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November 03, 2023

NWNews: Tribal members gather to demand the federal government uphold treaty obligations, protect salmon

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By Courtney FlattNov. 3, 2023 More than 15 Tribes joined together this week to demand the federal government uphold their treaty obligations. For Northwest tribes, removing the four lower Snake River dams means more than just saving salmon, more than just… Read More
October 19, 2023

Spokesman-Review: ‘Unusually large’ toxic algal bloom covers 30-mile stretch of the Lower Snake River

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Toxic algal bloom at Central Ferry on the Snake River. (Courtesy Whitman County Public Health) Oct. 16, 2023By Ellen Dennis A frothy, green layer of muck recently coated a mileslong stretch of water on the Lower Snake River in southeast Washington, and… Read More
October 13, 2023

KUOW: Large Snake River toxic algal bloom hasn’t happened before

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Courtney Flatt October 10, 2023 / 3:10 pm From the air above Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, a green sheen spreads out over the water. “There was a pretty extensive algae bloom just above Lower Granite,” said Eric Crawford, who saw the bloom during a… Read More
October 12, 2023

Seattle Times: Tribe catches coho salmon on free-flowing Elwha River, a first since dam removals

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Oct. 10, 2023By Lynda V. Mapes ELWHA RIVER — With the plonk of fishing tackle in clear, green water, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s first fishery on a free-flowing river in more than a century got underway. “I am so proud of my tribe today,” said Russell… Read More
October 02, 2023

Lewiston-Tribune: Demonstrators gather for a free-flowing Snake River

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Dam breaching proponents addressed salmon’s role in tribal history and culture 'All Our Relations' Courtesy of Se'Si'Le and photos by Megan Mack By Kathy Hedberg Oct 1, 2023 It was a spirit-filled gathering under a pavilion at Hells Gate State Park in the… Read More
September 27, 2023

Seattle Times: President Biden calls for abundant salmon in Columbia, Snake rivers

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Sep. 27, 2023By Lynda V. Mapes President Biden on Wednesday called for abundant and healthy salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin, in a move long-awaited by conservationists and tribes around the region. The presidential memorandum directs all federal… Read More
September 26, 2023

Lewiston Tribune: Feds back tribal-led salmon campaign

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President Biden commits $200 million to reintroducing salmon, steelhead between Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams By Eric Barker Of the TribuneSep 22, 2023 The Biden administration committed the federal government to backing a decadeslong, tribal-led effort… Read More

Sep 1, 2023 - Spokesman-Review: Federal government, salmon advocates agree to continue talks that could lead to breaching Snake River dams

Sep 1, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Parties seek extension in dams debate

Sep 1, 2023 - Seattle Times: Dam removal still on table as settlement talks over Lower Snake River operations continue

Aug 28, 2023 - Seattle Times: Celebrating the life of Tokitae the orca on San Juan Island

Aug 4, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Snake River sockeye run sputters

Jul 24, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Sockeye begin epic Northwest journey

Jul 19, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Dam Study: More research required

Jun 27, 2023 - Spokesman-Review: Environmentalists, politicians clash over Republican hearing to defend Snake River dams

Jun 21, 2023 - Seattle Times: The massive dam removal on the Klamath may save salmon but can’t solve the West’s water crisis

Jun 14, 2023 - Seattle Times: As the West’s dam removal movement presses on, could the Lower Snake be next?

