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USFWS Grants Corps One-Year Depredation Permit To Begin Culling Columbia Estuary Cormorants
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
A one-year permit that will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out the first year of its plan to significantly cull the East Sand Island population of double-crested cormorants in order to reduce the birds’ predation on juvenile salmon was approved this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More...  

Upper Deschutes Basin Reintroduction: Steelhead Seen Spawning Upstream Of Lake Billy Chinook
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
After a lackluster 2013-14 that saw just a few fish moving into the Metolius, Deschutes and Crooked rivers upstream of Lake Billy Chinook on the Deschutes River, but no spawning, researchers are now seeing active spawning by steelhead this year in the Crooked River. Read More...  

Researchers Find Efficient Way To Establish Presence Of Pacific Lamprey For Population Surveys
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
With the distribution of the Pacific Lamprey contracting northward and populations in decline, two scientists have devised a simplified way to determine their presence or absence in West Coast streams. Read More...  

Study: Contaminants Found In Pacific Lamprey Could Be Contributing To Population Decline
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
Pesticides, mercury and flame retardants found in larvae and adult Pacific lamprey could be one of the causes of their decline, according to a recent study. Read More...  

As Spring Chinook Return Gathers Steam, Sea Lion Numbers In Bonneville Dam Tailrace Above Average
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
Just a short time into the spring chinook salmon run, with only 3,253 fish passing Bonneville Dam by April 7, sea lions stalking the fish in the dam’s tailrace have already taken 474 salmon. Read More...  

NW Congressional Delegation Urges Obama To Initiate Negotiations On Columbia River Treaty
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
All 26 lawmakers representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana urged President Obama this week to make the Columbia River Treaty a priority. Read More...  

Fishery Managers Announce Columbia River Fall Salmon Seasons:Projected Returns, 925,000 Fall Chinook
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2015 summer and fall salmon seasons for the Columbia River. Read More...  

Confederated Salish/Kootenai Tribes’ Water Rights Compact Legislation Clears Montana Legislature
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
Despite determined efforts to block or amend a controversial water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the compact was passed by the Montana House of Representatives Wednesday. Read More...  

Independent Science Panel Reviews White Sturgeon Hatchery Management Plan For Columbia, Snake Rivers
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
In response to a request by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Independent Scientific Review Panel has evaluated the “White Sturgeon Hatchery Master Plan: Lower Columbia and Snake River Impoundments” prepared by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Read More...  

Volunteer Anglers Help IDFG Collect Steelhead Broodstock For South Fork Clearwater
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 (PST)
While some people fish for fun and even food, others fish for the future.

That's what a group of volunteers have been doing recently on the South Fork Clearwater River from Stites to Mount Idaho.
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