Poll reveals overwhelming support for Hells Canyon and salmon restoration

Boise — Nearly 8 of 10 voters who live in the Idaho Power service area think the company should be held responsible for restoring the ecological health of Hells Canyon, according to an independent poll released today.

In addition, 71% of the people polled believe salmon restoration — both upstream and downstream of Hells Canyon Dam — should be required in any new federal license for the company' s three-dam Hells Canyon Dam complex.


Groups Sue Over North Umpqua License

Roseburg, OR-- Seven conservation groups today sued the federal government for issuing an environmentally damaging hydropower license for a hydroelectric project on the North Umpqua River. For more than 50 years, the North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project has harmed species and habitat within the North Umpqua River basin and on Umpqua National Forest lands.


Hatchery Policy to Determine Future of Wild Salmon Runs

You may have seen our billboards up in Sacramento (on I-80 East near Leisuretown), Seattle (corner of 4th and Cherry), and Portland (corner of Burnside and NW 22nd).

Whether or not you've seen the billboards, you should visit the Why Wild website to learn:

  • Why wild salmon are special and important
  • Why a proposed federal hatchery policy does not protect wild salmon
  • What you can to restore protections to wild salmon.

A recent press release: