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Tribal, federal leaders cheer Klamath River dam removals

Dec. 08, 2022 16:01 PM EST

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Tribal, state and federal officials on Thursday cheered a plan for the largest dam removal in U.S. history along the Klamath River near the California-Oregon line as a major step toward restoring a once-thriving watershed that tribal communities have long relied on. ...

EPA proposes restrictions to block proposed Alaska mine

Dec. 01, 2022 20:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. A statement from the regional EPA office...

Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

Nov. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz issued an executive order banning the aquaculture method, which involves raising fish in large floating pens...

'Momentous:' US advances largest dam demolition in history

Nov. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it goes forward. The Federal Energy...

US, Trout Unlimited eye stream restoration on forest lands

Nov. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon. The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday...

Washington won't renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Nov. 14, 2022 18:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound. Department officials said Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to finish steelhead farming and start...