LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

     The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled on 27 June, 2016 in United States, et al. v State of Washington 13-35474, 2:01-sp-00001-RSM; 2:70-cv-09213-RSM, that Washington State must more quickly repair hundreds of road culverts blocking salmon migration, affirming a 2013 lower court decision. The Ninth Circuit ruled that Salmon passage through these … Continue reading LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

California Drought “Relief” Bills Threaten Salmon

West Coast salmon are in a critical state due to loss of habitat, unsustainable diversions, and perhaps most pressingly, California’s unprecedented drought. Indeed, the entire state is in crisis as California’s massive population and industries come to terms with natural resource shortages. In response, Congress is dealing with bills that purport to “relieve” the impacts … Continue reading California Drought “Relief” Bills Threaten Salmon