmon, orcas that feed on salmon and the cultures of tribal nations who consider the salmon their… Read More
February 23, 2023

The Bulletin: For a better future, the four Lower Snake River Dams must go

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Feb 21, 2023BY GREGG SERVHEEN We write as 65 professional resource scientists and managers with over 2,000 years of combined natural resource management experience. Managing wild salmon and steelhead has been our collective responsibility for decades.… Read More
February 21, 2023

Spokesman-Review: Gregg Servheen: Removing Lower Snake River Dams the only way to save salmon

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Sat., Feb. 18, 2023By Gregg Servheen If Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead were as abundant as the words and money spent on them, its rivers would be full of these wild fish. In fact, Idaho’s high-quality climate buffering waters are all but empty. More words… Read More
January 04, 2023

High Country News: Can dam removal save the Snake River?

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See the river as the climate changes, development continues and consequences grow with inaction. Hayley AustinJan. 1, 2023 Through millennia of lava flows and erosive flooding in the Columbia Basin, a river emerged. The Snake River writhes some thousand miles… Read More

Nov 14, 2022 - Spokesman Review: Helen Neville: The need to breach the Lower Snake River dams: A look at 2022 fish returns

Oct 12, 2022 - Seattle Times: Lessons from California on preventing power failures during heat waves

Oct 4, 2022 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Make salmon restoration a policy and budget priority

Sep 26, 2022 - Seattle Times: Stop sacrificing Indigenous sacred sites in the name of climate change

Aug 17, 2022 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Guest Opinion: Dugger ‘gas lights’ fish recovery and dam breaching

Aug 5, 2022 - Puget Sound Business Journal Guest Opinion: Fate of Northwest salmon could could hinge on investments

Jul 25, 2022 - Everett Herald - Comment: Our grid can save salmon and a green energy future

Jul 25, 2022 - Columbian editorial: In Our View: Solutions not more studies to save salmon

Jul 18, 2022 - Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Where once there were carrots, now there are sticks

Jul 13, 2022 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: The future of the Lower Snake River Dams: Do the right thing for salmon, tribes and communities

Jun 19, 2022 - Columbian Editorial -- In Our View: Snake River dams report leaves many questions

Jun 17, 2022 - Seattle Times Editorial: A herculean, worthwhile task before breaching Lower Snake River Dams

Jun 5, 2022 - Everett Herald Guest Opinion: Don’t fall for TV ads’ climate case for Snake dams

May 19, 2022 - Everett Herald - Viewpoints: Our cultural survival is tied to salmon’s survival

Apr 14, 2022 - Spokesman Review: Ben Stuckart - Dams that drive salmon to extinction are not ‘green’

Apr 5, 2022 - The Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Speak the truth about salmon

Mar 22, 2022 - Portland Business Journal: Opinion: It's code red for Snake River salmon

Dec 2, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: We don’t have time, but we do have leadership

Nov 9, 2021 - The Columbian: Editorial - New approach is needed to save iconic salmon

Nov 2, 2021 - Everett Herald: Removing Snake River dams could aid fish, economy

Oct 12, 2021 - The Oregonian: Opinion - Clean energy, wild salmon both critical for the future of the Columbia Basin

Sep 28, 2021 - Seattle Times Op-Ed: As the Elwha rushes back to life, hope for river restoration nationwide

Sep 16, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: President Biden needs one voice to lead on Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s plan to save salmon

Aug 23, 2021 - Everett Herald Guest Opinion: Murray, Inslee should back removal of Snake’s dams

Aug 16, 2021 - East Oregonian: Guest Opinion - Working together, bold action can secure a thriving future for the Columbia Basin

Jul 6, 2021 - Full-page SOS Coalition ad in support of Tribal 'Salmon Orca Summit'

Jun 7, 2021 - Spokesman-Review Guest Opinion: Sen. Murray and Gov. Inslee must keep their promise to save wild salmon

May 24, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Inslee and Murray do not have time to spare

May 11, 2021 - Oregonian: Columbia River needs a solution that sustains all our communities - By Earl Blumenauer and Mike Simpson

May 1, 2021 - Capital Press: Commentary: Simpson dam proposal smart, strategic

Mar 22, 2021 - Portland Business Journal: Viewpoint: A way to end litigation around salmon and dams

Mar 15, 2021 - Opinion: My Motivation by Congressman Mike Simpson

Mar 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest opinion: Create a future on the lower Snake River that works for everyone.

