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Columbia River salmon plan challenged

By: Staff The Spokesman-Review Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland against NOAA Fisheries Service, which … Read on 

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Salmon munching sea lions at Bonneville Dam shifting to different species, new problems

By: Thomas Boyd The Oregonian   New data suggest that while fewer California sea lions are showing up at Bonneville Dam and eating fewer spring salmon than just a few years ago, the number of Steller sea lions could be … Read on 

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Third plan for Columbia Basin dams and wild salmon might still have holes, Judge James A. Redden warns

By Scott Learn The Oregonian Federal Judge James A. Redden’s potential swan song hearing on the Northwest’s highest-profile salmon case Monday was short but not particularly sweet. Redden, 82, has presided over the U.S. District Court case since 2003. He … Read on 

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Habitat restoration soars on Columbia River, but fish benefits are murky

By Scott Learn The Oregonian CHINOOK, Wash. — This winter, restoration workers punched a 12-foot concrete culvert through the rock rip-rap that lines the Columbia River near the ocean and waited for fish to hit wetlands walled off for a … Read on 

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