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Court Orders Agencies To Consider Fewer Hatchery Fish For The Elwha

April 1, 2014 12:28 a.m.

As federal agencies work to restore fish runs above the largest dam removal project in history, a judge says they need to consider releasing fewer hatchery salmon and steelhead.

Water | Environment

Conservationists Sue To Stop Planting Hatchery Fish In The Elwha

Feb. 10, 2012 10:47 p.m.

Four conservation groups are suing several federal agencies and officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe for operating fish hatchery programs in Western Washington's recently undammed Elwha River.

Water | Environment

Series: Undamming the Elwha

Aug. 19, 2011 6 a.m.

Our Undamming the Elwha series features multimedia pieces covering different aspects of preparing for the Elwha River dam removal.

local | Environment | Science

Un-Damming The Elwha

Aug. 15, 2011 4:57 p.m.

For the past 20 years there’s been talk of removing the two dams on Washington's Elwha River and now the roads are closed off and construction crews are moving in to start that work in mid-September.

Energy | Environment | News

Rivers Recover Rapidly Once Dams Are Gone, Study Finds

April 30, 2015 6 p.m.

A new study sums up what scientists now know about the environmental effects of removing dams from rivers. It concludes that rivers and fish respond quickly after a dam is removed, and the results are mostly positive.


Could Klamath Dam Removal Deal Set Future Precedent?

Sept. 30, 2009 9:26 a.m.

Tuesday Oregon’s second-largest utility company will announce it has agreed to tear down four of its dams on the Klamath River, near the California border.

Water | Environment

Deadline Approaches For Klamath Restoration Deal

Nov. 19, 2012 1 p.m.

One of the nation's most ambitious river restoration and dam removal proposals is set to expire at the end of the year, unless the tribes, farmers, and fishers that brokered the deal can agree on an extension.

Land | Environment

Departing Interior Secretary Leaves Big Northwest Footprint

Jan. 16, 2013 6:21 p.m.

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announces he will step down from his post in March. He'll leave behind a number of initiatives that affected the way public land and wildlife are managed in the Pacific Northwest.

Environment | Communities

ICYMI: Caves, Climate And Creatures

Nov. 6, 2013 9 p.m.

In case you missed it, a roundup of some of the interesting Northwest environmental news stories from October.

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