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Some Columbia River Chum Salmon Populations (ESUs) Above Delisting Goals, Others Risk Of Extinction
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
Prior to the 1940s, as many as half a million to one million Columbia River chum salmon returned to the Columbia River to spawn as far up the river as Celilo Falls. Read More...  

Actions Continue To Aid Snake River Sockeye: Removing Spillway Weirs, Increasing Dworshak Flows
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
Water temperatures in the Lower Granite Dam tailrace have been hovering around 68 degrees Fahrenheit and river and salmon managers took steps this week to hold the temperature at or below the 68 F threshold to protect migrating endangered adult sockeye salmon. Read More...  

Declining Steelhead:Study Says Conditions Early In Marine Life Phase Strong Contributors To Survival
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
West Coast steelhead runs are declining and a new study pegs much of the problem to poor survival of smolts early after entry into the ocean. Read More...  

Ocean Conditions, Sea Lions Faulted For Low Willamette Steelhead Return; Only 822 Wild Steelhead
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
The 2017 run of summer hatchery-produced steelhead in the Willamette River is arriving in numbers lower than expected, but the wild winter run of steelhead, listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, arrived in even smaller numbers and that could impact its recovery. Read More...  

Harvest Managers Approve More Tribal Fishing, Concerns Expressed Over Low Sockeye, Summer Steelhead
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
After saying last week they would likely not continue gillnetting this week, Treaty commercial gillnetters added another 3.5 days of fishing this week – Wednesday, July 12, through Friday, July 14 – in the reservoir upstream of Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

With Some Of Lowest Steelhead Returns On Record, ODFW Asks Anglers To Give Fish A Helping Hand
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
Facing some of the lowest steelhead returns on record, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has already curtailed steelhead fishing seasons throughout the Columbia River basin by adopting rolling season closures, reduced bag limits, and a night angling closure for all species. Read More...  

Tribes’ Report Examines Altering Dam Operations To Get Closer To Natural Flows
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
A new report commissioned by The Upper Columbia River United Tribes examines the potential economic costs and benefits in changing dam operations to mimic natural river flows in the Columbia Basin. Read More...  

$1.6 Million Fish Passage Project Will Open 17 Miles Of NE Oregon Habitat For Migratory Fish
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
Steelhead and rainbow trout will have an easier time traveling the streams around the La Grande Reservoir in northeast Oregon with the recent $1.6 million construction of fish passage in the Beaver Creek watershed. Read More...  

Appropriations Bill Includes Language Probiting Dam Removal Without Congress' OK
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
The House Appropriations Committee this week approved a 2018 Energy and Water bill that includes language prohibiting the removal of federal dams unless previously authorized by Congress. Read More...  

Study: Flexibility In Behavior of Some Animals Helps Them Accommodate To A Changing Climate
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 (PST)
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners has identified situations and conditions where some animals display behavioral flexibility – the ability to rapidly change behavior in response to short or long-term environmental changes such as climate variability. Read More...  
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