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Sea Lion Task Force Sends Recommendations To NOAA Fisheries On Actions To Reduce Salmon Predation
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
Lethal removal of sea lions at Bonneville Dam is likely not reducing predation on salmon and steelhead at the dam by California sea lions. Read More...  

Slow Start This Year But Sea Lions Back At Bonneville Dam For Spring Chinook Feasting
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
The number of sea lions at Bonneville Dam is matching the number of salmon passing the dam, both numbers quite low for this time of year. Read More...  

Third Year Of Shooting Salmon-Eating Cormorants, Oiling Nests: Goal Is To Kill 2,409 Birds
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
The third year of culling double-breasted cormorants on and near East Sand Island resumed two weeks ago. Read More...  

Groups Ask Feds To Cease Barging Snake River Sockeye; Most Smolts Likely Past Collector Dams May 1
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
Seven Idaho conservation groups asked NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a letter last week to end transporting endangered Snake River sockeye salmon juveniles beginning this spring. Read More...  

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Allowing Hatchery Fish In Elwha River Salmon Recovery
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision to allow hatchery salmon and steelhead in the Elwha River as part of a recovery effort following the removal of two dams in 2014. Read More...  

Group Opposes PGE Request To Elevate Deschutes Clean Water/Salmon Reintroduction Case To Ninth
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
The Deschutes River Alliance is asking an Oregon federal court to deny Portland General Electric’s request to take its clean water case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More...  

Settlement In Columbia River Clean Water Case Will Fund Water Quality Projects
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
A settlement last week of a 2015 clean water case in a Tri-City federal court will fund projects by three conservation groups. Read More...  

eDNA With Crowdsourcing Enhances Mapping Of Bull Trout Refuges
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
Collecting environmental DNA is quick, inexpensive and, apparently, now open to crowdsourcing by volunteers who do not have to be biologists. Read More...  

Study Tracks Engaging Nature With Overall Well-Being, Trust In Governance A Key Metric
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
New research at Oregon State University empirically demonstrates that a variety of mechanisms for engaging nature significantly contribute to a person’s overall well-being. Read More...  

Oregon Adopts Ocean Salmon Seasons; Low Klamath Fall Chinook Forecast Constrains Fishing
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 (PST)
Oregon adopted state ocean salmon fishing regulations set just two weeks before by the Pacific Fishery Management Council that calls for limited salmon fishing this summer south of Cape Falcon near Cannon Beach, Oregon. Read More...  
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