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  • The wild (and not-so-wild) sex life of salmon

    A brief explanation of the life and reproductive cycles of a salmon.

  • Tribes blur the line between wild and hatchery fish

    Indian tribes use hatchery reform methods to train hatchery fish to behave like wild salmon.

  • Killing salmon to save the species

    Northwestern hatcheries now kill excess hatchery salmon to prevent captive-bred fish from weakening wild species, but critics, including some Indian tribes, say this is wasteful and unnecessary.

  • Ruling ripples through salmon country

    A judge's ruling has removed Oregon coastal coho from protection under the Endangered Species Act, and sent the National Marine Fisheries Service scrambling to rethink its hatchery policy.

  • Hatching reform

    With 15 runs of salmon federally listed as threatened or endangered, a conservation group, Long Live the Kings, hopes hatchery reform can help save wild stocks of fish.

  • Columbia dredging closer

    The National Marine Fisheries Service has again changed its opinion and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dredging the Columbia River, despite environmentalists' concerns about the wild salmon.

  • Dead fish clog the low-flowing Klamath

    Thousands of steelhead and chinook and coho salmon have died in Northern California's Klamath River, and conservationists blame the Bush administration's decision to lower river flows.

  • Salmon plan grows a few teeth

    The Clinton administration's final Northwest salmon plan is tougher than earlier versions, but still stops short of dismantling four federal dams on the Snake River.

  • The tale of a salmon slinger

    On a tributary of Oregon's Nehalem River, the writer worked with Fish and Wildlife biologist Michele Long to scatter the carcasses of hatchery salmon, which feed a wide range of wildlife.

  • Salmon feel the heat

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to come up with a plan to lower salmon-endangering high temperatures and gas content in the Snake River.

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