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Columbia Valley Pioneer. B.C. minister: Trudeau-Trump relations haven’t impacted Columbia River Treaty talks. Tyler Harper. December 20, 2019.
Northwest Public Broadcasting. Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation Brings Out Crowd And Contention In Tri-Cities. Courtney Flatt. December 17, 2019.
Sierra Club. A new deal for an international watershed: Restoring the Columbia as a River, Not an “Organic Machine”. Sierra Club Columbia River Team. December 13, 2019.
Nelson Star. Columbia River Treaty: ‘It is going to get tough’. Bill Metcalfe. November 20, 2019.
Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Science Board, Citing Uncertainties, Says Salmon Reintroduction Above Grand Coulee ‘Could Be Successful’. John Harrison. November 15, 2019.
Columbia Valley Pioneer. Columbia River Treaty negotiators invite First Nations observers to speak. Dauna Ditson. November 6, 2019.
Maclean’s Magazine. B.C. should give up case of ‘extinct’ Sinixt First Nations. Graeme Lee Rowlands. November 6, 2019.
Tri-City Herald. Tri-Citians need a say on the river treaty affecting their lives, argues Newhouse. Tri-City Herald Staff. October 19, 2019.
Flathead Beacon. Selenium and the Columbia River Treaty. Mike Cuffe. August 7, 2019.
Capital Press. New salmon agreement could impact Columbia River Treaty. Mathew Weaver. August 5, 2019.
Castlegar News. First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River. John Boivin. July 29, 2019.
High Country News. Reckoning with History: Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty, six decades later. Adam M. Sowards. July 5, 2019.
News Release. Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund projects. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region. July 5, 2019.
Seattle Times. U.S. Must Follow Canada and invite tribes into Columbia River Treaty negotiation. Graeme Lee Rowlands. May 20, 2019
Reuters. Roll on, Columbia? U.S. tribes demand seat at river treaty negotiating table. Gregory Scruggs. April 17, 2019 (Instragram video)
Vancouver Sun. Vaughn Palmer: B.C. in no big rush to conclude Columbia River Treaty talks with U.S. Vaughn Palmer. April 13, 2019.
Nelson Star. U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty – Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion. Staff Apr 12, 2019
Montana Public Radio. Tribes Want Ecological Concerns Prioritized In Columbia River Treaty Negotiations. Nick Mott. April 10, 2019.
Capital Press. Next Columbia River Treaty negotiations this month. Matthew Weaver. April 1, 2019.
The Columbian. In Our View: Columbia River Treaty complex – but worth it. Columbian Editorial Board. March 27, 2019.
Flathead Beacon. Montanans to Treaty Negotiators: ‘Lincoln County needs to get a piece of the pie.’ Justin Franz. March 22, 2019.
Montana Public Radio. Kallispell meeting furthers Columbia River Treaty negotiations. Nick Mott. March 21, 2019.
Lewiston Tribune / Statesman Journal. Columbia River Treaty: What’s at stake during negotiation. Eric Barker. March 17, 2019.
Idaho Statesman. The Columbia River Treaty is set to expire soon. What does that mean for Idaho salmon? Eric Barker. March 12, 2019
Lewiston Tribune. The Columbia River Treaty is set to expire soon. What does that mean for Idaho salmon? Eric Barker. March 12, 2019.
Montana Public Radio. Montana Legislature Weighs-In On Columbia River Treaty Negotiations. Nicky Ouellet. March 11, 2019.
Montana Public Radio. Montana Legislature Weighs-In On Columbia River Treaty Negotiations. Nicky Ouellet. March 11, 2019.
East Kootenay News. Columbia River Treaty meeting in Invermere Dec. 5.
The Golden Star (Letter) Graeme Lee Rowlands. Exclusion of Indigenous voices puts salmon restoration in Columbia River at risk. Dec. 3, 2018.
East Kootenay News. MLA hosting Columbia River Treaty history event. Nov. 8, 2018.
Spokesman-Review. (Opinion) Graeme Lee Rowlands. Putting Columbia River salmon restoration at risk: including Indigenous voices in U.S.-Canada water agreement discussions would give the environment a leading role. Nov. 5, 2018.
National Observer. ‘A special place in hell’ and the Columbia River Treaty. Troy Sebastian. Oct 18, 2018.
Kootenay Mountain Culture. Dammed & Determined. Bob Keating. (undated)
TVW (go to 15:15). The Impact – Controversy over the salmon, orca and the lower Snake River dams. Sept 12, 2018.
Seattle Times (Opinion) D.R. Michel. Grieving orca is a wake-up call for the health of Columbia River Salmon. Sept 7, 2018.
Public News Service. Portland Town Hall: Chance to comment on Columbia River Treaty. Sept. 6, 2018.
Northwest Public Broadcasting. Groups again call on Columbia River Treaty negotiations to include Tribes. Emily Schwing. Sept 5, 2018.
News Release. Columbia River Treaty Negotiating Team out of step with Northwest Values. August 31, 2018.
