Southern Resident Orca Task Force

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Columbia River System Operations
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News and Views since 1999

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The Mission

Our mission is to facilitate an open and honest dialogue concerning the plight of Idaho's wild Salmon and Steelhead.

The fate of these fish will largely be determined by government agencies and the authorizations and funding that they receive from Congress.

It is hoped that the growing library of news & reports will assist the public and these decision-makers in making well-informed choices regarding the recovery of Idaho's anadromous fish.


Landsat satellite imagery of Idaho's Salmon River watershed from 1985-2020 reveals deforestation, likely due to the decline of salmon.

Boise is in bottom left, Grangeville is top left.
Salmon River zigzags right to left in top third,
with tributaries of South Fork, Middle Fork,
Main Fork and East Fork coming from below.