Bristol Bay Salmon
Salmon
October 16, 2017

RALLY AGAINST PEBBLE MINE TUESDAY 10/19 AND RED GOLD FILM SCREENING

TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:30 PM RALLY AND SPEAKERS AT 245 W MAIN (in front of Luigi’s) 6:30 PM   SCREENING OF RED GOLD AT COMMUNITY BUILDING, 35 W Main Ave. Sponsored by Spokane Falls TU, Wild Steelhead Coalition and Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition.…
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Snake River Dams
September 28, 2017

Freeing the Snake one flotilla at a time

Despite fears of a smoky event, 400 salmon & steelhead advocates turned out for the 3rd Annual Free the Snake Flotilla at Chief Timothy Park near Clarkston, WA.  TU members came from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and Spokane Falls and Palouse-Clearwater…
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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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Conservation
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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Spokane Indians new logo, mascot and uniform
Friends of SFTU
June 28, 2017

Spokane Indians redband themed mascot and uniform

Hard-fighting. Resilient. Part of Spokane’s identity. When the vice president of the Spokane Indians baseball team heard these words during a conversation last summer, he could have sworn they were talking about his players. Instead, Otto Klein found himself deep in discussion…
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Redband Trout Illustration
ConservationProjectsRedband TroutSpokane River
June 28, 2017

Spokane’s signature fish continues to struggle as new campaign raises awareness

While recent years have seen the city of Spokane’s pulse pick up, time has not been so kind to its signature fish. The redband trout – named for the speckled black and red bands that brilliantly flash down its sides as it…
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Mark Poirier releases a 36-inch Clearwater River steelhead.
Columbia RiverSalmonSteelhead
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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California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work to spawn Chinook salmon at EBMUD’s Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery In November, 2015 near Lodi, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Conservation
May 18, 2017

California salmon facing extinction, report warns

Nearly half of California’s diverse types of native salmon, steelhead and trout are headed toward extinction in 50 years unless environmental trends are reversed, a team of scientists warn in a new report. And nearly three-fourths — 21 of 31 types —- will…
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Struggle for the Snake (1971)
Snake River Dams
May 12, 2017

Struggle for the Snake (1971)

STRUGGLE FOR THE SNAKE - a documentary created in 1971 - was recently posted on YOUTUBE and well worth setting aside 28 minutes to watch. This 45 year-old classic focuses on the contentious debate over the original construction of the last of…
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