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Practical Solutions For Salmon Passage

We Must Use Practical Rationality To Resolve Salmon Passage Up And Downstream What We Cannot Control Recognizing Natural Conditions First condition: The controlling natural factors that dominate any solution. The primary impediment appears to be the Decadal Oscillation within the northern Pacific affecting the western coastal areas of North America rather than the eastern coastal […]

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Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm

The expression “first do no harm” is a popular phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors. The idea is that it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and causing more harm than good. The Hippocratic oath taken by dentists includes a similar promise to do no intentional harm to […]

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Something Fishy about Simpsons Dam Busting

Hopefully, our readers are aware of Congressman Simpson’s support of busting 4 dams on the Columbia River siding with Governor Inslee and the two democratic senators from the State of Washington. If you haven’t we urge you to read Dr. Livingston’s latest article, The Mike Simpson Wilderness of No Return in this issue of the […]

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The Mike Simpson Wilderness of No Return

I am truly at a loss for words. I don’t know how to respond to Mike Simpson’s proposal to breach the lower 4 Snake River Dams Ice Harbor—Lower Monument—Little Goose and Lower Granite all in Washington State. He along with Washington’s Governor Inslee and two Democratic Senators Patty Murry and Marie Cantwell, want to use […]

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Salmon Recovery – Why Removing the Dams Should be Prevented

The water in the dams on the Snake during the spawning season is too hot for the fish.   “When temperatures get above 68 degrees, salmon have problems”, states Dennis McLerran, former regional administrator for the EPA in the Northwest.  However, the river water filling the dams naturally exceeds 68F during the spawning season. It’s time […]

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Who Is Salmon Valley Stewardship?

On the Salmon Valley Stewardship (SVS) website, it doesn’t provide a clear picture of how the organization was started, other than it began with “assistance” and “funding” by the Sonoran Institute in 2004 with the hiring of their first full-time staff. Adrienne Blauser was a Sonoran staff member at that time into 2005, and eventually became the SVS Coordinator. Sonoran […]

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Landmark bill protecting endangered salmon signed into law

— Published with Permission of cfact.org — The bipartisan Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 27th, 2018. This law should be fully celebrated as a win for conservation! The goal of the bill is to ensure the survival of endangered salmon, steelhead, and other native fish species […]