Environment

Environment

'Salmon cannon' gives fish a much-needed boost over dams

The Whooshh Fish Transport System, also known as the "salmon cannon," gives fish a much-needed boost over dams so they can swim upstream to spawn. Research has shown no significant differences in injury rates, immune response, stress response, or gamete viability between fish using Whooshh's system versus trap and haul.

Environment

Boise salmon and dam issues

More than 300 people came to comment on Columbia and Snake river dam operations that a judge said needed to be fixed to save endangered Idaho salmon. Electric customers to wheat farmers and salmon anglers were there.

Fires

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab

The U.S. Forest Service took people on a tour to show what it's doing on the land after the 200,000 acre Pioneer Fire burned through the Boise National Forest.(Rocky Barker)

Videos

Outgoing U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell offers advice for successor

United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell offers advice for Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Trump nominee in line to replace her, during a conversation with the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board Jan. 3, 2017.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Outgoing U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell offers advice for successor 4:09

Outgoing U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell offers advice for successor

Old Faithful erupts on the first day of winter 0:51

Old Faithful erupts on the first day of winter

Boise salmon and dam issues 2:40

Boise salmon and dam issues

'Salmon cannon' gives fish a much-needed boost over dams 0:58

'Salmon cannon' gives fish a much-needed boost over dams