May 22, 2023 - Northwest Public Broadcasting: PNW artists’ work evokes salmon to educate, inspire change

May 18, 2023 - Public News Service: Historic Step Forward for Snake River Dam Replacement in WA Budget

Apr 26, 2023 - Spokesman-Review: This year’s return could be one of the smallest on record, and it appears there are a number of factors at play

Apr 20, 2023 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: As Expiration Date Nears, U.S., Canada Pushing To Finish Columbia River Treaty Negotiations By June; Uncertainty Over Future Operations A Motivator

Apr 13, 2023 - Idaho News 6: Idaho Youth head to U.S. Capitol to protect Salmon and Steelhead

Apr 10, 2023 - Columbia Basin Bulletin: Canada, U.S. Meet For 16th Round Of Columbia River Treaty Negotiations; Biden, Trudeau Issue Statement

Apr 3, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Anti-dam overtakes listening session

Mar 27, 2023 - Spokesman-Review: Washington expected to have a limited spring chinook season

Mar 24, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: Bills unveiled to save Snake River dams

Mar 21, 2023 - Lewiston Tribune: President Biden pledges support for efforts to restore salmon runs on the Snake and Columbia rivers

Mar 16, 2023 - Public News Service: In DC, Focus on Fish, NW Energy Grid

Mar 15, 2023 - Seattle Times: WA teen keeps youth at root of environmental movement

Feb 13, 2023 - Spokesman-Review: Overall run forecast calls for more fish than last year; numbers on the Snake River are down slightly

Feb 9, 2023 - Salmon deplete fat stores while stopped at dams, study shows

Dec 1, 2022 - Spokesman-Review: Northwest Tribal leaders welcome Biden’s new commitments at Tribal Nations Summit

Nov 18, 2022 - Seattle Times: ‘Momentous:’ Feds advance largest dam demo in US history

Nov 17, 2022 - Seattle Times: 5 exhibitions to see during Native American Heritage Month

Nov 1, 2022 - OPB: Hundreds of gallons of oil leak into Snake River from Little Goose Dam

Oct 7, 2022 - KUOW: Salmon advocates ask to include healthy ecosystems in Columbia River Treaty

Oct 3, 2022 - OPB: Federal report recommends removing four Lower Snake River dams to protect salmon

Sep 26, 2022 - OPB: The racism, and resilience, behind today’s Pacific Northwest salmon crisis

Sep 23, 2022 - The Lewiston Tribune: Speaking up for salmon

Sep 23, 2022 - Capital Press: Q&A: Simpson continues to push lower Snake River dam plan

Sep 20, 2022 - The Capital Press: Environmental groups urge update of Columbia River Treaty

Aug 31, 2022 - New York Times: Breaching Dams ‘Must Be an Option’ to Save Salmon, Washington Democrats Say

Aug 29, 2022 - AP News: Columbia River's Salmon Are at the Core of Ancient Religion

Aug 29, 2022 - KREM2: Inslee, Murray recommend taking action to make breaching Snake River dams a 'viable option'

Aug 26, 2022 - OPB: Benefits of Snake River dams must be replaced before breaching to save salmon, report says

Aug 26, 2022 - Spokesman-Review: Murray and Inslee conclude breaching Snake River dams ‘not an option right now,’ while calling status quo unsustainable for salmon

Aug 26, 2022 - Seattle Times: Inslee, Murray say Snake River dam removal possible, but not yet

Aug 26, 2022 - Spokesman-Review: Snake River spring Chinook struggling like never before, feds decide against classifying them as ‘endangered’

Aug 25, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SNAKE RIVER: Energy, fishing, conservation groups respond to Sen. Murray’s & Gov. Inslee’s presumptive plan for dam replacement

Aug 16, 2022 - Tri-City Herald: ‘Who are we without salmon?’ Tribes gather along dammed Snake River to call for action

Aug 15, 2022 - The New York Times: Plaintiffs in Long Fight Over Endangered Salmon Hope a Resolution is near

Aug 5, 2022 - OPB: Groups seek pause in long-running Columbia River Basin salmon dispute

Aug 5, 2022 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon and dam talks get another year

Aug 4, 2022 - OPB and ProPublica: How the BPA is contributing to salmon’s decline in the Northwest

Jul 28, 2022 - NWNews: Federal report recommends breaching Lower Snake River dams to restore salmon

Jul 12, 2022 - Seattle Times: White House weighs in on Lower Snake River dam breaching in unusual power play

May 16, 2022 - Seattle Times: Indigenous carvers’ totem pole to journey across Pacific Northwest to bolster dam-removal movement

May 4, 2022 - The Bellingham Herald: ‘Spirit of the Waters’ totem pole journey begins. Here’s where you can see it

Apr 20, 2022 - E&E News: Climate activists put bull's-eye on hydropower dams in Wash.

