Many native trout species, like these bull trout, are rare or endangered. Photo courtesy of USGS.
June 2, 2018

Trout in hot water across the globe

By Jack Williams Sometimes you need to take a step back to see the whole problem. Or in this case, a whole lot of steps because the problem is the decline of native trout across the entire Northern Hemisphere. Scientists from the…
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U.S. State Department Town hall meeting on April 25
April 24, 2018

Attend U.S. State Department “Townhall” meeting on Future of the Columbia River

Please attend the U.S. State Department “Townhall” meeting on April 25  When:   5 p.m. – 7 p.m. April 25, (Wednesday)  Where:  Davenport Hotel, Isabella Room - Spokane Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty – righting historic wrongs, restoring river health and salmon in a time…
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Spokane River Prairie Aquifer
March 23, 2018

Healthy River Healthy Spokane Water Forum

Check out the video replay of the water quality forum on February 27, 2018. While a little lengthy, it is worth the time investment. Especially the first 15 minutes or so with John Covert, Hydrologist from the Department of Water Ecology – his…
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Weitas Creek
ConservationFriends of SFTU
February 25, 2018

Urgent public comments needed by 28 Feb – Protect the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

We know there is a lot to read below. If you want to take action and submit a comment, please visit this page or see instructions below. Online: USFS App By E-mail: By Mail: Attn: Zach Peterson, Forest Planner 903 3rd…
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January 22, 2018

2018 IF4 Fly Fishing Film Festival

Thursday March 8:  International Fly Fishing Film Festival: IF4  Benefits signage projects on the SPOKANE RIVER Enjoy a night of fun fly fishing films and fundraising. Silver Bow Fly Shop is partnering with Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited to raise money for improved signage along…
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mouth Hangman Creek dumping sediment in Spokane River
ConservationHangman CreekSpokane RiverVolunteer Opportunity
December 3, 2017

Spokane River Turbidity Study Update

Attention Volunteers! Our Angler Science Sediment Study on the Spokane River is about to commence next month. Please review the sediment study information page that details the study and how you can register to volunteer to take water samples and contribute your…
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ConservationSalmonSnake River DamsSteelhead
October 31, 2017

McMorris-Rodgers bill to up-end Snake River salmon recovery gets Congressional hearing

A bill seeking to stymie salmon recovery in the Columbia-Snake Rivers received a House Congressional hearing October 12th. Spearheaded by Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, H.R. 3144 would put in place the illegal 2014 Salmon Plan ruled invalid by Judge Simon last year, rollback…
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2017 Free the Snake Flotilla postcard
ConservationSnake River Dams
August 29, 2017

2017 Free the Snake Flotilla

Get ready, the 2017 Free the Snake Flotilla is right around the corner! Details about the event and information can be found here. See you there! This year's event certainly will be larger than last year.  I honestly do not know how…
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Free the Snake River
Columbia RiverConservationSnake River Dams
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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July 15, 2017

Take Action to Save Cayuse Creek

Project could affect the Cayuse Creek drainage, Chuck Pezeshki Photo Credit The Forest Service is accepting public comments on their proposal to cut and/or burn approximately 8,600-acres in three different roadless areas in the N. Fork Clearwater drainage: Moose Mountain, Weitas Creek and Kelly Creek. The…
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