Salmon River

Northwest Rivers Initiative
6:12 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Salmon the Focus of Northwest Rivers Initiative

The Yankee Fork Dredge is now a museum that thousands of visitors walk through each year.
Credit Photo by Aaron Kunz / EarthFix

Dams, agriculture, urban development -- they’ve all contributed to the loss of quality habitat for Northwest salmon. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz recently visited an Idaho river where a historic gold mine has left problems behind for salmon and steelhead. Here’s his report on what’s being done to clean things up.

The Salmon River is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The mountains, clean water and abundant fish and wildlife have attracted hundreds of people like Jerry Meyers, who calls this place home.

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Idaho Gold Miner
6:34 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Idaho Miner Says He's Not Intersted In Salmon River

This section of the Salmon River was where Mike Conklin of Grangeville had intended to dredge for gold.
Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz

A gold miner who got the go-ahead to dredge a half mile section of the Salmon River in Idaho may be calling it quits.

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Idaho Mining Approved
6:15 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Idaho Land Board Approves Mining Lease

Idaho salmon river mining.
Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz

The Idaho Land Board signed off Tuesday on a lease that would allow a gold miner along the Salmon River to exclusively mine for gold.

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