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Study: Basin Efforts To Detect Non-Native Mussels Must Increase, Improve To Prevent Costly Invasion
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Current efforts to find zebra and quagga mussels that could invade Northwest waterways are inadequate and may allow the mussels to establish and spread before being detected, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Study Details Adult Spring Chinook Mortality From Willamette Falls To Tributaries, Sea Lion Injuries
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Some 10 percent to 21 percent of adult spring chinook migrating in the Willamette River will die before reaching tributaries to spawn, according to a recent study, and the fish most likely to die are those that were injured downstream of Willamette Falls by sea lions, as well as from other migratory-related causes such as descaling and head injuries. Read More...  

Dworshak Management Balances Downstream Flooding, Making Room For Future Runoff, Fish Releases
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Operators at Dworshak Dam in Idaho dropped flows over last weekend to help reduce the prospect of local flooding downstream in the Clearwater River and further down the Columbia River where water levels are at flood stage at Vancouver, Washington. Read More...  

Oregon FW Commission Moves Closer To Washington State With Harvest, Gillnet Rules
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
At the urging of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission for the second time in two months changed Oregon harvest reform rules at its March 17 meeting in Corvallis, bringing the rules closer to those adopted by the Washington Commission in January. Read More...  

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Names Pinkham New Executive Director
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Jaime Pinkham, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe with more than three decades of experience in American Indian governance, policy, and natural resource management, is returning to the Columbia Basin to serve as the executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Read More...  

Listed Steelhead Move Into New Habitat Created By Removal Of Obsolete Dam On Idaho's Potlatch River
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
When a couple of concerned citizens witnessed adult steelhead spawning downstream from an obsolete dam outside a small town in Idaho, local agencies came together to remove the fish barrier and restore passage to historic spawning grounds unattainable for nearly 100 years. Read More...  

Washington’s Annual Wolf Report Shows Population Up 28 Percent, Two New Packs
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Washington state's wolf population grew by 28 percent last year and added at least two new packs, according to an annual report released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

Council Developing Online Tools To Better Track Fish/Wildlife Recovery Goals
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Progress on fish and wildlife recovery goals is becoming more accessible and easier to find through Northwest Power and Conservation Council web pages. Read More...  

Idaho Approves Spring Chinook Seasons For Snake, Clearwater, Salmon, Little Salmon Rivers
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved the spring chinook seasons and rules for the Snake, Clearwater, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers during its regular meeting Thursday, March 16 in Boise. Read More...  

Meetings Set Next Week In Washington On Salmon Fisheries For Mid-And Upper Columbia, Lower Snake
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 (PST)
Anglers have three opportunities in March to meet with state fishery managers to talk about salmon fisheries in the mid- and upper Columbia River and lower Snake River before this year's seasons are set. Read More...  
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