Stories tagged: salmon
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
Boaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River are urged to steer clear of chinook salmon spawning nests, or redds.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Feeding hatchery fish to a wild, starving orca in an unprecedented move by federal scientists to save her life.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
A new analysis shows the endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters depend on Chinook salmon from a wide range of rivers in Puget Sound as well as …
Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
House votes to curb salmon eaters: Bill would allow problem sea lions to be euthanized; Senate still must act
A bill to expand the authority of Northwest fisheries agencies to help struggling native species in the lower Columbia and Willamette rivers by killing sea lions there passed the U.S. …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
There are about 4,500 sea lions in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria, Ore., and they love eating salmon and steelhead.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration.
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Schemes to irrigate central Washington have stalled and unraveled for more than a century. New efforts are underway to divert water from the Columbia or other sources, but uncertainty remains.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
To raise awareness about high mortality rates for steelhead and salmon in Puget Sound waters, “Survive the Sound” invites students to track juvenile steelhead as they travel to the ocean …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for feedback on a draft assessment of a policy guiding the management of salmon in the lower Columbia River.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2 p.m.
The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Canadians and U.S residents had a frank discussion Tuesday about what they hope to see from the renegotiation of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty. Salmon, recreation, flood control and hydropower …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Scientists have made a significant discovery about how a deadly virus infects juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. The finding could help hatchery managers protect their stock …
Wed., April 18, 2018
Washington state argued to the Supreme Court on Wednesday that replacing hundreds of stream culverts blocking salmon migration is onerous and too expensive.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The energy produced by the four lower Snake River dams could be replaced by a mix of other clean energy sources, according to a study
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Just as crews from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission have for a number of years, Walsey, Bobby Begay and Reggie Sargeant patrolled the river just below Bonneville Dam on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Clatsop County and three private property owners along Bear, Mary’s and Ferris creeks, all tributaries of the slough, have partnered with the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce and Bonneville Power …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
The majority of Washington voters would rather see an increased wild salmon run than preserve four lower Snake River Dams, according to a
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
BOISE – Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Three environmental groups are suing the federal government over the decline in wild salmon and steelhead in the Upper Willamette watershed.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …