Judge: Salmon recovery requires big dam changes on Snake River

May 4, 2016 Seattle Times For the fifth time, a federal judge has called for an overhaul of Columbia and Snake River dam operations to preserve salmon and steelhead. In his ruling, he urged renewed consideration of Lower Snake River dam removal. A federal...
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Letter: Remove dams to save salmon, orca

Published on Thursday, April 28 2016 Capitalism frequently grapples with saving money over saving nature, but what if one choice could be fiscally and environmentally responsible? Our region faces such a solution. The Snake River, which...
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Attend the May 4th Town Hall Seattle event Killer Whales, Salmon, Taxes, and LSR Dams, The Last Best Chance for Salmon!

Click here for Town Hall Seattle event on May 4th 2016:  Killer Whales, Salmon, Taxes, and LSR Dams, The Last Best Chance for Salmon.  If you haven’t already seen the documentary film Dam Nation with its’ majestic cinematography and unexpected...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lower Snake dams’ benefit-cost ratio well below positive return on investment

A new report published by Earth Economics pegs the four lower Snake River dams’ benefit-cost ratio at 0.15.  Read the press release here. Link to the reports below. National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake River Dams Regional Economic...
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Howard Garrett on Orcas & Chinook

Published on Whale & Dolphin Conservation March 10, 2016 Read article in full here…
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Sierra Magazine: Second Coming

Originally published in the March/April 2000 edition of Sierra Magazine By David James Duncan Click here to read this article in full…
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To Save the World’s Most Endangered Killer Whale, You Need to Save Its Dinner

Groundbreaking research finds that imperiled Chinook salmon are crucial to the survival of Southern Resident orcas. Published on takepart and Yahoo News Jan. 15, 2016 The survival of the world’s most endangered killer whales may hinge on whether another...
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Climate Change: Idaho Could Be Safe Haven for Native Fish

Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune Dec. 30, 2015 Idaho’s vertical geography may give salmon, steelhead and other native fish a fighting chance as climate change continues to alter their habitat for the worse.  Scientists say resident fish like cutthroat...
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‘Record salmon runs’ actually a decline

Idaho Statesman / Guest Opinion By Don Chapman Dec. 7, 2015 Propagandists for the lower four Snake River dams like to depict recent salmon returns as “record runs.” Most recently, Lt. Col. Tim Vail, of the Corps of Engineers, spoke of “record”...
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American Fisheries Conference Explores Hatchery Issues, Hatchery/Wild Fish Interactions, Resiliency

Some five billion hatchery salmon and steelhead are released into the North Pacific each year, including fish from 155 salmon, steelhead and trout hatcheries in the Northwest. But it’s the natural populations of fish that biologists believe to be the...
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