Stories tagged: salmon
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 …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Senate votes to phase out net pens with non-native species and Inslee says he supports the move.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Washington state officials on Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing thousands of non-native fish …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley are harming federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout, an environmental group said in a lawsuit.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Washington state’s culvert case this year, heating up a 17-year legal battle over the state’s duty to protect and restore salmon habitat as part …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Bill calls for extensive study of fish raised in net pens, could end the practice by 2024.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
A federal judge has signed off on a plan to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Idaho officials say air quality is in the unhealthy range in the east-central Idaho town of Salmon and surrounding area due to stagnant air that has elevated pollutant levels.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
A documentary on the Upper Columbia tribes’ 2016 canoe journey to Kettle Falls will be shown Thursday at the Garland Theater.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
State officials ask fish farming company to keep new salmon smolts out of the Puget Sound, but company says no.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
The fishing wasn’t red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was …