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Very Low Spring Chinook Forecasted Return Prompts Limits On Recreational Fishing
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
Just half the average number of upriver spring chinook salmon are forecasted to enter the Columbia River this year, a decline in abundance that will limit spring recreational angling. Read More...  

Study Looks At Non-Harvest Mortality Of Lower Columbia Adult Spring Chinook
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
Each year a significant number of upper Columbia River adult spring chinook that turn from the ocean into the Columbia don’t make it to Bonneville Dam due to non-harvest factors, according to a study published last month. Read More...  

WDFW Seeking Public Participation in Setting Salmon Fishing Seasons For 2019, Orcas A Factor
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
Washington State fishery managers have scheduled a variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting salmon fishing seasons for 2019, starting with the annual statewide salmon forecast meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27. Read More...  

Council Staff Organizing, Summarizing Recommendations For Amending Basin Fish And Wildlife Program
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
At a 2-hour work session prior to its last meeting, Feb. 12, in Portland, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee reviewed staff summaries of recommendations it has received through its process to amend the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

Cold, Snowy February Delivers Boost To Mountain Snowpacks, More Of The Same Expected
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
February has delivered a cold and snowy recovery to mountain snowpack and water supply outlooks in the Columbia Basin, with the exception of Oregon’s Cascade mountain range. Read More...  

Researchers Synthesize Dam Removal Studies; Suggest Ecosystem Effects Can Be Predicted
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
In the United States, the removal of dams now outpaces the construction of new ones--with more than 1,400 dams decommissioned since the 1970s--and a new study suggests that the ecosystem effects of dam removal can be predicted. Read More...  

CDA Partnership Soliciting Restoration Project Ideas For Resources Hurt By Mine Waste
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
The Coeur d’Alene Restoration Partnership is soliciting restoration project ideas from the public and interested stakeholders until March 20. Citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and others are encouraged to submit ideas that will benefit natural resources in the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Read More...  

NOAA Fisheries Scientists On Board International Voyage Investigate Salmon Survival In North Pacific
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
An international team of biologists is setting out into some of the roughest waters in the North Pacific Ocean in the middle of winter to try to solve the fundamental mystery of Pacific salmon: What determines whether they live or die? Read More...  

NOAA: January 2019 Third Warmest January On Record Dating Back To 1880
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2019 tied with 2007 as the third highest for the month of January in the NOAA global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. Read More...  

NOAA Fisheries Issues BiOp Addressing Passage For Protected Salmon At Green River Dam; Help Orcas
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries officials issued a Biological Opinion February 15, requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complete a downstream fish passage facility at Howard A. Hanson Dam (HAHD) on the Green River, 21 miles east of Auburn, Washington. Read More...  
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