salmon recovery http://www.kplu.org en Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed http://www.kplu.org/post/partnership-aims-improve-green-duwamish-river-watershed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local watershed is the first in the Northwest to participate in a federal program that aims to connect people with their waterways.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of today, the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.urbanwaters.gov/pdf/GreenDuwamishBackground.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Green&nbsp;River-Duwamish&nbsp;watershed</a>&nbsp;is a part of t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.urbanwaters.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Urban Waters Federal Partnership</a>, which focuses on revitalizing urban waterways.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Formed in 2011, the federal group aims</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to unify and direct the efforts of 13 federal agencies working to improve water quality.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9888 at http://www.kplu.org Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed County commissioners call for mediation in Skagit Valley water fight http://www.kplu.org/post/county-commissioners-call-mediation-skagit-valley-water-fight <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In Skagit County, a decades-old fight over water rights has come to a</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">head. </span></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7082 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Hatchery fish can succeed if bred from wild http://www.kplu.org/post/study-hatchery-fish-can-succeed-if-bred-wild <p></p><p>GRANTS PASS, Ore. – New research has found that a hatchery using wild salmon to spawn the next generation can help rebuild endangered salmon runs without passing on genetic problems that threaten future generations.</p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:13:21 +0000 The Associated Press 6551 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Hatchery fish can succeed if bred from wild New voices in debate over Northwest coal export terminals http://www.kplu.org/post/new-voices-debate-over-northwest-coal-export-terminals <p>More voices are chiming in on the debate over proposed coal terminals in the Northwest. A <a href="http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2012/07-31-12-US-Coal-Industry-Export-Plans-Carries-Heavy-Risk-for-Northwest-Communities-and-Nation.aspx">new report</a> adds sports fishermen and tribes to the opposition. It comes less than a week after proponents launched <a href="http://createnwjobs.com/">a campaign</a> touting the benefits coal exports could bring.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5819 at http://www.kplu.org New voices in debate over Northwest coal export terminals Feds say 3 pesticides harmful to salmon http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-say-3-pesticides-harmful-salmon <p>A draft federal evaluation has found that three more common pesticides used on home lawns and agricultural crops jeopardize the survival of West Coast salmon.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 23:59:48 +0000 The Associated Press 4694 at http://www.kplu.org Pacific fishermen prepare for big salmon season http://www.kplu.org/post/pacific-fishermen-prepare-big-salmon-season <p>SAN FRANCISCO &mdash; Federal regulators will allow plenty of opportunity for fishermen to troll for Pacific Coast salmon as biologists forecast a dramatic rebound in populations of the prized fish.</p><p>The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved salmon seasons that provide ample fishing time for commercial and recreational anglers in California, Oregon and Washington.</p><div><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:33:25 +0000 The Associated Press 4682 at http://www.kplu.org Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants http://www.kplu.org/post/pierce-county-biggest-winner-land-recovery-grants <p>Getting diverse governments to cooperate is more art than science.</p><p>And there&rsquo;s a project in Pierce County that is being honored with something called a &ldquo;surf board award.&rdquo;</p><p>It&rsquo;s for meeting the difficult challenge of protecting <a href="http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ESA-Salmon-Listings/Salmon-Populations/Chinook/Index.cfm">endangered Chinook salmon</a>, which were listed on the endangered species act more than a decade ago. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:25:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3479 at http://www.kplu.org Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down http://www.kplu.org/post/condit-dam-southwest-washington-coming-down <p>VANCOUVER, Wash. &ndash; Work is under way to remove the Condit Dam in southwest Washington and restore salmon and steelhead habitat on the White Salmon River.</p><p>The 125-foot tall dam was built in 1913 about three miles from the Columbia River.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:23:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2356 at http://www.kplu.org Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down