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  • ... and invoked for salmon, against grazing

    Environmentalists use Endangered Species Act to protect Snake River salmon from grazing.

  • A bullet for the bearer of bad news

    After Michele DeHart of the Fish Passage Center in Portland, Ore., publicly supported a plan to protect salmon, angry lawmakers led by Sen. Larry Craig yanked the center’s funding

  • A faint ray of hope for Northwest salmon

    This year, some Idaho Snake River salmon may get to skip the usual barge journey around dams and be allowed to swim over the dams via spillways.

  • A guide to the players

    A guide to federal agencies involved in salmon issues.

  • A listing and a delay

    The National Marine Fisheries Service lists only one West Coast coho salmon population as threatened, but agrees to study two others for six months.

  • A river runs near it

    In Washington’s Yakima Valley and in northern Colorado, water developers want to build kindler, gentler “off-channel” reservoirs.

  • A simpler salmon plan

    Jay W. Nicholas uses simple language and colorful watercolors to explain Oregon's salmon recovery plan in his book "Down to the Sea."

  • A town’s downtown is the new (old) way to live

    Bill Croke celebrates his brand-new, old-fashioned lifestyle: living upstairs in an old brick building in downtown Salmon, Idaho.

  • A Washington tribe and a timber company wrestle over a forest's future

    A Washington tribe and a timber company wrestle over a forest's future

    The Port Gamble S'Klallam are protecting their treaty rights to fish and shellfish in Port Gamble Bay, using laws to limit development, much to the frustration of timber company-turned-developer Pope Resources.

  • Agency slashes critical habitat for salmon

    Faced with a lawsuit by the National Association of Home Builders, NOAA Fisheries decides to strip protections from four-fifths of the currently designated critical habitat for salmon

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