Snake River

Court case on fate of Snake River dams postponed at least 45 more days

BY: - October 31, 2023

This story was originally published by the Oregon Capital Chronicle. Parties to a lawsuit challenging the federal government over its plans to continue operating dams on the Snake River at the expense of salmon runs asked a federal court in Oregon for more time to negotiate with one another. A coalition of conservation groups represented […]

Federal funds boost tribal-led revival efforts for salmon in upper Columbia River Basin

BY: - October 27, 2023

This article was first published by the Idaho Capital Sun. In June of 1940, Native American tribes from across the Northwest gathered at Kettle Falls in northeast Washington to mourn the loss of their historic fishing grounds. Known as the “Ceremony of Tears,” the gathering drew thousands of tribal citizens from the Colville Reservation in […]


Salmon politics in motion: Responsible momentum is building in Pacific Northwest

BY: - July 27, 2023

In 2021, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson proposed that the earthen sections of four dams be removed to restore free salmon migration through 140 miles of the lower Snake River. Since then, he has had underway a non-linear work in progress: tacking through political waters toward the day the real U.S. Congress, not a wishful one, […]