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High Country News (Opinion) John Rosenberg. Orcas need more than sympathy and prayers. Will our citizens moster the political will needed to save killer whales and the chinook that sustain them? Aug. 21, 2018.
Nelson Star. U.S. payment to Canada a focus at Columbia River Treaty negotiations. Next session is in Portland in October. Bill Metcalfe. Aug. 17, 2018.
Nation Talk. Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty meetings in Nelson. August 16, 2018.
Washington Post. Update: Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey. Avi Selk. Aug. 12, 2018.
Nelson Star. Next round of Columbia River Treaty talks set for Nelson next week. Kootenay West MLA represents B.C. in meetings. Aug. 9, 2018.
Seattle Times. A mother orca’s dead calf and the grief felt around the world. Lynda Mapes. August 2, 2018.
OPB. Columbia River Treaty Negotiators ask for patience ahead of further talks. Tom Banse. July 30, 2018.
Spokesman-Review. Treaty negotiator: Canada could revisit salmon restoration to British Columbia spawning grounds. Becky Kramer. July 26, 2018.
TVW View: Pacific NorthWest Ectonomic Region 2018 Summit. July 25, 2018.
Columbia Basin Bulletin. Columbia River Treaty Negotiators Hear Views in Spokane Forum from both sides of Border. July 27, 2018.
New York Times. Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing. Jim Robbins. July 9, 2018.
Daily Astorian, reprinted from Capital Press. Columbia River talks center on keystone of region’s economy. Matthew Weaver. July 5, 2018.
Trail Times. (Letter) Katrine Conroy. Kootenay West MLA corrects Columbia River Treaty story. July 5, 2018.
Salmon Arm Observer. Columbia River Treaty renegotiation will impact Okanagan. Barry Gerding. June 29, 2018.
Golden Star. River treaty meeting discusses ecological concerns. Keri Sculland. June 28, 2018.
Arrow Lakes News. Concerns expressed at Columbia River Treaty meeting. Skye Cunningham. June 26, 2018.
Vancouver Sun. (Opinion) Kathryn Teneese, Wayne Christian & Stewart Phillip. Indigenous Nations must be included in the re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty. June 21, 2018.
Revelstoke Mountaineer. Columbia River Treaty negotiators stop in Revelstoke. Jake Sherman. June 20, 2018.
Boundary Creek Times. Columbia River Treaty meetings hear farmer’s plea. Ranchers say this is Canada’s last chance to restore their agricultural industry. Phil McLachlan. June 20, 2018.
Nelson Daily. Columbia Treaty River community meeting makes stop in Nelson. June 17, 2018.
Arrow Lakes News. First meeting of Columbia River Treaty talks went well, minister says. John Boivin. June 15, 2018.
Coast Mountain News. Talks to being with Trump administration on Columbia River Treaty renewal. Tom Fletcher. June 12, 2018.
Creston Valley Advance. B.C. to engage with residents on Columbia River Treaty negotiations. The Province will host a series of meetings this month to engage with and update communities about the recently launched negotiations on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. June 11, 2018.
Global News Canada. NDP wants to know if First Nations will be included in Columbia River Treaty negotiations. June 7, 2018.
The Fig Tree. Columbia River tribes in U.S., Canada seek representation for Treaty. June 2018.
Global News Radio. Simi Sara Show interviewing Eileen Delehanty Pearkes: What’s at stake in the Columbia River Treaty negotiations. June 6, 2018.
Osoyoos Times. (Letter). First Nations should be at table in Columbia River Treaty talks. Arnie Marchand. June 5, 2018.
Times-Colonist. (Opinion). Kaitlyn Vernon, Ken Farguharson: Kootenays require changes to Columbia River Treaty. June 3, 2018.
Idaho Statesman (Opinion). Marie Callaway Kellner: Renewing the Columbia River Treaty: A once-in-a-generation chance to address river health. June 3, 2018.
Spokesman-Review. Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treat talks. Becky Kramer. May 30, 2018.
OregonLive (Opinion). John DeVoe: Vanport Flood’s legacy in Columbia River dams. May 30, 2018.
My Columbian Basin. Columbia River Tribes Seek a Seat at the Table. May 30, 2018.
CBC News. Lack of Indigenous voices at Columbia River Treaty talks ‘total slap in the face’ Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs calls exclusion ‘act of treachery’ Bob Keating. May 28, 2018.
Associated Press. Talks to revise the Columbia River Treaty to begin Tuesday. Nicholas K. Geranios. May 28, 2018.
Nelson Star. First Nations excluded from Columbia River Treaty talks. Trevor Crawley. May 24, 2018.
Spokesman Review. Tribes and First Nations say they’re being excluded from Columbia River Treaty negotiations. Becky Kramer. May 24, 2018.
NW News Network. US, Canada to Reopen Renegotiations of Columbia River Treaty without Tribal Presence. Emily Schwing. May 23, 2018.
Seattle Times (Opinion). D.R. Michel: Columbia River treaty negotiations must include tribes, First Nations. May 13, 2018.
