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Save Our Wild Salmon

Explore this page for press releases, media advisories, and other important updates from Save Our wild Salmon and our allies.

To request interviews or additional information, please contact: Joseph Bogaard - joseph [at] wildsalmon-dot-org // 206-300-1003 - or Tanya Riordan - tanya [at] wildsalmon-dot-org // 509-990-9777.

May 16, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Inslee Signs Washington State Budgets - Taking Important Next Steps Towards Honoring Treaty Rights and Restoring Endangered Salmon

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April 24, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington State Legislature takes important next steps towards honoring treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations and restoring endangered salmon in the lower Snake River

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April 24, 2023For Immediate ReleaseContact: Tanya Riordan, Policy and Advocacy Director, Save Our wild Salmon, WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE TAKES IMPORTANT NEXT STEPS TOWARDS HONORING TREATY RESPONSIBILITIES TO TRIBAL NATIONS AND… Read More
March 31, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Public calls on White House for plan to replace Snake River dams, restore river and salmon (3/31/23)

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For Immediate Release—March 31, 2023 Public calls on White House for plan to replace Snake River dams SEATTLE—Today, fishermen, energy experts, rural businesses and families, salmon and orca advocates, and youth leaders all called on the federal government to… Read More
March 23, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Salmon advocates respond to Rep. Newhouse's bill to "protect Snake River dams"

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March 23, 2023 CONTACTS:Joseph Bogaard, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition,, 206-300-1003 Bill Arthur, Sierra Club,, 206-954-9826 Miles Johnson, Columbia Riverkeeper,, 541-436-3625 ————————… Read More
March 08, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Art exhibit celebrates wild salmon, benefits to the region

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Contact: Britt Freda, Northwest Artists Against Extinction, britt@nwaae.orgJoseph Bogaard, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, 206-300-1003, joseph@wildsalmon.orgPeter Stanley, Kittredge Gallery Manager, University of Puget Sound, Elise… Read More
January 09, 2023

For Immediate Release: Bonneville Power Administration woefully underfunds the needs of endangered fish...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2023 CONTACTS:Bill Arthur, Snake River Salmon Campaign Chair, Sierra Club, 206-954-9826Mitch Cutter, Salmon & Steelhead Associate, Idaho Conservation League, 541-280-8474Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director, Save Our wild… Read More
September 15, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 32 Pacific Northwest Groups Urge U.S. to Take Action to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty to Avoid Ecosystem Collapse

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 14, 2022 Media Contacts:Joseph Bogaard, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition,, 206-300-1003John DeVoe, WaterWatch of Oregon,, 503-295-4039 x 1 32 Pacific Northwest Groups Urge U.S. to Take… Read More
August 26, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Yakama Nation Responds to Final Murray and Inslee Salmon Report

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Tribe applauds Murray and Inslee for championing a comprehensive approach to Columbia Basin salmon recovery and looks for immediate action and implementation on key commitments. YAKAMA RESERVATION, TOPPENISH, WA – The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the… Read More
August 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SNAKE RIVER: Energy, fishing, conservation groups respond to Sen. Murray’s & Gov. Inslee’s presumptive plan for dam replacement

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August 25, 2022 Association of Northwest SteelheadersColumbia RiverkeeperDefenders of WildlifeEarthjusticeIdaho Conservation LeagueIdaho Rivers UnitedNational Wildlife FederationNatural Resources Defense CouncilNorthwest Sportfishing Industry AssociationNW… Read More

Aug 4, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Save Our wild Salmon Coalition welcomes the Biden Administration's commitment to developing durable solutions for salmon and communities

Aug 4, 2022 - For Immediate Release: Parties Ask Court to Extend Stay in Legal Fight for Endangered Snake River Salmon

Jun 18, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The CTUIR responds to draft Murray-Inslee Report

Jun 18, 2022 - For Immediate Release: Nez Perce Tribe Calls for National Leadership from the Administration and Congress:

Mar 29, 2022 - Blogpost from the Biden Administration: Columbia River Basin Fisheries: Working Together to Develop a Path Forward

Mar 9, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 225+ Food Professionals’ send letter to Gov. Inslee and Sens. Murray and Cantwell

Oct 26, 2021 - Murray, Cantwell Joint Statement on Biden Administration Announcement of an Interim Agreement and Request for Stay of Litigation in Columbia River Basin Case

