Columbia River

Columbia River

Last Summer’s Heat Dome Effects Were Frightening–and They Aren’t Over

During the summer of 2021 millions of people in the Northwest were trapped in their homes, desperately seeking cool temperatures in the absence of air conditioning. As many of us …

Little Larry Swims: Whoop Whoop! Living the Anadromous Life

Bada Boom! The big blue ocean! I made it to the Pacific and this is my home for the next 2 to 3 years. The last stretch of my epic …

graphic: Did you know that dams turn a river into a big hot tub?

Little Larry Swims: Some Like it Hot! Salmon Like it Cold.

Few people like the idea of a cold shower. Not me.  Cold water is the best!! Why? Because I’m a coldwater fish. In the spring, I’m swimming through snowmelt, and …

Graphic: Little Larry the salmon in river

Little Larry Swims: Salmon in the Trees?

Let’s talk about the food chain! We’re all a part of it. When you are a salmon, you are a big part of it. 130 different plant and animal species …

Graphic: Little Larry swimming to Pacific Ocean

Little Larry Swims: High Tailin’ Salmon

Ever hear the saying: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd?”   In my case, and for all the salmon runs in these parts, the opposite is true. The …

Chinook salmon in Oregon -- DOE photo by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Talking Snake River Salmon as Spring Approaches

There could be extra water spilling through the dams on the lower Snake and lower Columbia Rivers this spring to help juvenile salmon get downstream – unless last ditch efforts …

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

This Month’s Book: A River Lost “Your Power is Turning Our Darkness to Dawn…” We hope you’ve had time to check out “A River Lost: The Life and Death of …

A New Path Forward for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

The wild salmon and steelhead of the Columbia and Snake Rivers are truly one-of-a-kind. Many of these fish travel farther inland and higher in elevation than any salmon in the …

Sportsmen Target Coal Exports

A new report released jointly by the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says six port construction projects in Oregon and Washington that would expand U.S. coal exports …

Coal Exports Compromise the Clean History of the Pacific Northwest

The wind whips around me as I gaze out at the Columbia River from high atop a bluff. The setting sun illuminates the red rock walls that soar up from …

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