Mar 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Russ Fulcher: The future of the Columbia-Snake River System

Mar 8, 2021 - LMT Opinion: Simpson’s plan can make all of us winners

Mar 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune Guest Opinion: Troy and Schoesler rushed to judgment on Simpson’s fish plan

Mar 1, 2021 - Magic Valley Op-ed: Simpson: Hartgen wants to gamble for Idaho’s future – I want certainty

Feb 22, 2021 - Spokesman Review Guest Opinion: The Last Salmon

Feb 7, 2021 - Idaho Statesman Editorial: At long last, a workable plan to remove Lower Snake River dams and save Idaho’s salmon

Jan 26, 2021 - Tri-City Herald: Treaty rights demand bold action to save salmon

Nov 2, 2020 - The Oregonian: Opinion: Northwest states’ action on Columbia Basin salmon offer a needed lifeline

Sep 30, 2020 - Post Register: River accords are 'fishy deal' for Idaho

Sep 28, 2020 - Tacoma New Tribune: Removing dams on Puyallup and Snake rivers is key to salmon and orca survival

Sep 24, 2020 - Crosscut: Opinion - We lose more than salmon and orcas to the Snake River dams

Sep 3, 2020 - Bend Bulletin guest opinion: Let’s heal our rivers and restore salmon

Sep 3, 2020 - Register Guard guest opinion: A failure to save the salmon

Sep 3, 2020 - East oregonian guest opinion: Collaboration with all stakeholders is the best path forward

Aug 26, 2020 - The Columbian: Local View: Snake River dams too costly

Aug 18, 2020 - The Register Guard: River-dependent families need better solutions

Aug 13, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune Editorial: Another Major Dam Study Comes and Goes

Aug 12, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Letter to the Editor - Seek leadership elsewhere

Jul 31, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: July 29 Letters to the Editor: Our Readers’ Opinions

Jul 9, 2020 - Nelson Daily Guest Opinion: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, Basin residents need to speak up

Jun 10, 2020 - Clearwater Tribune: LTE - Time to Get Off the Bench

Apr 20, 2020 - Another view on dam decisions: Support salmon and Native peoples

Apr 20, 2020 - Idaho State Journal: Setting the record straight on lower Snake River dams

Apr 20, 2020 - Idaho Press: Don't let politics drive salmon, steelhead into extinction

Mar 12, 2020 - Idaho Statesman op ed: These groups are setting differences aside to work on salmon solutions

Feb 28, 2020 - East Oregonian: Letter: Sportfishers support Snake River dam removal

Feb 28, 2020 - Oregonian Opinion: Oregon’s orcas, too

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

Jan 29, 2020 - Moscow Pullman Daily News Guest Opinion: Idaho’s salmon can’t survive with the lower Snake dams

Jan 5, 2020 - Capitol Press Guest Opinion: Ag and Rural Caucus seeks Snake River mitigation

Jan 5, 2020 - Daily Astorian Guest Column: Fishermen and farmers need solutions

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

Oct 11, 2019 - Yale 360: On the Northwest’s Snake River, the Case for Dam Removal Grows

Oct 10, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Say these local businesses, It’s the dams or us

Oct 4, 2019 - Island Weekly: OPALCO’s dam decision is concerning

Sep 10, 2019 - Chinook Observer: Editorial - Only smart, honest policies stand in the way of extinction

Sep 9, 2019 - Idaho Statesman: Governor’s salmon work group is going backward

Aug 28, 2019 - The Oregonian: We need a new vision for salmon—and the region

Aug 19, 2019 - Union Bulletin: When it comes to salmon, orcas and Snake River, breach the status quo

Aug 19, 2019 - The Oregonian: In My Opinion - Why Bonneville can’t save salmon

Aug 14, 2019 - Idaho Mountain Express: Salmon work group is going backward

Jul 11, 2019 - Crosscut: Flush with cash, WA should invest in orcas now

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 20, 2019 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: U.S. must follow Canada and invite tribes into Columbia River Treaty negotiation

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

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