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Trump Administration Urged To Avoid Salmon Protection Rules

AP | Aug. 10, 2017 2:53 p.m. | Boise

A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws

Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: The Names Of Our Stars | In-Home Care

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 noon

Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.

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Crews Begin Removing Eastern Oregon Dam To Improve Fish Passage

East Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.

It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.

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Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 11:30 a.m.

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.

Science | Environment | Sustainability | Agriculture

Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

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Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River Salmon

Northwest News Partnership | July 11, 2017 2:30 p.m.

What does the next decade hold for killer whales that share the Puget Sound with millions of people and just a fraction of the salmon that historically were the beloved sea mammals; main food source.

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Legal Battle Drives Dam Managers To Extraordinary Salmon Research

OPB/EarthFix | July 7, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Bonneville, Oregon

As a 20-year lawsuit drags on, federal dam managers need to prove to the court that habitat restoration is actually working to save salmon. And that’s no small task.

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Oregon To Continue Running 6 Hatcheries Under Extension

Medford Mail Tribune | July 3, 2017 2:32 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Oregon to run six hatcheries for three more months under a recent extension.

Water | Environment

Navy Skips Permit For Bremerton Boat Scraping; Environmentalists Sue

KUOW | June 19, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The Navy is being sued for releasing heavy metals into Puget Sound by scraping a ship hull. But in the nearby city of Bremerton, it's going to take more than that to shake locals' love of the Navy.

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Sen. Merkley | 'Ricochet River'

OPB | June 15, 2017 noon

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.

Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Water | Environment

Oregon Legislature Limits Controversial Mining Practice

OPB/EarthFix | May 31, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The suction dredge mining bill now goes to the governor for signature.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Oregon, California Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 noon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

NW Life | Health | Animals | Food | local

'The Four Top': 6 Seasons | Why Salmon Matters | James Beard On Film

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

How many seasons are there in a year? Six, according to a new cookbook. A salmon expert shares a few summer grilling techniques, and finally, we discuss the lasting legacy of culinary legend James Beard.

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High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

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Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

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Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars

Northwest News Network | April 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy?

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Fishery Managers Close 200 Miles Of West Coast To Salmon Fishing

OPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Fishery managers voted Tuesday to close ocean salmon seasons along about 200 miles of the coastline from southern Oregon to northern California.

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Environmental Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Oregon Logging Practices

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. | Portland

Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018

OPB/EarthFix | March 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.

A judge has ordered federal agencies to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, though not until next year after testing.

Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Ocean Salmon Fishery Closures Proposed To Protect Klamath River Fish

OPB/EarthFix | March 13, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season, with severe cutbacks proposed for fisheries from the central Oregon coast down into northern California.