“High” salmon returns in 2022 are not a sign of true, sustainable numbers

“High” salmon returns in 2022 are not a sign of true, sustainable numbers

This year is being pointed to as a banner year for salmon and steelhead returning to Idaho. Politicians and news outlets have been sharing the big bump in numbers in 2022, implying that it is a harbinger of good years ahead and a sign of salmon populations recovering, even though the Lower Snake River Dams remain in place.
However, the long-term reality for salmon runs remains one of steep decline towards extinction and dispels any meaning derived from recent short-term increases in return numbers.

River, interrupted

River, interrupted

This article was published on Southern Science. Click here to see the article on Southern Science. RIVER, INTERRUPTED Study could restore fish migration path from Gulf to Cahaba River by Sydney Cromwell The 318-mile-long Alabama River is a highway for fish that...
Five Things You Should Know About California’s Drought

Five Things You Should Know About California’s Drought

1.     With typically arid springs and summers, droughts are normal in California… but not at this intensity: Climate change is intensifying drought across the state, which puts the state in a precarious position that compromises water supplies for drinking and...
White House releases new reports on salmon recovery

White House releases new reports on salmon recovery

Map graphic courtesy of NOAA Fisheries Report The White House, along with four federal agencies, announced the availability of two reports today that focus on rebuilding Columbia Basin salmon populations and Lower Snake River dams (LSRD) power replacement. The reports...