Wenatchee World. Mara Bohman: Modernizing the Columbia River treaty: No room at the table. May 4, 2018.
Spokesman-Review. Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say. Becky Kramer. May 2, 2018.
Revelstoke Review. First steps toward renegotation of Columbia River Treaty get underway in Spokane. Last week the U.S. State Department held a public forum on the subjkect in Spokane, Washington. Jake Sherman. April 29, 2018.
KUOW-FM (NPR). Northwest Tribes Noticeably Absent in Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations. Emily Schwing. April 26, 2018
The Spokesman-Review (Opinion). DR Michel: A modern Columbia River treaty needs to treat the Columbia as one river. April 24, 2018
The Spokesman-Review. Treaty Talk: Americans and Canadians discuss hopes for new Columbia River Treaty. Becky Kramer. April 24, 2018
Missoulian. As talks begin on new U.S.-Canada river treaty, salmon and native issues loom. Rob Chaney. April 24, 2018.
Missoulian. Columbia River Treaty watchers hope to right 50 years of wrongs. Rob Chaney. April 13, 2018.
Missoulian. (Opinion) Mathew McKinney: Shaping the future of the Columbia River Basin. April 1, 2018.
Seattle Times (Opinion) Columbia River Treaty talks offer hope for river, native peoples. John Rosenberg and LeeAnne Beres. January 7, 2018.
Oregonian (Opinion) Canada: Columbia River Treaty a boon to the U.S., but must benefit all. Brandon Lee. January 3, 2018.
Trail Times. Columbia River Treaty: What’s on the table? Since the 1960s much has changed: the climate, the value of hydro power, and U.S. irrigation needs. Bill Metcalfe. January 2, 2018.
Vancouver Columbian (Editorial), reprinted in Spokesman Review: Columbia River Treaty a test for Trump. December 31, 2017.
Bend Bulletin (Editorial): Columbia River treaty could use some changes. December 21, 2017
AP. U.S., Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River Treaty. Nicholas Geranios. December 16, 2017.
Lewiston Tribune. Audit: Port of Lewiston’s annual operating loss tops $134,000 Entity’s net position rose to $24.8 million in fiscal year 2017 Elaine Williams. December 14, 2017
KUOW. Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017. Katie Campbell. December 13, 2017.
Lewiston Tribune. Feds unveil key road map for salmon recovery. NOAA recommends focusing on habitat and hatcheries; dam breaching possible future strategy. Eric Barker. Lewiston Tribune. December 12, 2017.
Idaho Statesman. New plans for some threatened salmon will ‘not get us to recovery,’ feds say. Rocky Barker. December 12, 2017.
Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated in early 2018. Chelsea Novak. Revelstoke Review. December 12, 2017.
News Release: Conservation, fishing and faith groups applaud announcement that negotiations over the Columbia River Treaty will begin in 2018. December 11, 2017.
Columbia Basin Bulletin Briefs Filed In Appeals Court To Expedite Challenge To Increased Spill For Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead. December 8, 2017.
U.S. State Department. Modernizing the Columbia River Regime. December 7, 2017.
Northwest Public Radio. Options Get Narrowed For Future Of Snake, Columbia Dams And Salmon. Courtney Flatt. December 7, 2017.
Forbes. Columbia River Wild Salmon Runs Face Regulatory Hurdles, Political Indifference. Ronald Holden. December 6, 2017.
Judge floats idea of suspending work on 2018 BiOp for Salmon/Steelhead due to lack of completed EIS. Columbia Basin Bulletin. December 1, 2017.
Letter: Giving up fish for unneeded power. Linwood Laughy. Moscow-Pullman Daily News. November 20, 2017.
Orca whales need Chinook salmon, losing same. Joel Connelly. Seattle PI. November 3, 2017.
Federal agencies update Court on NEPA, EIS process for Columbia/Snake Salmon, Steelhead. Columbia Basin Bulletin. November 3, 2017.
Time to breach? Diminishing fish returns on the Snake-Columbia river systems are sparking renewed calls for taking out the dams. Eric Barker. Lewiston Tribune. October 22, 2017.
Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Oveturned By Congress. Cassandra Profita. OPB. October 16, 2017.
Editorial. If fish recovery is working, where are the fish? Marty Trillhaase. Lewiston Tribune. October 9, 2017.
5 Things we’ve learned about the Pacific Northwest’s endangered salmon. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. October 7, 2017.
Acidic oceans and warm rivers that kill Idaho’s salmon might be norm in 50 years. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. October 7, 2017.
These are the voices speaking for wild salmon, Northwest dams & nearby communities. Ali Rizvi. McClatchy. October 6, 2017.
Saving Salmon – Video Stories. Idaho Statesman, McClatchy. Undated.
Draft Annual Salmon Survival Study Considers Impacts Of Lower Snake Dam Breaching, More Spill. Columbia Basin Bulletin. October 6, 2017.
2017 Juvenile Salmon/Steelhead Survival In Snake/Columbia: Fish Take Hit In McNary To John Day Reach. Columbia Basin Bulletin. October 6, 2017.
