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NOAA Still Predicting La Nina Could Shape Coming Winter; Unrelated To Big Rain Hitting This Weekend
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
A weak La Nina weather pattern is still predicted to settle in before winter, but that powerful atmospheric influence is unrelated to a “river of moisture” that is moving across the Pacific Northwest this week. Read More...  

Briefs Filed Opposing Irrigators’ Request For Juvenile Salmon Transportation/Spill Hearing
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
Plaintiffs in the challenge to the biological opinion for Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead -- the state of Oregon and National Wildlife Federation – along with federal defendants last week filed briefs in U.S. district court opposing a petition by eastern Washington irrigators to convene an evidentiary hearing on spill and transportation for juvenile fish. Read More...  

Idaho Opens Rivers For Steelhead Fishing With Restrictions; Says Rules Will Protect Wild Fish
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
Idaho opened three rivers – the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers – last Sunday, October 15, allowing anglers to keep up to two hatchery steelhead per day. Read More...  

Tribes’ Moving Forward On Long-Term Plan To Reduce Lake Trout In Flathead Lake
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
A native bull trout decline in Montana’s Flathead Lake is directly related to the rise of an introduced and non-native species, the lake trout that have inundated the reservoir that backs up behind Hungry Horse Dam. Read More...  

Council Hears About Success Of South Fork Flathead Westslope Cutthroat Conservation Project
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
A 10-year project to restore genetically pure native westslope cutthroat trout to northwest Montana’s South Fork of the Flathead River is coming to a successful close. Read More...  

South Fork Flathead Westslope Cutthroat Project Receives Award Of Excellence
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
Those involved with the nation’s largest, long-term conservation project aimed at restoring native trout recently received an Award of Excellence from Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Read More...  

Study Links Salmon Spawning To Geological Change, Effects On Stream Beds Have Long-Term Consequences
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
A Washington State University researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution of an entire watershed. His study is one of the first to quantitatively show that salmon can influence the shape of the land. Read More...  

Montana Wildlife Mitigation (Libby, Hungry Horse Dams) Program Halfway Through 60 Years
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
A wildlife settlement in Montana with a 60-year life is nearly halfway through its term and so far the settlement has resulted in more than 228,000 acres of wildlife habitat projects. Read More...  

After Review, Council Approves 29 Basin Wildlife Projects Costing Over $12 Million In 2018
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
Some 29 long-term Columbia River basin wildlife projects that will cost more than $12 million in fiscal year 2018 were approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and sent to the Bonneville Power Administration for continued annual funding. Read More...  

New House Bill Would Move Anadromous Fish ESA Listings From Commerce Dept. To Interior
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 (PST)
Two bills that are in a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, if enacted, would change the way the federal Endangered Species Act is governed. Read More...  
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