Salmon http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/endangered-salmon-migrate-trucks-around-cracked-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041514AK_Wanapum_salmonfix_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.<p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Anna King 43552 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fish-experts-plan-salmon-water-slide-cracked-wanapum-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032014AK_Wanapum_salmon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.<p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Anna King 42091 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tribes-push-restore-salmon-upper-columbia-river <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031814TB_GrandCoulee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Once upon a time, salmon and steelhead swam over a thousand miles upriver to the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, at the foot of the Rockies in British Columbia.<p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:56:00 +0000 Tom Banse 41976 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River New Plan To Protect Salmon Doesn’t Consider Breaching Dams http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-plan-protect-salmon-doesn-t-consider-breaching-dams <p>The<a href="http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/hydropower/fcrps/2014_supplemental_fcrps_biop_final.pdf" target="_blank"> federal government's management plan</a> for protecting salmon and steelhead killed by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues to rely heavily on habitat improvement.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:33:57 +0000 Associated Press 38729 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Plan To Protect Salmon Doesn’t Consider Breaching Dams Stormy Weather Could Pose Challenges For Idaho Firefighters http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/stormy-weather-could-pose-challenges-idaho-firefighters <p>The National Weather Service <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=boi&amp;wwa=red%20flag%20warning" target="_blank">issued a red flag warning</a> Tuesday afternoon for the Boise National Forest and parts of the Payette National Forest. Dry and windy conditions could make firefighting efforts in those areas difficult and could spark new flames there's lighting.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:34:50 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 29027 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Stormy Weather Could Pose Challenges For Idaho Firefighters Pacificorp Offers To Draw Down Reservoirs to Alleviate Oregon's Klamath River Water Shortage http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/pacificorp-offers-draw-down-reservoirs-alleviate-oregons-klamath-river-water-shortage <div id="full_story"><p>Power Company PacifiCorp has offered to draw down two of its reservoirs on the Klamath River this summer to try to help ranchers facing a water shutoff in Oregon’s Klamath basin.</p><p>Upper Klamath lake is like a giant reservoir at the top of the Klamath River.&nbsp; The bureau of reclamation balances how much water stays in the lake, how is much is diverted for irrigation, and how much is released down the Klamath River to keep migrating salmon cool.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Amelia Templeton 27488 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tribal-Owned Retail Fish Shop Set To Open On Columbia River http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tribal-owned-retail-fish-shop-set-open-columbia-river <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061313AK_Fishstore_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>For thousands of years, Northwest tribes have used the Columbia River as a regional center of commerce. For the first time this summer, they’re building a new venue for their ancient tradition – a native-owned seafood shop.<p><strong>Fresh catch</strong><p>A silvery shad slips into an icy bath. Its tail flashes twice as it descends deeper into the chilly water. The fish was netted from the Columbia just moments ago. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:00:33 +0000 Anna King 27487 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tribal-Owned Retail Fish Shop Set To Open On Columbia River Northwest Tribes Maximize Steelhead Populations http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/northwest-tribes-maximize-steelhead-populations <p>Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin are threatened. Current populations have dwindled to a fraction of the historic numbers a century ago. That has led two Northwest Indian Tribes to try something new to help this struggling fish survive.&nbsp; Both tribes are learning from each other along the way.</p><p>The snow is almost gone in north Idaho. But it’s still cold, almost freezing on this early morning at the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery near Orofino.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:12:41 +0000 Aaron Kunz 23153 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Northwest Tribes Maximize Steelhead Populations Supreme Court Lets Limits On River Mining Stand http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-lets-limits-river-mining-stand <p>A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday makes it harder for miners to gain access to Northwest rivers. Environmental groups hailed the decision as a major victory.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:46:50 +0000 Chris Lehman 22664 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court Lets Limits On River Mining Stand Study: Salmon Use Earth's Magnetic Field To Navigate Home http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-salmon-use-earths-magnetic-field-navigate-home <p>During the course of their lives some salmon travel thousands of miles - out to the open ocean to feed and mature. Then, after a few years, they head back to the exact river where they hatched, to spawn the next generation. Scientists don’t fully understand how salmon find their way home, but a new study might provide some more answers.<br><br>The answer is magnets - according to a new study in the journal Current Biology.<br> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:01:41 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 20716 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Salmon Use Earth's Magnetic Field To Navigate Home Seven Southern Oregon Fisheries Biologists Allege Censorship, Coercion http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/seven-southern-oregon-fisheries-biologists-allege-censorship-coercion <div id="full_story"><p>Seven fish biologists working in Southern Oregon filed a scientific misconduct complaint yesterday. They say the Bureau of Reclamation plans to disband their team because their studies were unpopular.