Idaho Sockeye Run Second Worst In 10 Years But Good Conversion Rates From Lower Granite To Sawtooths. Columbia Basin Bulletin. September 29, 2017.
Evening of ‘story, reflection and discussion’ about Columbia River set for Thursday in Seattle. Seattle Times. September 27, 2017.
Idaho sockeye return second lowest in 10 years, but better than expected. Rich Landers. Spokesman-Review. September 26, 2017.
Dams seen driving ‘mass extinction’ of salmon. Jeremy P. Jacobs. E&E News. September 26, 2017
Guest Opinion. Don’t blame “the blob.” Even with good ocean conditions, salmon face hostile rivers. Tom Stuart. Idaho Statesman. September 23, 2017
New study offers way out of Hot Water & Salmon Crisis. Francine Kershaw & Giulia CS. Good Stefani. NRDC. September 22, 2017.
Gathering aims to give voice to often-unheard history. Sara Schilling. Tri-City Herald. September 14, 2017.
Local groups protest dams. Activists and tribe members say dams harm wild salmon. Rachel Sun. The Daily Evergreen (WSU). September 12, 2017.
Salmon advocates take to the water to call for dam breaching. Event draws hundreds of participants urging the removal of four lower Snake River dams. Eric Barker. Lewiston Tribune. September 10, 2017.
Touchstones Nelson to host group show, River Relations. Eight artists will explore the ecological and social impacts of dams on the Columbia River. Louis Bockner. Nelson Star. September 9, 2017.
Study says new river management would help economy and environment. Bryce Oates. The Daily Yonder. September 8, 2017.
Everything we’re doing to replace vanishing salmon might be killing them off faster. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. September 7, 2017.
River Talk: The Columbia River Treaty and the Free Trade of Water. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Nelson Daily. August 27 2017.
U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Christia Freeland meet in Washington D.C.. (Topics include Columbia River Treaty.) U.S. State Department. August 16, 2017. See also: Facebook posting, blog posting.
Steelhead struggling home in record low numbers. Lynda Mapes. Seattle Times. August 18, 2017.
NW Scientists make the case for spilling more water over dams. Cassandra Profita. OPB. August 16, 2017.
A salmon dispute is in the way of Idaho Power relicensing its 3 big Hells Canyon dams. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. August 15, 2017.
Guest Opinion. Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure. Josh Mills. Spokesman-Review. August 12, 2017.
News Release. 70 sportfishing and outdoor recreational businesses send Governor Kate Brown letter of appreciation for Oregon’s steady leadership to protect and restore healthy, fishable populations of endangered Columbia and Snake River Basin wild salmon and steelhead. Save Our wild Salmon. August 9, 2017.
A changing electrical grid may make Snake River dams expendable – and help save salmon. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. August 4, 2017.
Down the mighty Columbia River, where a power struggle looms. Kirk Johnson. New York Times. July 28, 2017.
Salmon, Tribal interests at stake in Columbia River Treaty update. Matt Weiser. Water Deeply. July 26, 2017.
Should Snake dams be removed? Here’s what first changed Statesman editorial board’s mind. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. July 20, 2017.
Decision be dammed. Samantha Wohlfeit. Inlander. July 13, 2017.
Opinion. A Damming Proposal: Congressional bill is not a good option. Eugene Register-Guard. July 12, 2017.
Endangered orcas are losing their unborn babies because they’re starving, study finds. Oceana. July 10, 2017.
Northwest salmon, the stuff of legends, still struggle to survive. Can we save them — and at what price? Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman. July 8, 2017.
More naturally flowing Columbia River would benefit region’s economy, tribes say. Becky Kramer. Spokesman-Review. July 7, 2017.
Video/article: Saving Salmon: Why these remarkable fish matter to the Northwest. Ali Rizvi and Sohail Al-Jamea/McClatchy – Idaho Statesman. July 7, 2017.
News Release. New study shows Columbia River Basin’s natural capital worth $198 billion annually. July 6, 2017.
Understanding and revitalizing the Columbia River Basin’s natural economic assets has been a key goal for Columbia Basin Tribes and residents. Further information about this report is available at the Upper Columbia United Tribes website.
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Opinion. Keeping Portland’s promise to salmon as the city grows. Edward Wolf. The Oregonian. July 6, 2017.
Northwest reps seek to block court order to protect Idaho salmon – Activists call legislation ‘death warrant’ for endangered fish. Tony Evans. Idaho Mountain Express. July 5, 2017.
Columbia River Treaty changed the Landscape. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Times Colonist. July 2, 2017.
Congresswoman backing legislation to revive 2014 proposal on fish, dams struck down by federal judge. Eric Barker. Lewiston Morning Tribune. July 1, 2017.
News Release. NW business and conservation leaders oppose legislation to overturn 2016 federal court decision and push imperiled wild salmon populations closer to extinction. Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. June 30, 2017.
