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Shauna Stephenson

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    French onion soup fit for a Yeti

     Makes 2 to 3 “to go” mugs.  4 to 6 yellow onions 1-½ tbsp salt plus more for seasoning to taste 2 tbsp butter 4 cups water ¼ cup sherry ¼ cup red wine 1 cup flaked or shredded cheese such as Gruyere, Emmentaler, Parmesan or Fontina 2-3 slices stale bread  If preparing over campfire, build up sufficient coals to last about…

  • Featured

    Restoring the Lower Snake

    The final sign-off of a plan that would maintain the status quo for the Lower Snake River was no surprise last week. However, a letter from the Nez Perce Tribe declining a memorandum of understanding between the tribe, the Bonneville Power Administration, Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation reminded us what strong leadership…

  • Featured

    Are we raising the conservation generation?

    These days, I have a habit of starting my morning with too much coffee and a big fat bucket of guilt. The mornings start with Rooster mistaking the kitchen light for the sun, unhappy dogs whining in their crates, a growing pile of unfinished third-grade homework, a to-do list with a pathetic one or two…

  • Community

    Interview with Richard Louv

    Richard Louv joined Trout Unlimited to discuss public lands, the pandemic and his newest book, "Our Wild Calling." Louv, a former journalist, is best known for his 2005 book, "Last Child in the Woods," which sparked an international movement to re-connect children with nature. Since then, he has also published "The Nature Principle," in 2011…

  • A Tribute to Gary Fredricks (and the many public servants like him)

    By Rob Masonis In the world of salmon conservation, criticizing government agencies can be a popular sport.  By nature they are easy targets: faceless, powerful, bureaucratic and slow to evolve even in the face of glaring need to do so.    But often overlooked and underappreciated are the many well-intentioned, dedicated individuals working within those agencies.  Public servants like Gary Fredricks, a fish biologist who worked in the National Marine Fisheries Service for more than 30 years to improve fish passage systems at federal dams on the…

  • Voices from the river

    Calm advice

    Monday At 3 p.m., my iPad dings with a message from the Calm app. “Your inner peace is a gift that keeps on giving,” says the app. It's tailor made for this audience of one, downloaded in the early days of the pandemic, back when we were all trying to figure out how to be a…