At least 1.6 million wild chinook salmon fry died last spring after being stranded in gravel by low-water conditions along a 17-mile stretch of the Columbia River.
Pacific Northwest & Alaska Ecology
Most of these steelhead salmon are of hatchery origin, not the wild runs that swam upriver before Bonneville Dam was built in 1938.
Federal dam managers failed to meet federal standards for water quantity and water temperature in the Snake and Columbia rivers, violating the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.
Proposed management and policy changes to improve firefighter safety were accepted by USFS.
Northwest Territories and Yukon conservation groups are challenging governments and industry to support a set of six common principles to be followed in major oil and gas development in northern Canada.