Oct 26, 2021 - Wyden-Merkley statement on Senator Murray and Governor Inslee establishing a joint federal-state process on Snake River salmon recovery

Oct 26, 2021 - Press Release: Nez Perce Tribe Joins Stay of Litigation with State of Oregon, Conservation Groups and United States to Discuss Comprehensive Litigation Solutions

Oct 22, 2021 - Press Release: Northwest groups respond to Sen. Murray’s and Gov. Inslee's salmon and Snake River action plan

Oct 22, 2021 - Press Release: Joint Statement from Senator Murray and Governor Inslee on Establishing a Joint Federal-State Process on Snake River Salmon Recovery

Oct 22, 2021 - Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Steps to Improve Conditions for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

Oct 21, 2021 - Press Release: Conservation & Fishing Groups Agree to Pause Litigation, Discuss Long-Term, Comprehensive Solution to Aid Struggling Salmon

Oct 12, 2021 - For Immediate Release: CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory Holds Roundtable Discussion with Tribal Leaders at Yakama Nation (Oct. 4)

Jul 19, 2021 - Press Release: With Snake River Salmon Facing Deadly Heatwave, Conservation & Fishing Groups Seek More Spill from Dams to Aid Fish

Jun 30, 2021 - For Immediate Release: Conservationists Urge the Biden Administration to Reinvigorate Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Jun 16, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 81 Chefs and Restaurant Industry Leaders Urge WA Policymakers to Support Salmon, Infrastructure Investments

May 15, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - From the Nez Perce Tribe

May 14, 2021 - For Immediate Release: SOS Statement re: joint statement from Sen. Murray and Gov. Inslee

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

Feb 6, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement re: Rep. Simpson's proposal for salmon and communities

Oct 23, 2020 - EARTHJUSTICE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Fishing, Conservation Groups Take Step to Renew Legal Challenge

Sep 28, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Statement re: Federal Agencies formally adopt flawed FEIS and 2020 BiOp

Jul 30, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: 2020 Columbia-Snake salmon Federal Salmon Strategy - July 30, 2020.

Jun 23, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 23 June 2020

Jun 3, 2020 - Statement on the protests against police violence, inequality and injustice

Mar 31, 2020 - Press Release: Washington State, Oregon Lawmakers Press Trump Administration to Extend Columbia River System Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period

Feb 28, 2020 - For immediate release – Save Our wild Salmon Coalition statement regarding the Draft environmental impact statement

Feb 25, 2020 - For Immediate Release: Energy and conservation leaders call on elected officials to prioritize urgent Snake River issues

Oct 14, 2019 - For Immediate Release: Save Our wild Salmon Coalition statement regarding the Oct. 14 announcement from the Yakama and Lummi Nations

Apr 28, 2019 - For Immediate Release: Legislature Funds Key Orca Task Force Recommendation to address community needs

Dec 20, 2018 - For Immediate Release: States, Agencies, Nez Perce Tribe Agree to Stop-Gap Measure to Aid Struggling Salmon Populations

Nov 16, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Orca Recovery Task Force calls for urgent action to increase Columbia-Snake river chinook salmon populations, among its recommendations for Governor Inslee to protect critically endangered orcas from extinction.

Sep 11, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Press Statement re: Congressional Report language re: salmon included as part of the Energy and Water Resources Appropriations Bill

Sep 7, 2018 - You're invited! 2018 Flotilla to 'Free the Snake' - Sept. 7/8 in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley

Sep 6, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Representative Newhouse hosts Congressional Field Hearings in Pasco, Washington spotlighting endangered wild salmon populations and the federal system of dams

Sep 6, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Statement from Joseph Bogaard re: 'Free the Snake!' Flotilla and RiverFest events

Sep 4, 2018 - PRESS ADVISORY: 4th Annual "Free the Snake! Flotilla" to feature nationally-recognized indigenous advocate Winona LaDuke and award-winning musician Nahko

Aug 27, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orca Salmon Alliance distributes ribbons urging unity and #BoldActionNow; creates wreath honoring J35 and her daughter.

