What to expect in 2022

FILE — A pod of adult chinook salmon stage in a pool in the lower Elwha River and prepare to continue moving upstream toward spawning grounds.

The Biden administration reiterated Monday its determination to change course on the decades-long, $17 billion effort to recover wild salmon in the Snake and Columbia rivers and to uphold the treaty rights of the Nez Perce and other tribes of the basin.

But it did not say how it hopes to improve those efforts, which have yet to prove successful.