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Fishing and conservation coalition seeks dam breaching study

Fishing and conservation coalition seeks dam breaching study by PAUL KOBERSTEIN Save Our Wild Salmon, a coalition of fishing and conservation organizations, has called on Congress to fund an independent study of the potential effects and impacts of removing four dams in the Lower Snake River. The Salmon Economic Analysis and Planning Act would require …

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The Most Endangered Salmon Runs in the Columbia Basin

The Most Endangered Salmon Runs in the Columbia Basin By PAUL KOBERSTEIN Salmon populations in the Columbia Basin are constantly changing. In some years, numbers increase, giving hope that recovery is on the way. Then they reverse direction. Hydrosystem operations in the basin affect trends, as do changes in rainfall and ocean conditions. In the …

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Government Decisions Harm Tribal Culture and Economy

Government Decisions Harm Tribal Culture and Economy By PAUL KOBERSTEIN In 1855 the Columbia River Indian tribes began leaving their traditional fishing grounds, moving upland from Chee-wan-a, or Big Water, one of the names given for the Columbia. In treaties they had ceded much of their land to the federal government, but had reserved the …

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