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'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.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Food | News

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.

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | local

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?

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

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.

Fish & Wildlife | local | News | Environment | Land use

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

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.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | Water | News

Report: Restoration Efforts In Columbia Basin Helping Salmon

AP | March 5, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Boise

The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal dams say.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Climate change | Energy | Water | Agriculture | Transportation

Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Fish & Wildlife | Land | Environment | Forestry

5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Agriculture | Water

Klamath Farmers Look For Compensation For 16-Year-Old Irrigation Cuts

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 30, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Lawsuit could lead to compensation and a change in the legal status of water rights in the drought-stricken West.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

NOAA Finalizes New Plan For Columbia River Hatcheries

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for producing hatchery fish while protecting wild fish in the Columbia River Basin.

Energy | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment | Forestry

Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore.  And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.

Water | Environment | Sustainability

At Lyle Falls, Tribal Fishermen Carry On A Longstanding Tradition

OPB | Dec. 18, 2016 6 a.m. | Lyle, Washington

At Lyle Falls, Washington’s Klickitat River rushes toward the Columbia River Gorge. It’s one of a few places where members of the Yakama Tribe still fish from scaffolds using dip nets.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Forestry

Proposed Logging Rule Change Aims To Protect Cold Water For Fish

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 11, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is taking steps to increase stream protections on private forest lands.

Environment

Starving Orca Whales Dying In Puget Sound

KUOW | Oct. 31, 2016 8:40 p.m. | Seattle

It’s been a bad year for the Salish Sea’s southern orca community. The Center for Whale Research says a second adult female has died. That brings the recent death toll to three.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Environment | Pacific Ocean

West Coast Fisheries Hit Hard By Poor Ocean Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 26, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Since its record high catch in 2013, the commercial fishery in Washington and Oregon has continued to decline.