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May 03, 2021

GiveBIG - May 4 and 5, 2021 - to restore the lower Snake River and its salmon!

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GiveBIG is on May 4 and 5 this year - and we hope that you'll be able to support our work with a gift at this critical time. Snake River salmon and steelhead populations are in deep trouble today - as are the many species, economies and cultures that depend… Read More
April 29, 2021

Dam Removal Success Stories 2021: Part four of a five-part series

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This is the fourth in a five-part series by SOS and American Rivers spotlighting the ecological and community benefits associated with previously completed dam removal/river restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Fourth in the Series:… Read More
March 15, 2021

Snake River Vision Project Launches Interactive Map Tool Imagining a Free-Flowing River

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What did the lower Snake River look like before lower Snake River dams were built in the 60s and 70s? What was lost under the reservoirs? What could be restored with dam removal? There is growing interest in these questions since Idaho Congressman Mike… Read More
March 09, 2021

Contact your Congressional Representatives! - A Resource Page

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It is critically important that public officials hear from you about your priorities - and the importance of restoring salmon abundance and investing in communities. Here's a list of important Northwest public officials - Governors, Senators and… Read More
March 08, 2021

Seattle Times: Biden appointments, including Nez Perce fisheries champion, bolster Native American presence in federal government

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By Lynda V. MapesMarch 6, 2021 There’s a saying in Indian Country: either you are at the table, or you are on the menu. Appointments by the Biden administration now in the works would put American Indian and Alaska Native people very much at the table,… Read More

Mar 3, 2021 - Dam Removal Success Stories 2021: Part 2 of a five-part series

Feb 11, 2021 - 'Urgency and Opportunity' - Developing a comprehensive plan for Snake River salmon and Northwest communities - 2021: A Resource Page

Feb 8, 2021 - Congressman Simpson (R-ID) announces a groundbreaking proposal to restore Northwest salmon populations and invest in its communities and infrastructure

Feb 1, 2021 - Dam Removal Success Stories 2021: A five-part series

Dec 23, 2020 - Happy Holidays 2020 - From Save Our wild Salmon

Dec 10, 2020 - Save Our wild Salmon’s Year-end Review 2020

Dec 10, 2020 - 2020 has been a big year for Pacific salmon and their rivers!

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

Oct 21, 2020 - Fall 2020 Action Campaign: Contact Senators Cantwell and Murray!

Sep 8, 2020 - 'Save Our wild Salmon' Fall Speaker Series: Hear from the experts and ask them questions

Sep 2, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - September 2, Issue 8.

Aug 26, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - August 26, Issue 7.

Aug 19, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - August 19, Issue 6.

Aug 11, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - August 12, Issue 5

Aug 5, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - August 5, Issue 4

Jul 29, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - July 29, Issue 3

Jul 22, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - July 22nd, Issue 2

Jul 15, 2020 - Hot Water Report 2020 - July 15th, Issue 1

Jun 1, 2020 - 'Save Our wild Salmon' June Speaker Series: Hear from the experts and ask them questions

Apr 30, 2020 - GiveBIG 2020 - May 5th and 6th. Please help sustain our work at this critical time

Apr 21, 2020 - 2020 CRSO Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS): An SOS Summary of the Public Comment Period (April 2020)

Mar 13, 2020 - An Update/Statement re: the Draft EIS, public comment process and coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - Speak up for salmon! The Draft EIS for Columbia and Snake River Salmon – A Resource Page

Mar 1, 2020 - SOS Blog: The federal agencies' "new" Draft report - what just happened and what's next

Dec 23, 2019 - Save Our wild Salmon's 2019 year-in-review - and look ahead!

Dec 23, 2019 - Get Involved! Washington State's 'Lower Snake River Stakeholder Process' - A Resource Page

Dec 9, 2019 - Lower Snake River Stakeholder Process: Online Questionnaire

Nov 17, 2019 - The Hill: A fresh look at the future of hydropower requires that we see clearly its past and present

Oct 23, 2019 - Harpers: The $68,000 Fish, The future of salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Oct 2, 2019 - The 2019 Nimiipuu River Rendezvous Review!

Sep 30, 2019 - You're Invited: 'Dammed to Extinction'

Sep 30, 2019 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Don’t make the choice; merely clarify it

Sep 11, 2019 - Nimiipuu River Rendezvous Sept 20th to 22nd – Save the Date!

Sep 3, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - August 30th

Aug 28, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - August 23rd

Aug 26, 2019 - Action Alert - Contact these Northwest leaders today - "Salmon, orca and communities need leadership today!"