A new study nails dearth of chinook salmon as the primary cause of the endangered resident orca whale’s failure to rebound. Lynda Mapes. Seattle Times. June 28, 2017.
Northwest U.S. House Members Urge Administration To Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty. Columbia Basin Bulletin, June 23, 2017
News Release: Northwest, British Columbia need to stand together to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. Conservation and Faith Groups respond to 7 NW MOCs. June 22, 2017.
Rossland students get to know their watershed. Rossland News. June 22, 2017.
Nelson mayor returns from Columbia River Treaty talks. Deb Kozak met with federal ministers during Ottawa trip. Will Johnson. Nelson Star. June 20, 2017.
Northwest Tribes celebrate Salmon in Kettle Falls. Doug Nadvornick. Spokane Public Radio. June 15, 2017.
Northwest tribes paddle for Columbia River reconnect. Trip to call attention to the salmon restoration effort. Jim Bailey. Trail Times. June 14, 2017.
Northwest Tribes to hold Salmon Ceremony in Kettle Falls. Doug Nadvornick. Northwest Public Radio. June 14, 2017.
West Coast senators join call for salmon disaster declaration. Saphara Harrell. The Umpqua Post. June 13, 2017.
Columbia Basin Kids get better acquainted with their Watersheds. Jeremy Sronka. Wildsight. June 11, 2017.
Progress silences Celilo Falls; stories keep its memory alive. Exhibit at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute explores history of lost tribal fishing grounds on the Columbia River. Tammy Malgesini. East Oregonian. June 9, 2017.
School of Fish – Release of 230,000 fry in recognition and celebration of Syilx peoples’ contined successful efforts to bring sockeye salmon back to the Okanagan. Vernon Morning Star. June 9, 2017.
Time Windows – Riverview Transitions. “Following on its heels was the Columbia River Treaty, which effectively dealt the final blow to what was still left of the Arrow Lakes fruit industry.” Walter Volovsek. Castlegar News. June 8, 2017.
Revelstoke B.C. hosts 4th annual One River – Ethics Matter conference. John Osborn. CELP. May 30, 2017.
Northwest tribes say Trump’s proposed budget would hurt salmon recovery. Molly Harbarger. The Oregonian/OregonLive.com May 25, 2017.
Revelstoke to host conference on Columbia River this weekend. Righting historic wrongs, advancing river stewardship during climate change is focus of the One River conference in Revelstoke this weekend that will explore issues related to hydro damming on the river. Revelstoke Mountaineer staff. Revelstoke Mountaineer. May 8, 2017.
Making a path for Columbia salmon. First Nations groups dream of creating safe passage for fish. Will Johnson. Nelson Star. May 5, 2017.
The Daily Bread: Women of Courage. “Lately, I have been blessed to have met strong women from First Nations and tribes pushing for the acceptance of aboriginal knowledge into the re-negotiations of the Columbia River Treaty between the U.S. and Canada, especially regarding fish restoration.” Peter Marbach. Hood River News. May 2, 2017.
Will salmon ever come back to the Columbia? For decades now salmon have been barred from their traditional Columbia River spawning grounds. Will Johnson. Nelson Star. April 27, 2017.
First Nations never consulted on international border pacts. Karl Hele. Saultstar.com. April 24, 2017.
Imagining the Columbia River. Revelstoke Arts Council. March 24, 2017.
CRITFC announces new executive director – The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has announced Jaime Pinkham as executive director. Eastern Oregonian. March 23, 2017.
Court orders more Spill over Columbia River Dams in 2018. Cassandra Profita. OPB/EarthFix. March 27, 2017.
Columbia River Treaty advocate seeks Montana audience. Rob Chaney. Missoulian. March 14, 2017.
What he lost. (6th in a series about the Columbia River Treaty) Nelson Star. March 10, 2017.
Where does the Columbia Basin Trust money go? (3rd in a series about the Columbia River Treaty) Will Johnson. Nelson Star. February 25, 2017.
Lawsuit seeks to keep Columbia and Snake Rivers cold for salmon. Jes Burns. OPB. Feb. 23, 2017.
A river worth a dam. A source of both inspiration and controversy for decades, the future of the Columbia River now hangs in the balance as the U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate a 53-year-old treaty on its use. Roy MacGregor. The Globe and Mail. January 27, 2017.
‘Connecting Past to Future’: Tribal liaison Paul Lumley speaks about issues, crises facing tribes along the river. Hood River News. January 13, 2017.
Kootenay mayors urge ‘strong stand’ on Columbia River Treaty. Deb Kozak and Karen Hamling traveled 3,866 kilometers to meet Ottawa ministers. Will Johnson. Nelson Star. December 22, 2016.
Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation wants to get its ecological message out. Anna Webb. Idaho Statesman. December 16, 2016.
Nelson author: ‘Can we stop thinking of the river as a villain?’ Will Johnson. Nelson Star. November 7, 2016.
Federal Agencies examining Columbia River dam operations. Public meetings held in western Montana in wake of Judge’s ruling that dams have negative impacts on salmon and steelhead. Justin Franz. Flathead Beacon. October 31, 2016.
