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Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater
February 12, 2018

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways.

Saving salmon in the wild – is chum the king?
August 16, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Chum rule. In the same toxic stormwater brew that killed coho salmon in less than three hours, their chum cousins did just fine.

Earliest evidence of ancient N. American salmon fishing
September 21, 2015

chum-salmon-illustration-from-Wikipedia-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Alaska and Washington state have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Free recipes featured in Colville tribal calendar
April 14, 2011


Salmon soup with wapato
and cattail shoots 



12 wapato roots, camas or small new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

6-8 cattail shoots or asparagus, trimmed of woody exterior and sliced

6 green onions, or 8-10 wild onions

4 cups of water

5 juniper berries

1 pound of salmon steak


What is wapato



1. Place wapato roots, cattails, onions, water and juniper berries in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.

2. Decrease heat to medium and simmer … » More …

When 1 + 1 equals 100
March 6, 2009


Garden-variety pesticides add up to more than the sum of their parts when it comes to attacking the nervous systems of salmon, a newly published study finds.


Scientists at WSU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service analyzed combinations of various pesticides to learn how they would affect juvenile salmon. Previous studies have tested pesticides individually to establish levels lethal to fish.


“We need to design new research that takes into effect the real-world situation where pesticides almost always coincide with other pesticides,” co-author Nathaniel Scholz, a research zoologist at the NOAA … » More …