Stories tagged: snake river
Mon., May 25, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a report Tuesday detailing summertime water temperature problems on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers and assigning significant responsibility to federal dams.
Sun., May 10, 2020
Washington opened a limited spring chinook season on the Snake River on Tuesday and welcomed the return of fishing following a nearly six-week hiatus.
Sun., April 12, 2020
Salmon, dams study comment period nears end, critics say coronavirus stay-home orders interfered with proper feedback
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and its sister agencies say they are satisfied with the improvised public comment period on a landmark salmon and dams study, despite it …
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., 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 …
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.
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: 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Idaho’s imperiled Snake River sockeye run has nearly matched last year’s return but hasn’t paralleled the surprising performance of sockeye that return to the upper Columbia River Basin.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
The return of A-run steelhead to the Columbia River basin is still dismal but the sea-run trout made a late push in the past week that prompted fisheries managers to …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Conservation groups calling for removal of four lower Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Friday and Saturday based out of Chief Timothy State …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release on the main Snake River this season.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho on Monday canceled its harvest season this fall and will allow only catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Washington is expected to announce similarly …
Tue., May 30, 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 …