IRU & NGOs to stay in litigation for LSDRs

A lone steelhead jumps at Dagger Falls on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Photo credit: Neil Ever Osborne Conservation organizations and fishing groups, including IRU, have joined the State of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe, and the United States in securing a...
“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.