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NW Scientists Make The Case For Spilling More Water Over Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 4:37 p.m.

On Wednesday, dozens of scientists sent a letter to Northwest lawmakers in Congress. In it, they argue in favor of spilling more water over dams to help fish.

Environment | local | News | Recreation

Oregon's Portland-To-Coast Trail Is Closer To Becoming A Reality

OPB | June 1, 2017 10:02 a.m. | Portland

An 86-mile bike and walking trail between the Portland metro area and the coast is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Energy

Plaintiffs Call For More Court-Ordered Spill At Columbia River Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 10, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over dams in the Columbia River Basin are asking the court to order federal agencies to spill more water over the dams this spring to help threatened and endangered fish.

Environment | local | News

Proposed Salmonberry Trail Draws Concern From Coastal First Responders

OPB | Aug. 1, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

The chief of the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue warns of slow emergency response on remote parts of the trail.

News | Fish & Wildlife

Army Corps Improving Fish Passage At Lower Granite Dam

AP | June 2, 2016 1:27 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making big improvements in fish passage facilities at Lower Granite Dam, hoping to increase the number of endangered salmon and steelhead that migrate through the Columbia-Snake river system.

News | Fish & Wildlife

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Salmon

AP | Nov. 19, 2015 6:55 a.m.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically modified salmon, the first altered animal for human consumption in the United States.

Environment | Land use | Animals | Politics | Oregon Field Guide

Cormorant vs. Salmon

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015 midnight

Thousands of cormorants are to be killed because they eat so many salmon.

local | Food | News

Kapowsin Meats Expands Salmonella Pork Recall In NW

The Columbian | Aug. 28, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Kapowsin Meats in Graham, Washington is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped around Washington, Oregon and Alaska after U.S. Department of Agriculture food inspectors found evidence the meat may be tainted with salmonella.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Killing Seabirds To Save Salmon On The Columbia

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2015 noon

Using rifles with silencers under the cover of night, government officials have killed 158 cormorants on an island in the Columbia River in a controversial effort to save salmon.

Environment | local | News | Fish & Wildlife

Feds Release Extra Water To Save Klamath Salmon From Disease

AP | Aug. 21, 2015 10:06 a.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

The releases were sought by the Hoopa Valley and Yurok tribes and Humboldt County to prevent an outbreak of a gill-rotting disease known as Ich, which spreads in low, warm water.

Environment | local | Water | News | Fish & Wildlife

Heat-Related Fishing Restrictions Lifted On Rogue River

AP | Aug. 13, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

Fishing restrictions intended to protect salmon, steelhead and trout from lethally warm water conditions have been lifted for the lower and middle sections of the Rogue River.

local | News | Health

Health Officials Investigate Cause Of Portland Salmonella Outbreak

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:13 p.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

The Multnomah County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to a conference in Portland. 

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

New Judge To Hear Arguments On Columbia River Dams And Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The longstanding legal battle over maintaining dams and salmon in the Columbia River is back in court this week. On Tuesday, a new judge will hear arguments on the Obama administration's latest salmon plan.

ODFW Proposes Turning Coquille Farmland Into Protected Wetlands

OPB | June 15, 2015 4:23 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting its draft management plan for the Coquille Valley Wetlands in Coos County.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On Beer, Salmon, And Marijuana

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will join us to discuss greener beer, energy efficient marijuana, and a new salmon tracker.

Environment | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Crystal Springs Restoration

OPB | March 26, 2014 3:37 p.m.

Salmon and other wildlife have returned to a once overlooked urban creek in Portland.

local | News

The Columbian: Geofoam Fortifies Interchange Project In Salmon Creek

the_columbian | Nov. 13, 2013 2:21 a.m.

They look like giant blocks of styrofoam, but they're actually geofoam -- a type of foundation WSDOT is using to build the Salmon Creek Interchange Project, and a first for this region.

local | Food | NW Life

Siletz Confederated Tribes Hold 'First Salmon' Feast

OPB | July 11, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Recently tribal members gathered on the banks of the Rogue River for a "First Salmon" ceremony, then celebrated with a feast of salmon slow-cooked around a pit of embers.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Ecotrope | Dec. 27, 2012 4:25 a.m.

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

An Update On The Measure To Ban Gill Nets

Ecotrope | Oct. 3, 2012 4:46 a.m.

You may have heard that some of the backers of Oregon's Measure 81, which would ban the use of gill nets in commercial, non-tribal fishing on the Columbia River, have abandoned their Yes on 81 campaign.