Columbia River

Idaho Chinook salmon
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January 22, 2018

U.S. District Court approves proposal for 2018 spill plan to help juvenile Columbia-Snake fish migration

Increased spill will increase survival and adult salmon and steelhead returns in the years ahead. Portland, OR – Today, United States District Court Judge Michael Simon (Portland, OR) approved a plan for increased spill at eight federal dams on the Columbia and…
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Free the Snake River
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July 15, 2017

A damming proposal – congressional bill is not a good option

Five members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest are attempting to overturn a court order that found the federal government is not doing enough to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead species in the Columbia and Snake River basins. The bill…
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Mark Poirier releases a 36-inch Clearwater River steelhead.
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May 27, 2017

Fisheries managers move to protect B-run Washington, Oregon mull rolling closures, while Idaho adopts wait-and-see policy

By ERIC BARKER of the Tribune May 27, 2017 Washington and Oregon are poised to implement rolling closures of the steelhead fishery from the mouth of the Columbia River to the mouth of the Snake this summer and fall in an attempt…
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Columbia River
January 29, 2017

A river worth a dam

A source of both inspiration and controversy for decades, the future of the Columbia River now hangs in the balance as the U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate a 53-year-old treaty on its use, writes Roy MacGregor By ROY MACGREGOR INVERMERE, B.C.…
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January 15, 2017

PFMC letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers Dec 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Brigadier General Scott A. Spellmon Commander, Northwestern Division Army Corps of Engineers Mr. Elliott Mainzer, Administrator Bonneville Power Administration Ms. Lorri Lee Northwest Regional Director U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bureau of Reclamation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Attn:…
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Spokane River redband trout photo by Michael Visintainer
Columbia River
December 29, 2016

New fishing rules in effect on Lake Roosevelt to protect redband rainbow trout

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 December 29, 2016 Contact: Chris Donley, 509-892-7861 New fishing rules in effect on Lake Rooseveltto protect redband rainbow trout SPOKANE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)…
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