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Each year in late summer/early fall, Chinook travel more than 800 miles back from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in the small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.
A controversial new study is challenging long-standing science that pins salmon declines in the Snake River Basin on dams and is roiling the already rough waters of fish recovery.
A coalition of environmental and fishing groups are suing a water district in southern Oregon over an aging, privately owned dam that they say hinders the passage of struggling salmon populations in the pristine North Umpqua River.
Taking down Enloe Dam is crucial for rebuilding steelhead, lamprey and chinook salmon in this river, said Cody Desautel, natural resources director for the tribes. The question isn’t whether this dam in their traditional territory should come down. But how, and at what cost, and who pays.
More people are going outside, but staying closer to home, than in previous years according to regional guides and outfitters.
When the days get shorter, making meals and eating by the campfire are extra special.
The governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have announced a regional collaboration on salmon recovery in the Columbia River Basin that includes strategies for the states to engage with tribal nations and federal agencies and address the concerns of communities who depend on the river.
OLYMPIA – The Salmon Recovery Funding Board, which awards approximately $80 million biennially to projects to improve salmon habitat, will see a change in leadership.
SEATTLE – Tahlequah’s new calf is a male, the Center for Whale Research has confirmed.
A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau's garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday approved $17 million in budget requests for needed enhancements to manage fish and wildlife in Washington state. Commissioners also provided a list of potential service cuts.
The Columbia and Snake rivers have been providing sustenance throughout the northwest since man first inhabited the region – first directly via the salmon that swim through their waters, then through irrigation and power generated by those waters.
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The U.S. government on Friday released a draft environmental report on the potential effects of three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in central Idaho proposed by a Canadian company.
Anglers in the Tri-Cities area set a harvest record for sockeye this month as the fish passed through en route to spawning areas in British Columbia. Upper Columbia anglers have picked up the action and are having a ball catching the delicious red-meated fish.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine, a large-scale gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, the largest sockeye salmon run on the planet.
Grilled salmon on top of lentils made for a memorable meal.
Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate spent a decade in TV news before starting her own production company, Tight Line Media, in 2006. Her latest project is an immersive experience which will keep her on the roads, and streams, of the Pacific Northwest all summer long.
With the summer Chinook salmon run exceeding preseason expectations, large portions of the Columbia River will open to recreational chinook fishing in July, fishery managers with WDFW announced Wednesday.
Film director Mark Titus is racing against time, and the pandemic isn't doing him any favors. When you're on a mission to "save what you love," as the trailer for his most recent film states, you do what it takes to get that message out.