Apr 5, 2022 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Officials seek change of course in wild salmon recovery

Apr 5, 2022 - The Olympian: Supporters march for salmon survival

Apr 5, 2022 - The News Tribune: Activists rally in Tacoma for Northwest salmon — next event is April 2 in Olympia

Mar 9, 2022 - NW News Network: Study says plans needed to replace Snake River dams power generation

Mar 9, 2022 - The Seattle Times: New calf joins endangered southern resident orcas; 2 other pregnancies lost

Mar 9, 2022 - NRDC: Saving Salmon—from One Generation of Fisherwomen to the Next

Mar 9, 2022 - KIRO 7: Activists create human mural to support saving orcas, salmon

Jan 27, 2022 - Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho heart, Idaho Ark - The Middle Fork is our best chance to sustain salmon in an uncertain future

Jan 14, 2022 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 2 -- THE JOHN DAY Fewer dams provided migrating fish a significant advantage

Dec 13, 2021 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 1 -- THE ELWHA RIVER When dams fell, salmon returned

Nov 9, 2021 - OPB: Salmon - the original superabundant food of the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Analysis - In Washington state, the tide might be turning on breaching Snake River dams

Nov 2, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘A giant step’ for salmon: As dam-breaching debate rages, Cantwell quietly secures billions for fish recovery

Oct 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Snake River dam litigation put on hold

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: 20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the Snake River and conservation and tribal interests may be put on hold until next summer

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘With open minds,’ Murray, Inslee detail process to consider breaching Snake River dams

Oct 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit over dams on hold as Gov. Inslee, Sen. Murray pursue breaching assessment on Lower Snake River

Oct 21, 2021 - Time Magazine: Upstream Battle

Oct 18, 2021 - Seattle Times: Washington governor, senator want answers on how to replace benefits of Lower Snake River dams

Oct 15, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Inslee, Murray to ponder future without dams

Oct 15, 2021 - The Spokesman-Review: Inslee, Murray plan to release dam breaching assessment by next summer

Oct 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review: Poll finds most Washington voters support plan to breach Snake River dams

Oct 4, 2021 - Spokesman-Review: Infrastructure bill would let Bonneville Power Administration borrow $10 billion to modernize Northwest power grid, but critics say it props up ‘failed status quo’

Oct 1, 2021 - CBB: With Few Snake River Sockeye Making It To Sawtooth Basin, Endangered Fish Hang On With Captive Breeding, Outplanting Adults Into Lakes

Sep 30, 2021 - Post Register: Dismal returns: 43 sockeye make the journey from the Pacific to central Idaho in 2021

Sep 22, 2021 - OPB: Southern Resident grandmother orca missing and likely dead

Sep 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lower Snake River irrigators propose two-dam drawdown, breaking with some farmers and bargers

Aug 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Steelhead numbers bad, again

Aug 23, 2021 - WSJ: Declining Salmon Population Threatens Fishing Tourism in Pacific Northwest

Aug 23, 2021 - The Seattle Times: Skinny orcas are up to 3 times more likely to die than healthy whales, new research shows

Aug 17, 2021 - KIVI TV: Excessive heat makes it more difficult for sockeye salmon to return to Idaho

Aug 16, 2021 - The Seattle Times: What does climate report foresee for Northwest?

Aug 12, 2021 - King 5 News: Conservation groups call for removal of lower Snake River Dams to save salmon, orca

Aug 12, 2021 - Katu TV: Conservation groups call for removal of Snake River dams, citing concerns for salmon

Aug 11, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: ‘More and more dire’: Idaho salmon advocates rally for Snake River dam breaching

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

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