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  • Hobby miners flock to public streams

    Amateur gold prospectors are invading the West’s publicly owned streams, and environmentalists say the hobby’s popularity threatens fish and the environment

  • Dam removal considered for Klamath

    Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River

  • Columbia River dams revived

    In Washington, tribes have been shut out of a plan for new Columbia River dams that are being touted as good for salmon as well as farmers

  • Ocean fishing ban will be a drastic step

    The writer sees a sad future for coastal towns if commercial salmon fishing is halted next month

  • Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles

    James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish

  • 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

  • Dam breaching gets a surprise endorsement

    A longtime consultant to the hydropower industry, biologist Don Chapman, shook the Northwest this summer when he declared that four dams on the Lower Snake River should be breached to save the salmon

  • 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

  • Atlas of Pacific Salmon

    The Atlas of Pacific Salmon by Xanthippe Augerot provides a thorough, well-illustrated, scientific but readable examination of the state of salmon species on both sides of the North Pacific

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

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