Hatcheries: Helpful or Harmful?

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Bianca T. Esposito is a senior at Syracuse University studying Biology and minoring in Economics. Her research focuses primarily on how watershed degradation affects biodiversity. Figure 1. Salmon utilizing a manmade fish ladder to bypass a dam in their quest for migration. … Continue reading Hatcheries: Helpful or Harmful?

Wild and Scenic River: Snake River

On December 1, 1975 the Snake River in Oregon was added to the Wild and Scenic River System. 32.5 miles of the river are designated as Wild; and 34.4 miles as Scenic. In addition, the Snake River Headwaters in Wyoming is also in the Wild and Scenic River System. 236.9 miles of the Snake River … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Snake River

Let Salmon Migrate Up the Snake River Again

Fish ladder in a Columbia River Dam. Alison Jones/NWNL By Alison Jones, NWNL Executive Director Mitigation against impacts on salmon populations by the Columbia/Snake River dams has been deemed insufficient.  Thus, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) has asked the US Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA and the Bureau of Reclamation to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for breaching, bypassing, … Continue reading Let Salmon Migrate Up the Snake River Again

Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?

Since the release of the movie "DamNation" over a year ago, over 72 dams have been removed and over 730 miles of rivers were restored across the United States according to the non-profit conservation organization American Rivers. In January of this year, the producers of the movie met with members of Congress and White House … Continue reading Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?

Behind the wheel

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse!

US: Washington, horse and barn Wishing all watersheds enough rain and snow to recharge their rivers and fields! Hopefully this new year will bring more efficient irrigation technologies and more drought tolerant crops being planted, because agriculture consumes 75-80% of clean fresh water on this planet. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

at the confluence

The travel theme this week on Ailsa's blog is: Connections. NWNL decided to join in (pun intended)! These are expedition images of river confluences. Click on photos for detail and caption info. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director