Aug 6, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Orca Salmon Alliance delivers 43,000+ public comments to Governor Inslee and the Southern Resident Recovery Task Force

Aug 6, 2018 - For Immediate Release: SOS Statement on the Southern Resident orcas, Orca Task Force and Governor Inslee

Jul 23, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 20

Jul 16, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 13

Jul 9, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 5

Jun 21, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - June 28


Apr 13, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Blumenauer Statement on Legislation to Undermine Columbia River Salmon Recovery

Apr 3, 2018 - For Immediate Release: Press Statement - Salmon Extinction or Restoration? Putting the Lower Snake River Dam Power Replacement Study in context

Apr 2, 2018 - For immediate release: Appeals Court Affirms Order Requiring More Water Be Spilled Over Dams to Help Salmon Survive

Mar 29, 2018 - For Immediate Release: 

Washington Voters Value Wild Salmon Over Lower Snake River Dams

Mar 15, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Moscow

Feb 16, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes - Spokane - March 4, 2018

Jan 30, 2018 - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Expresses "Deep Concern" Over HR 3144

Jan 12, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - at the Cracker Building in Spokane - Thursday, January 25

Jan 8, 2018 - For Immediate Release: U.S. District Court approves joint federal-state proposal for 2018 spill plan

Dec 19, 2017 - A Tale of Two Rivers - at the Burke Museum in Seattle - Wednesday, January 24

Dec 11, 2017 - For Immediate Release: Conservation, fishing and faith groups applaud announcement that negotiations over the Columbia River Treaty will begin in 2018 (Dec. 11, 2017)

Dec 10, 2017 - For immediate release: U.S. - Canada talks to modernize the treaty will begin in early 2018

Dec 5, 2017 - December 5, 2017: Governor Inslee issues statement opposing harmful HR 3144

Nov 2, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Twenty-five conservation organizations and business associations call on Governor Inslee to act quickly to help salmon and orca

Sep 11, 2017 - 2017 Free the Snake Flotilla Photo Gallery

Aug 30, 2017 - Press Advisory: 3rd Annual Free the Snake Flotilla: Boaters Call for Dam Removal to Save Wild Steelhead, Salmon


Aug 16, 2017 - For Immediate Release: Scientists send letter to policymakers affirming the benefits of “spill” over Columbia Basin dams – to help for endangered wild salmon and steelhead

Aug 9, 2017 - For Immediate Release: 70 sportfishing and outdoor recreational businesses send Governor Kate Brown letter of appreciation

Jul 31, 2017 - For Immediate Release: Sawyer Oars, Artists & Save Our Wild Salmon join forces in a new alliance

Jul 6, 2017 - For Immediate Release: The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value

Jun 30, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NW business and conservation leaders oppose bill to overturn 2016 federal court decision and push imperiled salmon closer to extinction.

Jun 22, 2017 - News Release – Northwest, British Columbia need to stand together to modernize the Columbia River Treaty

May 18, 2017 - ORECA's alert targeting Governor Brown doesn’t tell the full story.

May 17, 2017 - For Immediate Release: 31 Groups Send Letter to WA and OR members of Congress re: Columbia Basin salmon recovery

Mar 27, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Court Grants Increased 'Spill' to Aid Endangered Columbia/Snake River Salmon

Mar 7, 2017 - Media Advisory
: Court Hearing in Portland on Columbia/Snake Salmon - 3.9.2017

Feb 12, 2017 - Columbia/Snake Salmon NEPA Analysis Public Scoping Comment Period: A Summary

Feb 12, 2017 - 400,000 citizens submit comments calling for removal of the lower Snake River dams

Feb 1, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: More than 250,000 Urge Feds to Do More to Save Salmon

Jan 9, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates Ask Court to Safeguard Salmon Ahead of Federal Planning Process

Dec 21, 2016 - For Immediate Release: New Report Highlights 10 Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration

Sep 30, 2016 - Call to Action: Court-Ordered Columbia-Snake Salmon NEPA Review: Phase 1 – Public Hearings this Fall!

Sep 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: Feds Announce Hearings for Public to Weigh in on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Aug 30, 2016 - For Immediate Release: 33 organizations ask federal agencies to commence NEPA public comment period after Jan. 1, 2017

Aug 16, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.16.2016)

Aug 9, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.9.2016)

Aug 2, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (8.2.2016)

Jul 26, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.26.2016)

Jul 6, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016 (7.6.2016)

Jun 30, 2016 - Hot Water Report 2016

Jun 21, 2016 - May 4, 2016 U.S. District Court Ruling: Background and Links

Jun 9, 2016 - Recent Economic Analyses of the Lower Snake River Dams

May 4, 2016 - For Immediate Release: U.S. District Court sides with wild salmon and communities

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