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‘Ocean to Idaho’ follows migration of salmon from Pacific to central Idaho through immersive social media campaign

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Filmmaker Mark Titus brings ‘experiential package’ to life on passion project to save Alaskan salmon

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Fresh asparagus stars in a quick-cooking, citrusy stir-fry with salmon

When everything turns green outside, I often find myself craving green on my plate, as well. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I saw a fetching display of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy

Today, Columbia and Snake River salmon, and orcas that depend on them, are at risk of extinction. And Washington state regulators are taking a new regulatory role to chill fish-killing …


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Work group will discuss Columbia salmon management

The Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Workgroup will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to continue its work reviewing the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s policy on salmon …


Salmon, dams study comment period nears end, critics say coronavirus stay-home orders interfered with proper feedback

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and its sister agencies say they are satisfied with the improvised public comment period on a landmark salmon and dams study, despite it …


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Public comment on Snake River dams report will be taken telephonically due to coronavirus

Federal agencies canceled listening sessions on the study, published in February, that recommended against removal of the Snake River dams. Conservation groups still say the 45-day window for comment is …


Groups want more time to comment on Columbia River plan

A little more than a week after the federal government unveiled its massive draft environmental impact statement on the Columbia River Hydropower System and its effects on salmon and steelhead, …


Free-flowing vision: Q&A with wild salmon advocate Sam Mace

Sam Mace, the inland northwest director of Save Our Wild Salmon, will be the featured speaker at the Spokane Canoe and Kayak club’s February meeting.


Report: Idahoans split on breaching the four lower Snake River dams

A new poll from Boise State University indicates that Idahoans are roughly split in their support for removing the four lower Snake River dams in Washington to save the Gem …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Snake River dam differences run deep, study finds

Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.


Idaho Outfitters discuss grim salmon steelhead outlook

Clearwater River steelhead outfitter Jeff Jarrett summed up the state of Idaho’s famed B-run of steelhead in blunt language at a forum discussion Tuesday.


McMorris Rodgers blasts Inslee, dam study

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers takes another jab at a study of the Snake River dams supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi and Yakama nations said Monday that the U.S. government was in …


WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Idaho salmon group still getting its sea legs as members struggle to define scope of work

Members of Idaho’s Salmon Working Group continued to feel each other out Friday to determine if, when and how they might eventually tackle controversial issues such as the ever-present question …


Members of Idaho governor’s salmon working group say actual solutions are still many meetings away

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Idaho’s effort to craft new salmon recovery policies won’t reach fruition in just one meeting — or even several.


Salmon Cannon demonstration next week

The Salmon Cannon, an invention of Seattle-based Whooshh Innovations, will debut to the public on the Columbia River on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast

Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead. Experts say …


Pacific fishermen report best king salmon season in years

California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Alaskan salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska’s blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.


Third tribal salmon release scheduled Friday

The Colville Tribes plan to release 30 more salmon into the Upper Columbia River on Friday. It’s the third release in as many weeks.


More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years

The Salmon Cannon, born in the apple fields of Eastern Washington, is a key component of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ plans to reintroduce salmon to the Upper Columbia River and, …


Danielle Cloutier and Christy Plumer: Time to breach the salmon stalemate

If all stakeholders would work together, just imagine the economic benefit and cultural resurgence the Pacific Northwest would experience if we return to the wild salmon and steelhead populations of …


State fish managers to discuss Columbia salmon, invite pulbic

The public is invited to attend a series of committee meetings comprised of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss the next steps in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

For the first time in 80 years, salmon are in the Upper Columbia River

While rain and wind scrubbed the air of wildfire smoke, members of the Colville Confederated Tribes released 30 salmon into the Columbia River upstream of the Chief Joseph Dam on …


Environment concerns add new species to U.S. overfished list

The federal government is adding several stocks of fish to its list of overfished species, including a pair of salmon that is popular with seafood fans.


Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.