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$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs
October 3, 2016


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 cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Workshops to discuss Columbia Basin water forecast
June 6, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Below-Wanapum-Dam-webPULLMAN, 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 Columbia River.

Extinct salmon spawn art, conservation fair, lecture
September 28, 2010

                                                                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 represented a male and female spawning couple of one of 61 extinct salmon or trout populations that once thrived in the Columbia River system. A selection of the paintings will be on display Oct. 6-Dec. 16 in the Administration building gallery.


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Ethnobiologist to discuss Mid-Columbia Indians
November 2, 2006

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 to be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Washington State University Vancouver Multimedia Classroom building, room 22.Hunn is an ethnobiologist and professor of anthropology at University of Washington. He has also been involved in contract research for the U.S. National Park Service on subsistence issues in … » More …