Stories tagged: snake river
UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020
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 …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Impact statement on Snake and Columbia dams to usher in the next chapter of how to save imperiled fisheries
A significant step in the long debate over how best to save and recover Snake River salmon and steelhead populations will begin to play out in the near future.
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
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.
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
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 …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
More than 300 people turned out to listen to a dialogue about the future of the lower Snake River, its dams, threatened salmon and steelhead runs, agriculture and power production …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
A federal court ruling could affect salmon recovery and conservation efforts on the Columbia-Snake River System in Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam near here Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
The steep decline of threatened Snake River steelhead over the past five years has triggered a review under an adaptive management provision of the federal government’s plan to protect the …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
Later this month, the states of Idaho and Washington are set to have conflicting fall chinook fishing regulations on the Snake River, a rare occurrence that is contrary to goals …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A bad year for anglers got even worse Friday, when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to close steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River basin and on a short …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
The Asotin County Sheriff’s Office is puzzled by a Saturday night helicopter crash in the Snake River because the occupants left the scene immediately and won’t tell law enforcement how …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019
Washington’s move to allow barbed hooks in much of the Columbia River Basin will not include the Snake River or its tributaries.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
The remains of a Grangeville woman missing since April 2018 were found Sunday in the Snake River near Buffalo Eddy in Idaho County.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
Washington will lead an as-yet undefined process exploring how to help farmers, shippers, utilities and others if the four lower Snake River dams were removed to help recover threatened chinook …
Tue., April 30, 2019
The state budget approved this week includes $750,000 to study the impacts of the possible breaching of four Snake River dams to help salmon recovery.
Thu., April 25, 2019
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.
Sun., April 21, 2019
Spring chinook managers and anglers find themselves in a familiar position, wondering if the meager counts of fish passing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River signal a late run, a …
Wed., April 10, 2019
A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.
Mon., March 11, 2019
In 1984 a few concerned anglers, worried about the decline of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River caused by unrestricted cattle grazing along its banks, gathered at a cabin …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Federal officials say a program that pays anglers to catch a predator that eats young salmon and steelhead resulted in more than 180,000 northern pikeminnows being caught and killed in …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
A short-term agreement over fish passage operations at Snake and Columbia river dams could help researchers determine whether spilling more water there can significantly boost survival of juvenile salmon and …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
After decades of arguments and court challenges, a landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Idaho construction contractors ran into something scary on Halloween as they conducted maintenance repairs on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River: two unexploded military ordnances.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.