Dozens of fish biologists across Oregon have released a letter in support of the River Democracy Act, urging Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to pass the legislation this Congress.
People often refer to rivers of the Northwest as some of the last truly “wild” places in the Lower 48. The Clearwater River in Idaho is one of those places.
Oregon’s famed Deschutes River is one of the most important – and historically productive – steelhead tributaries of the Columbia River. But poor adult returns in recent years might lead you to think the Deschutes is no longer the powerhouse steelhead factory it once was.
Biden Administration released a draft report today from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) determining that removal of the lower four Snake River dams is urgently necessary to save plummeting populations of salmon and steelhead in the basin.
While the science is clear, it’s not always easy to understand the process and potential impacts of dam removal. Here are seven frequently asked questions about taking down the Lower Snake River dams and restoring critical populations of wild fish in the Basin.
Last month the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Deschutes River will be closed to fishing for steelhead, salmon and bass for parts of the summer to protect the river’s seriously at-risk summer steelhead population.
On May 20, the Nez Perce Tribe announced their commitment to replace the electricity produced by the four lower Snake River dams.
In 2020, the John Day Steelhead Project was able to successfully capture and acoustic tag 200 wild A-run summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam. Read more about the project and what is planned for this year.
Lower Snake Dam Removal campaign is seeking applicants for the new Snake River Ambassador Program.
On this Earth Day 2022, we’re excited to release the limited-edition Wild Steelheaders tee, a collaboration with Wise River and artist Piper Nunn.