Cantwell: U.S. ready to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty. Annette Cary. Tri-City Herald. October 7, 2016.
Washington’s Big Dam Climate Nightmare. Scientists have identified man-made reservoirs as a huge source of heat-trapping methane. Will it be the last straw for Washington’s controversial dams? Brett Cihon. SeattleWeekly. October 5, 2016.
Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, group says. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. August 15, 2016.
Northwest Lawmakers Push to Update Columbia River Treaty. Dan Wheat. Capital Press. August 13, 2016.
Cantwell, Canadian Ambassador meet to discuss Columbia River Treaty ahead of North American Summit. Columbia Basin Bulletin. June 24, 2016.
Historic canoe journey concludes. Cary Rosenbaum. Tribal Tribune. June 23, 2016.
Cantwell, Canadian ambassador discuss Columbia River Treaty. Tri-City Herald. June 23, 2016.
Remembering Virgil Seymour – Sinixt Leader (1958 – 2016). John Osborn. Center for Environmental Law & Policy. June 29, 2016.
Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. June 18, 2016.
Virgil Seymour: The passing of a true diplomat. Laura Stovel. The Revelstoke Current. June 15, 2016.
ANCESTRAL WATERS: Historic Salmon Journey begins on Columbia River. Cary Rosenbaum. Tribal Tribune. June 14, 2016.
Paddlers from the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Colville tribes meet at confluence. Staff reports. The Spokesman-Review. June 13, 2016.
River Talks – Stirring the waters of the Columbia River Treaty. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. The Nelson Daily. June 12, 2016.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe members begin 100-plus mile journey in dugout canoe. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. June 7, 2016.
Editorial: Columbia River Treaty works, but needs thoughtful updating. Seattle Times. May 19, 2016.
Judge: failed salmon restoration has cost billions. Daniel Jack Chasan. Crosscut. May 17, 2016.
Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. April 18, 2016.
Pat Ford: Tribal leadership is good for Idaho. Opinion. The Idaho Statesman. March 7, 2016.
CELP joins 50 organizations in letter to policymakers on Columbia River Treaty. CELP. February 25, 2016.
Committee discusses restoration of Salmon runs above Grand Coulee dam. Steve Jackson. Spokane Public Radio. February 3, 2016.
Can the Columbia River Treaty call salmon home? Nelson Star. January 7, 2016.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe carves canoe from ancient cedar log. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. January 5, 2016.
March 14 BSU Conference looks at Ethics, Hells Canyon Dams & Columbia River Treaty. Ken Miller. Snake River Alliance. March 10, 2016.
Cantwell says Trudeau agreeable to Columbia River talks. Annette Cary. Tri-City Herald. March 10, 2016.
News Release: Boise conference on Ethics, Hells Canyon dams, and the Columbia River Treaty. March 14, 2016.
Bishop Skylstad among those honored on Columbia River pastoral Letter anniversary. Catholic Diocese of Spokane. March 2016.
News Release: New Treaty film released – Portland: One River – Ethics Matter. CELP. February 11, 2016.
Forced release of water to the U.S. meant more power generation. Larry Pynn. Vancouver Sun. January 13, 2016.
The Columbia River Treaty and Idaho. Mary Beth Whitaker. ICL. October 19, 2015.
Osoyoos-based Columbia River Treaty workshop highlights Okanagan impacts. Steve Arstad. Info Tel News Ltd. October 15, 2015.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes: Americans learn about local Columbia River Treaty story. “What is the value of our region’s abundant water, and who profits from its use?” Nelson Star. August 13, 2015.
B.C. residents push for more-stable reservoir levels as Columbia River Treaty is renegotiated. Becky Kramer. Spokesman-Review. August 9, 2015.
Editorial. Sockeye troubles highlight need for unified watershed management. Goal should be overall watershed functionality during rapid climate change. East Oregonian. August 4, 2015.
Pat Ford: Dead salmon, climate change, and Northwest dams. Operation of the dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers must change to restore salmon and steelhead runs. Opinion. Seattle Times. August 2, 2015.
Biologists: Warm water killing Sockeye Salmon in Columbia River System. Associated Press. July 27, 2015.
Water worries rising for businesses in B.C. Idled dams, reduced harvest and curtailed salmon fishing some of the fallout if hot, dry weather continues. Jen St. Denis. Business Vancouver. June 23, 2015.
Snowpack drought has salmon dying in overheated rivers. Hal Bernton. The Seattle Times. July 25, 2015.
Bishop William S. Skylstad: Pope’s letter on environment a call for change. The Spokesman-Review. June 21, 2015.
State Department: Columbia River Treaty negotiating position to include ‘Ecosystem-based Function’. Columbia Basin Bulletin. June 12, 2015.
News release: Lutheran, Episcopal leaders ask for modernization of Columbia River Treaty. ELCA. June 12, 2015.
US plans to focus on environment in Columbia River talks. Rob Hotakainen. Seattle Times. June 11, 2015.