Aug 19, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - August 16th

Aug 13, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - August 9th

Aug 8, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - August 2nd

Jul 12, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - July 26th

Jul 12, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - July 12th

Jul 5, 2019 - Hot Water Report 2019 - July 5th

Jun 13, 2019 - Save Our wild Salmon Coalition Job Posting

May 5, 2019 - GiveBIG 2019 is on Wednesday, May 8 - make your pledge today!

Apr 21, 2019 - Can we come together? Next week in Idaho.

Apr 18, 2019 - 17th Annual Rose’ Revival Fundraiser for SOS

Feb 22, 2019 - CBB: Researchers Synthesize Dam Removal Studies; Suggest Ecosystem Effects Can Be Predicted 

Feb 4, 2019 - Call and write your Washington State legislators today! Starving orcas need salmon!

Dec 23, 2018 - Save Our wild Salmon's 2018 year-in-review - and look ahead!

Dec 4, 2018 - The Revelator: Four Major Dam-Removal Projects To Keep an Eye on in the Coming Year

Nov 21, 2018 - Happy Thanksgiving from the Save Our wild Salmon Crew!

Nov 13, 2018 - An update on orca and salmon protection efforts (11.11.18)

Oct 25, 2018 - Orca/Salmon Alert - 5-day comment period closes TODAY (Oct. 29) - Act now!

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

Aug 28, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - August 24

Aug 13, 2018 - Hot Water Report - August 10

Aug 7, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - August 3

Jul 30, 2018 - Hot Water Report 2018 - July 27

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

Jul 22, 2018 - U.S. Dept. of State: Town Hall To Discuss Modernization of the Columbia River Treaty Regime

Jul 22, 2018 - News Deeply: Here’s How the Largest Dam Removal Project in the U.S. Would Work

Jul 22, 2018 - CBB: Connecting Salmon Recovery Efforts: Columbia Basin Partnership Releases Vision Statement, Goals

Jul 16, 2018 - Del Norte Triplicate: Dam Removal Plan Out for Public Review

Jul 16, 2018 - CBB: Council Fish/Wildlife Committee Discusses Tribal Plans To Restore Pacific Lamprey To Historic Range

Jul 16, 2018 - TDN: Columbia Riverkeeper: Stronger than ever?

Jul 9, 2018 - Seattle Times: Audit finds 70 percent of B.C. fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations

Jul 5, 2018 - Yes! Magazine: 5 Reasons Salmon Are an Environmental Justice Solution

Jul 3, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Commission Selects Kelly Susewind As New Washington Department Of Fish And Wildlife Director 

Jun 28, 2018 - News Deeply: Salmon Are Booming in Oregon’s Rogue River. Dam Removal May Be Why.

Jun 28, 2018 - Alison Morrow: What wildlife need from us—awareness 

Jun 18, 2018 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Tie Vote In U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court Rulings In Washington State Fish Culverts Case

Jun 18, 2018 - Editorial: Shifts of market and region

Jun 11, 2018 - Seattle Times: Tied U.S. Supreme Court decision means Washington must remove barriers to salmon migration

Jun 1, 2018 - Seattle Times: Once-flooded Elwha land becomes forest

May 30, 2018 - Oregonian Guest Opinion: Trump's attack on salmon recovery is unconscionable

May 24, 2018 - For the Sake of the Snake

May 21, 2018 - Post Register: 'It’s about art making a statement’

May 16, 2018 - YOU'RE INVITED! CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF WILD & SCENIC RIVERS WITH SAWYERS PADDLES AND OARS - A BENEFIT FOR SAVE OUR WILD SALMON

May 14, 2018 - B-Run Steelhead - Extinction in the Heart of Idaho

Apr 19, 2018 - Seattle Times: Supreme Court showdown: Washington’s attorney general vs. tribes over salmon habitat

Apr 2, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - Portland, OR - Thursday, April 26 - 6-9 pm

Apr 2, 2018 - A Tale of Two Rivers - Olympia, WA - Wednesday, April 25 - 6-9 pm

Mar 27, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Walla Walla

Mar 15, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Moscow

Mar 15, 2018 - Loaves and Fishes: Spokane, the journey begins

Mar 2, 2018 - Seattle Times: State kills Atlantic salmon farming in Washington

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

Feb 4, 2018 - The Tyee: Megadams Not Clean or Green, Says Expert

Jan 30, 2018 - Seattle Times: Fish farm caused Atlantic salmon spill near San Juans, then tried to hide how bad it was, state says

Jan 18, 2018 - Tale of Two Rivers Online Resources

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