Stories tagged: salmon
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Big crowd turns out in Spokane to talk about Lower Snake River dams
About 200 people turned out in Spokane for an open house to discuss dam operations on the Lower Snake River. A federal judge ordered a review of the dams’ impacts …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Feds release recovery plan for Snake River chinook and steelhead
Restoring healthy populations of wild salmon and steelhead to the Snake River basin could take 50 to 100 years, and will require improvements in survival rates for young fish migrating …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Nancy Hirsh: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy
The claim is that we can have either salmon restoration or we can have carbon-free energy, but not both. This is a false choice.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Feds asking public to weigh in on breaching Snake River dams
People will across the region will have a chance to weigh in on a controverisal proposal to remove the four Lower Snake River dams this fall as three federal agencies …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
After disastrous 2015, more Idaho sockeye return to spawning grounds this year
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
About 35 percent of Snake River sockeye presumed dead
About 35 percent of this year’s Snake River sockeye salmon run hasn’t shown up at Lower Granite Dam, and the fish are probably dead, the Army Corps of Engineers said …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Chum salmon surprisingly resistant to pollution, WSU research finds
BREMERTON, Wash. – Chum salmon appear to have a cockroach-like resistance to pollution. Scientists at Washington State University’s stormwater research center in Puyallup recently made the surprising discovery that chum …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say
Hot water is killing salmon in the reservoirs behind Columbia and Snake river dams, and the federal government must take action to prevent future die-offs of the Northwest’s iconic fish, …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
Oregon officials work to remove dam on Umatilla River
Eastern Oregon officials and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are working to remove a dam on the lower Umatilla River that for years has caused problems for …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye
Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project
The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
Just Picked: Green onions punch up salmon salad rolls with mild bite
Raw or cooked, green onions – with their hollow green stalks and solid white bases – lend a little bit of a bite to all kinds of dishes.
Sat., June 18, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return
Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Field Reports: Sockeye surge flies in face of Columbia forecast
Sockeye salmon have been surging into the Columbia River in record numbers.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Paddlers from the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Colville tribes meet at confluence
The Colville Confederated Tribes’ dugout canoe was getting some adjustments Sunday night on a beach near the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers. The cedar canoe was made in …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s canoe gets repairs; others start trip to Kettle Falls
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is taking a hiatus today from its canoe journey to Kettle Falls. Repairs are being done to the 35-foot dugout cedar canoe, which had some minor …
Sat., May 28, 2016
Terry Flores: Snake River dams vital to renewable energy future
These activists continue to peddle a demonstrably false fish tale: that solar power and other renewables could replace the reliable carbon-free energy produced by the Snake River dams.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Request to lift Snake River fall chinook endanged listing is denied
The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
In brief: Salmon passage debate nets state title for Reardan FFA
The Reardan High School Ag Leadership class staged a debate on Columbia River salmon and dams to win a state competition this month at the Washington Future Farmers of America …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Q&A: Puget Sound salmon fishing closed
As negotiations continue, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife temporarily closed recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fishing in Puget Sound this month after the state and tribes failed to …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Buoy 10 salmon season to get a new look
Washington and Oregon on Thursday announced a new look for the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season at the mouth of the Columbia River: Only adipose fin-clipped hatchery chinook will …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods to be bought by Cooke Aquaculture
One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture said they have …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Anglers protest Puget Sound salmon fishing shutdown
Washington anglers are protesting an unprecedented shutdown of the Puget Sound salmon fishing season.
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Restoration of Northwest salmon runs needs a better plan, judge says
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
State, tribes still can’t agree on Puget Sound salmon
A final round of negotiations between the state and tribal fishery managers has failed to end in an agreement on whether to allow salmon fishing in Puget Sound.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.