Coho salmon in urban streams are dying before they can spawn due to pollution from stormwater runoff.
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Bit by bit, the Elwha River is returning to its former self.
Since the Elwha Dam was removed less than five months ago, salmon have already been spotted in the newly opened section of the river.
As global temperatures rise, glaciers retreat, affecting the landscape and wildlife around them. Salmon depend on the glaciers to maintain their habitat. Without it, salmon and the people who depend on them for their livelihood may be in trouble.
Over the past 30 years, wild salmon numbers have depleted due to over fishing, habitat destruction, dams, and hatchery salmon competition. Due to the federally recommended Salmon Hatchery Reform Project, salmon fisheries are improving.
The Glines Canyon Dam is coming down. The dam has been blocking the natural water flow of the Elwha River and salmon migration route for a century.
The Elwha River Restoration ends one hundred years of hydropower and restores the river to its natural state.
In 2020, four dams obstructing the Klamath River in northern California may finally reach their demise. For many decades, salmon have not been able to reach the upper portions of the river, and the dams have created an unhealthy environment responsible for massive fish kills and closed commercial salmon fishing along the California and Oregon […]
West Coast families, tribes, and communities that rely on salmon fishing for their sustenance, once again are faced with bleak options for the 2010 salmon, although the outlook is improved over the 2009 season, especially for sport fisherman. Beleageured by previous poor runs on the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers, commercial salmon season could be closed […]
The Klamath Basin and the water that flows out of it from Oregon to California have been a point of contention between environmentalists and farmers over the past century. Dam removal now seems imminent, yet the water woes have not ended for the region. Facing drought conditions, Klamath Lake is currently 12 inches below its […]
In advance of Governor Schwarzenegger’s decision on California’s SB 670, which would place a moratorium on new permits for suction dredge mining to protect salmon, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch issued an injunction establishing such a moratorium.Â Â The injunction ordered the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to stop spending general funds to […]
In 1985, Canada and the United States signed the Pacific Salmon Treaty.Â This treaty was established “for the conservation, rational management, and optimum production of Pacific Salmon”.Â It provided for both countries to set limits, share information, and improve habitat.Â One key disagreement the treaty sought to resolve was the “overharvest by one country of […]