</p><p>Four different federal agencies are all working to save threatened salmon and endangered suckerfish that live in the Klamath river and Klamath lake.</p><p>Biologists with the Bureau of Reclamation say some of their fish studies had unusual results.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:05:17 +0000 Amelia Templeton 19129 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org NOAA Hopes to Foster Ideas and Future Collaboration http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/noaa-hopes-foster-ideas-and-future-collaboration <P>Environmentalists, farmers and irrigators could play a bigger role in creating long term management policies for Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. The government has asked two university programs in Oregon and Washington to act as mediators over the next six months, talking with more than 200 organizations, states and tribes in order to find a better way of managing fish.</P> <P>Dams, overfishing, and development are among the reasons for a decline in Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:51:37 +0000 Aaron Kunz 18842 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org NOAA Hopes to Foster Ideas and Future Collaboration Inspectors To Review 2 Salmon School Buildings http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/inspectors-review-2-salmon-school-buildings <p></p><p>A state committee will move forward with inspecting two Salmon schools to determine whether a state fund can be tapped to repair or rebuild the schools.&nbsp;</p><p>Salmon School District 291 is looking for new revenue after local voters have rejected seven separate bond levies since 2005.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:54:46 +0000 Associated Press 18496 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Inspectors To Review 2 Salmon School Buildings Feds Give Stakeholders Bigger Salmon Recovery Role http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/feds-give-stakeholders-bigger-salmon-recovery-role <p></p><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 1.5em;">Environmentalists, irrigators, and other stakeholders in the Northwest are being offered an expanded role in shaping the long-term recovery plan for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:15:10 +0000 Aaron Kunz 17936 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Feds Give Stakeholders Bigger Salmon Recovery Role Working For Idaho's Extinct Coho Salmon http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/working-idahos-extinct-coho-salmon <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Northwest’s declining salmon runs have spurred marathon legal battles and inspired billions in spending to save the iconic species.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:38:05 +0000 Aaron Kunz 17775 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Working For Idaho's Extinct Coho Salmon Salmon the Focus of Northwest Rivers Initiative http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/salmon-focus-northwest-rivers-initiative-0 <P>Dams, agriculture, urban development -- they’ve all contributed to the loss of quality habitat for Northwest salmon.&nbsp;&nbsp;Old time gold mining in one Idaho river&nbsp;has also left problems behind for salmon and steelhead.</P> <P>The Salmon River is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:51:26 +0000 Aaron Kunz 15910 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Salmon the Focus of Northwest Rivers Initiative Sea Lions At Bonneville Dam Kill Estimated 2,500 Sturgeon http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sea-lions-bonneville-dam-kill-estimated-2500-sturgeon <div id="full_story"><p>Biologists say the sea lions that scoop up fish at the foot of Bonneville dam on the Columbia river have killed more sturgeon this year than salmon.</p><p>Two different species of sea lions like to feast at Bonneville.&nbsp; California sea lions only eat salmon.&nbsp; But Stellar sea lions arrive earlier in the year. While they wait for the spring salmon run to start, they snack on sturgeon.</p><p>Biologists with the Army Corps of Engineers estimate that this year, the Stellar sea lions ate about 2,500 sturgeon.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:33:41 +0000 Amelia Templeton 15173 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sea Lions At Bonneville Dam Kill Estimated 2,500 Sturgeon Agencies Release Annual Salmon Report http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/agencies-release-annual-salmon-report <p>Federal agencies Friday delivered a mixed report card on their efforts to recover endangered salmon in the Columbia River.</p><p>The report was delivered to federal judge Michael Simon in Portland. He is overseeing the legal case involving salmon and dams along the Columbia. The Bonneville Power Administration says this year's report shows some improvement in returning adult salmon and steelhead numbers. In 2011, the number of adult salmon migrating past the Bonneville Dam was the fourth highest since 1938.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:55:01 +0000 Aaron Kunz 14407 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Agencies Release Annual Salmon Report Rain Brings Some Breathing Relief in Salmon http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/rain-brings-some-breathing-relief-salmon <p>Salmon has seen some of the worst air quality in Idaho this year.&nbsp; This month, the town has had several “purple” or very unhealthy air quality days.&nbsp; The Mustang Complex fire is still burning mostly uncontained near the mountain town.&nbsp; Smoke from the blaze has plagued the area for weeks.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>But a trace of rain over the weekend and into Monday has given residents of Salmon some much-needed fresh air.</p><p>“We’ve never been so happy to see rain in I don’t know how long," says Salmon Public Library employee Anne Schwartz. "So we are thanking God for sure.”</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:41:32 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 14035 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Rain Brings Some Breathing Relief in Salmon Idaho Black Bear Recovering From Wildfire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-black-bear-recovering-wildfire <p>The black bear cub - known as Boo Boo - is expected to make a full recovery. The bear was burned in the Mustang Fire north of Salmon.&nbsp;</p><p>Boo Boo could be ready to leave the Idaho Humane Society, where he’s been recovering from his burns, in as little as two weeks.&nbsp; The three-to-four month old cub has 2<sup>nd</sup> degree burns on all four of his paws.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:07:53 +0000 Samantha Wright 13090 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Black Bear Recovering From Wildfire