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The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River is the largest salmon fishery in the Lower 48.

Buoy 10 fishery closing to Chinook retention on Aug. 31

The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River is the largest salmon fishery in the Lower 48.

August 30, 2022, 2:57pm Latest News

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced Monday that the Columbia River’s Buoy 10 fishery will close for Chinook salmon retention beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31. Read story

FILE - In this May 15, 2019 photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. A report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, said the benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs. But finding other ways to provide electricity, irrigation and enabling commerce would cost up to $27.2 billion, the report said. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Report: Benefits of Snake River dams must be replaced before breaching

FILE - In this May 15, 2019 photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. A report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, said the benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs. But finding other ways to provide electricity, irrigation and enabling commerce would cost up to $27.2 billion, the report said. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 25, 2022, 3:17pm Latest News

The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River must be replaced before the dams can be breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a final report issued Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 15-21

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

August 24, 2022, 3:18pm Outdoors

From the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 465 salmonid boats and 61 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 20 flight count. Read story

Salmon-sitting: Rick Zollman checks in on a pen full of broodstock at Lookingglass Hatchery.

Hatched to be wild: Why Tribes are pursuing a controversial salmon recovery strategy

Salmon-sitting: Rick Zollman checks in on a pen full of broodstock at Lookingglass Hatchery.

August 22, 2022, 6:03am Editor's Choice

Rick Zollman stands at the edge of a rectangular, concrete pool, peering into the water below. Tens of thousands of juvenile chinook salmon rush toward him, their speckled backs and silver bellies glistening in the afternoon sun. Read story

FILE - This photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows fisheries biologist Eli Felts looking down at Loon Creek to count chinook salmon spawning beds in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho, on Sept. 9, 2020. A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for ocean-going salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its tributaries in Idaho must remain in place.

U.S. protections for Idaho salmon, steelhead are here to stay

FILE - This photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows fisheries biologist Eli Felts looking down at Loon Creek to count chinook salmon spawning beds in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho, on Sept. 9, 2020. A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for ocean-going salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its tributaries in Idaho must remain in place.

August 19, 2022, 1:53pm Latest News

A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for ocean-going salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its Idaho tributaries must stay in effect. Read story

With fork tails and massive bodies, big sturgeon, look like toothless sharks coming to the boat.

3 days of sturgeon fishing in September set on lower Columbia

With fork tails and massive bodies, big sturgeon, look like toothless sharks coming to the boat.

August 18, 2022, 5:05pm Latest News

State fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced Thursday that a section of the lower Columbia River will open for three days of sturgeon retention in September. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 8-14

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

August 17, 2022, 3:07pm Outdoors

From the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 352 salmonid boats and 92 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 13 flight count. Read story

A downed tree provides a crossing of Calamity Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Siouxon Trail the jewel of the forest

A downed tree provides a crossing of Calamity Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

It’s well-known that forest wildfires burn in a patchwork, scorching some spots yet sparing others. Read story