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Limited Spring Chinook Fishing Opens Saturday In Idaho; Low Projected Returns Closes Upper Snake
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (PST)
Spring chinook fishing in Idaho will open on April 27, with a two-day-a-week season on the Clearwater River and a four-day-a-week season on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. The season will run until sport anglers’ shares of the harvest are met (which varies by river) or Aug. 11 — whichever comes first. Read More...  

Oregon, Idaho Reach Agreement On Hells Canyon Dams, Water Quality; Includes Salmonid Research
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (PST)
The states of Oregon and Idaho this week announced a settlement agreement regarding the operation of the Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River that is intended to benefit water quality, habitat, and Columbia/Snake river basin fish. Read More...  

Columbia River Springer Fishing Allowed This Weekend;Passage Numbers Low At Bonneville But Improving
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 (PST)
High flows and low visibility during last weekend’s limited spring chinook salmon two-day salmon opening resulted in just 20 fish caught by a limited number of anglers braving the poor conditions, prompting the two-state Columbia River Compact this week to add two more days of fishing this weekend, April 20 and 21. Read More...  

Biologists Detail Health Of White Sturgeon Populations In Columbia/Lower Snake River; A Mixed Bag
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 (PST)
Although the abundance of adult white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River is above conservation status as set by a joint Washington/Oregon sturgeon management and conservation plan, the fish have yet to reach desired status abundance levels, a higher number also set by the plan. Read More...  

Bonneville Power Says ESA-Listed Oregon Spotted Frog Finding ‘Refuge’ Under Transmission Lines
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
The threatened Oregon Spotted Frog, which has lost habitat to development, agriculture and invasive species has found refuge in what may seem like an unlikely place: beneath the high-voltage power lines of the Bonneville Power Administration, said the agency in a press release. Read More...  

Study Shows How Heavy Tropical Rains In Southeast Asia Contribute To California Heat Waves
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
Heavy rain over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100 degrees in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative research team from the University of California Davis and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center in Busan, South Korea. Read More...  

ODFW Releases Third Edition Of Draft Wolf Management Plan, Commission To Vote June 7
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Monday at www.odfw.com/wolves Read More...  

Limiting Factors For Columbia River Smelt? Climate Change, Ocean By-Catch, Smaller Ocean Plume
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
Biologists know that the number of eulochon entering the Columbia River this year, as well as over the last few years, is relatively low. But harvest management of the fish, better known as smelt, suffers from a deficiency of run size and run timing data, according to a recent report to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Montana Intercepts Boat From Great Lakes Carrying Invasive Mussels; Oregon Opens Stations
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying invasive mussels Monday.

The boat was being transported from the Great Lakes area to Bellingham, WA, by a commercial hauler. The boat was last used on Lake Huron and had been in dry dock since October.
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PacificCorp Commits $20 Million In Lewis River (SW Washington) Salmon, Steelhead Improvements
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (PST)
Under the terms of preliminary decisions issued last week by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, PacifiCorp will commit more than $20 million over the next decade to improve salmon and steelhead habitat in the Lewis River watershed in southwest Washington state, the utility announced in a press release. Read More...  
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