Salmon Ceremonies coming to Grand Forks June 22. The Boundary Sentinel. June 15, 2015.
State Department: Columbia River Treaty negotiating position to include ‘Ecosystem-based Function’. Columbia Basin Bulletin. June 12, 2015.
News release: Religious leaders call on USA and Canada to modernize the Columbia River Treaty based on Ethical Principles. June 11, 2015.
News Release: State Department to include Ecosystem Function in Columbia River Treaty. June 4, 2015.
A million m3 for better rec and habitat at Kinbasket. Korie Marshall. Rocky Mountain Goat. May 16, 2015.
NW Congressional Delegration urges Obama to initiate negotiations on Columbia River Treaty. Columbia Basin Bulletin. April 17, 2015.
Panel examines Columbia River Treaty renegotiation. The Fig Tree. March, 2015.
Concern for flagging Kootenay Lake fishery draws big crowd. Suzy Hamilton. Nelson Daily. February 24, 2015.
New documentary: Salmon awareness voyage up the Columbia River. New documentary follows 2013 canoe voyage of Columbia River from sea to source to raise awareness of salmon restoration push to the Columbia. Aaron Orlando. Revelstoke Mountaineer. February 20, 2015.
Upriver: Sea to Source for Salmon on the Columbia River. New video highlights 1,240-mile upstream canoe expedition to expose plight of salmon. Conor Mihell. Canoe & Kayak. February 19, 2015.
Could Salmon be reintroduced above Grand Coulee dam? Tom Banse. NW News Network. January 28, 2015.
Upper Columbia tribes seek to restore river’s salmon runs. Becky Kramer. The Spokesman-Review. January 27, 2015.
Opinion: Columbia River Treaty has been good for both sides. Vaughn Palmer. Vancouver Sun. October 24, 2014.
“Salmon cannon” has fish flying upstream. CBS News. October 16, 2014.
Salmon people pray for sacred fish to return to historic home – Northwest tribes urge US and Canada to revise Columbia River Treaty to allow safe passage for salmon crossing dams. Kevin Taylor. AlJazeera America. October 5, 2014.
Tribes, religious leaders call for Columbia River Treaty updates. Kate Prengaman. Yakima Herald-Republic. October 1, 2014.
Hugh Keenleyside – more than just a storage dam. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Castlegar Source. September 28, 2014.
News Release. Religious & Indigenous leaders: Canada, United States need to modernize Columbia River Treaty. President Obama & Prime Minister Harper urged to right historic wrongs & advance water stewardship. Sierra Club. September 23, 2014.
Columbia River Treaty reaches age 50 this week; British Columbia, U.S. considering future options. Columbia Basin Bulletin. September 19, 2014.
First Nations alliance launches court challenge of B.C. Treaty process. Overlapping land claims at centre of lawsuit questioning the legality of the B.C. treaty process. CBC News. August 12, 2014.
Tribes Urge U.S., Canada to Update Columbia River Treaty. Steve Jackson (KPBX). KNKX. August 8, 2014.
A connecting ritual. Kirby Neumann-Rea. Hood River News. August 5, 2014.
Native American tribes hold vigils for Columbia River salmon. Associated Press. August 4, 2014.
Residents, Cowlitz Tribe pray for return to natural salmon runs. Shari Phiel. The Daily News. August 3, 2014.
It takes a community: Despite the odds, Okanagan salmon is back. Joanne Sasvari. Vancouver Sun. July 29, 2014.
What would it take to get Salmon back above Grand Coulee dam? Becky Kramer. Spokesman-Review (reposted, Twin Falls Times News) . July 27, 2014.
Leaders document damage by dams to Columbia River. The Fig Tree. June 14, 2014.
Restoring First Foods to the Columbia River Basin. Michelle Tolson. The Somen’s International Perspective. June 12, 2014.
Salmon en route – the Columbia River Treaty. Canada and the United States faces tough negotiations. The Economist. June 6, 2014.
Declaration seeks inclusion of tribes in updated Columbia River Treaty. Spokesman-Review. May 20, 2014.
Letter: BC Wildlife Federation slams BC Hydro’s management of Arrow Lakes fish populations. The Nelson Daily. May 14, 2014.
News Release: Religious, Tribal leaders to examine epic dam losses, Columbia River Treaty reform. 7 faith, conservation organizations. May 5, 2014.
Leaders document damage by dams to Columbia River. The Fig Tree. May 2014.
Tribes optimistic about returning Salmon to Upper Columbia Basin. Tom Banse. Boise State Public Radio. April 24, 2014.
British Columbia Announces Decision To Continue Columbia River Treaty While Seeking ‘Improvements.’ Columbia Basin Bulletin. March 21, 2014.
BC wants Columbia River Treaty renewed, with 14 tweaks. CBC News. March 14, 2014.
15 Basin Tribes, Canadian First Nations Issue Report On Restoring Upper Columbia Salmon Passage. Columbia Basin Bulletin. February 28, 2014.
