About the Columbia Basin Bulletin

Since 1998, The Columbia Basin Bulletin has kept readers informed about significant developments related to salmon and steelhead recovery and other important Columbia/Snake River Basin fish and wildlife issues.

For 20 years, the Columbia Basin Bulletin served as a stakeholder information tool supported with Bonneville Power Administration fish and wildlife funds through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Regional Fish and Wildlife Program.

Since the termination of that funding in 2018, the Columbia Basin Bulletin has been 100% subscriber-supported. We encourage anyone who is concerned about the health of the Columbia and Snake River watersheds and associated fish, wildlife and environmental issues to subscribe and support us in our mission.

We believe it is important stakeholders continue to have access to complete, fair and independent news coverage of the key developments in fish and wildlife policymaking, litigation, research, river operations, harvest management, fish passage, habitat restoration and much more.

We urge you to consider becoming a Columbia Basin Bulletin Member. Your membership will allow us to continue reporting the important details of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery and other fish and wildlife issues, and maintain the historical record through the Columbia Basin Bulletin Archives.

The E-Mail Newsletter:

The Columbia Basin Bulletin offers a free newsletter, delivered by e-mail to subscribers interested in timely, straightforward, complete news about Basin fish and wildlife issues. The newsletter will keep you posted on the important stories published on the website. If not already a subscriber, please consider signing up with the sign up box on the home page.

The CBB Website:

The Columbia Basin Bulletin website offers continuous postings of key news and information about Columbia/Snake River Basin fish and wildlife issues, along with complete Archives reaching back to 1998. The Columbia Basin Bulletin Archive is the most complete news record and background of Columbia/Snake River Basin salmon recovery and other Basin natural resource issues available anywhere.

The Columbia Basin Bulletin is published independently by AA Progressive, LLC, headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

Managing Editor

Bill Crampton

Bill Crampton, owner of Intermountain Communications, founded the Columbia Basin Bulletin in 1998, and continues to serve as managing editor.

Crampton has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in history from Washington State University. He worked for 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Alaska and the Northwest. Crampton launched Intermountain Communications in 1997 as a professional writing and information services company specializing in natural resource issues.

Crampton is located in Bend, OR and can be reached at [email protected].


Mike O’Bryant, Senior Reporter

Mike O’Bryant has been senior reporter for the Columbia Basin Bulletin for over 10 years and has written and reported on energy, the environment and fish and wildlife issues for over 30 years. O’Bryant has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in American literature from Portland State University. He can be reached at [email protected].