Columbia River Basin

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant […]

Workshops to discuss Columbia Basin water forecast

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Changing climate will affect availability and demand for water in Washington’s Columbia River Basin and influence how water will be managed over the next 20 years, according to a new report being prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of […]

Extinct salmon spawn art, conservation fair, lecture

                                                                Paintings by Eileen Klatt   VANCOUVER – The extinct salmon and trout of the Columbia River Basin are the catalyst for an art exhibit, conservation fair and lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the WSU Vancouver Administration building.   In 2009, Idaho artist Eileen Klatt completed a series of life-sized paintings. Each […]

Ethnobiologist to discuss Mid-Columbia Indians

VANCOUVER – The Sahaptin-speaking Indian people of the Columbia River Basin were hunters and gatherers who survived by virtue of a detailed, encyclopedic knowledge of their environment. Eugene Hunn examines their ethnobiology and cultural ecology in his book, “Nch’I-Wána, the Big River: Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land,” and in a lecture on the same topic […]