USGS release watershed maps that cross U.S.-Canada border. Rob Chaney. Missoulian. February 27, 2014.
Feds’ latest Columbia River plan: Play me an old-fashioned melody. Daniel Jack Chasan. Crosscut. January 27, 2014.
Future of the Columbia River Treaty. Local governments submit their current recommendations to the provincial and federal governments. Nelson Star. January 7, 2014.
Positions emerge ahead of 2014 Columbia River Treaty deadline. U.S. stakeholders seek to elevate ecosystem function to new pillar of treaty. Aaron Orlando. Arrow Lakes News. December 27, 2013.
Final Recommendations For Revising Columbia River Treaty With Canada Sent To State Department. Columbia Basin Bulletin. December 20, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty hearing set in Pasco Monday. Rich Landers. Spokesman-Review. December 6, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty Prompts Discussion Of Restoring Salmon Passage To Canadian Headwaters. Columbia Basin Bulletin. November 27, 2013.
U.S., Canada clash over Columbia River Treaty agendas. Becky Kramer. Spokesman Review. November 20, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty: Review of landmark deal could have big implications for county. Eric Florip. Columbian. November 9, 2013.
News Release: Senate panel chaired by Ron Wyden to hear about modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. 5 conservation groups. November 7, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty Negotiations Will Impact Libby Dam Operations, Reservoir Drafting/Refill. Columbia Basin Bulletin. November 1, 2013.
News release: Northwest, British Columbia need to pull together to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. October 28, 2013.
John Osborn, Suzanne Skinner: Include salmon, climate provisions in river treaty. Opinion. Spokesman-Review. October 27, 2013.
Canoeing salmon advocates near source of Columbia River. Rich Landers, Outdoors Blog. Spokesman-Review. October 24, 2013.
B.C. Releases Draft Columbia River Treaty Recommendations, Wants Full Accounting Of U.S. Benefits. Columbia Basin Bulletin. October 18, 2013.
With water treaty to be revisted, future of Columbia River up for debate. Mark Hume and Justine Hunter. Globe and Mail. September 28, 2013.
U.S. Releases Draft Recommendations For ‘Modernizing’ Columbia River Treaty. Columbia Basin Bulletin. September 27, 2013.
Columbia River canoe trips unite students, heritage. Becky Kramer. Spokesman-Review. September 17, 2013.
Canoe journey spotlights plight of Columbia salmon. Rich Landers, Outdoors Blog. Spokesman-Review. September 8, 2013.
CRT: 18 Conservation Groups ask for Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Passage. Rachael Paschal Osborn. Naiads. August 30, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty Future Stirs Conflicts – and Possibilities. Mark Ohrenschall. NW Fishletter. August 22, 2013.
Environmentalists Say Columbia River Treaty Needs To Expand To Include ‘Ecosystem-Based Functions.’ Columbia Basin Bulletin. August 16, 2013
News Release. Make Salmon and River Health a priority in the Columbia River Treaty. Sierra Club. August 12, 2013.
Utilities Group Expresses Concern With Columbia River Treaty Draft Recommendations, Process, Scope. Columbia Basin Bulletin. August 9, 2013.
News Release. U.S. withholds Treaty environmental analysis from public. New blog covers Columbia River Treaty developments. Columbia Institute for Water Policy. August 7, 2013.
Paul Lumley: To manage the Columbia River, we need a new treaty for a new era. Opinion. Oregonian. May 4, 2013.
Salmon – will Feds ever get their dam act together? Daniel Jack Chasan. Crosscut. April 23, 2013.
Columbia River Treaty between U.S. and Canada under intense review. Scott Learn. The Oregonian. April 15, 2013.
Climate factors into Columbia River Treaty talks. Columbian. March 17, 2013.
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Guest Opinion. We can end the Columbia basin salmon wars now by balancing energy, conservation. Gov. John Kitzhaber. The Oregonian. September 22, 2012.
News Release. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation tries to preempt Columbia River Treaty renegotiation. New plan would take more water from the Columbia River for federally subsidized irrigation. CELP, Sierra Club. August 31, 2012.
News Release: US, Canada preparing to change the Columbia River Treaty. Basin residents encouraged to attend public meetings, learn what’s at stake. CELP. June 20, 2012.
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet. PBS. May 23, 2012.
Judge Redden on Saving Salmon: Tear Down Those Dams. Aaron Kunz, David Steves. EarthFix. April 25, 2012.
Sinixt in Vancouver Courts: “Extinct” nation defends traditional territory. Gord Hill. The Dominion. February 23, 2011.
Efforts to save salmon may be undone by climate change. Rocky Barker. Phys.org. May 12, 2009.
Bishops host pastoral letter river tour. Jon Reddy. Catholic Sentinel. July 12, 2002.
Bishops seek Environmental Salvation for Columbia River. LA Times (from Associated Press). February 22, 2001.
3-part Editorial: Tear down these Snake river dams. A natural river saves fish and money. Idaho Statesman. July 20, 1997.