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Columbia Basin Salmon/Hydro Managers Gear Up For Another Hot Summer: Will Sockeye Get Slammed Again?
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
Columbia Basin fish and water managers are planning for operations at Dworshak Dam on the Lower Snake River to regulate water temperatures for the benefit of migrating sockeye salmon this summer. Read More...  

BiOp Challengers Urge Court To Reject Feds’ Five-Year Timeline For New Salmon Recovery Plan
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
A week after federal agencies said they could complete the NEPA process in five years, not the two years given by U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon to complete both a new recovery plan for protected Columbia/Snake River salmon and steelhead and associated National Environmental Policy Act documents, plaintiffs in the case said the federal plan takes too long. Read More...  

Sockeye Surging Over Bonneville Dam; Far Exceeding Pre-Season Forecast
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
As Oregon and Washington canceled the second Bonneville Dam reservoir white sturgeon season and opened up more fishing for commercial gillnetters in the lower Columbia River select area fisheries, the run of sockeye salmon already has exceeded pre-season estimates. Read More...  

Cantwell, Canadian Ambassador Meet To Discuss Columbia River Treaty Ahead Of North American Summit
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) met with Canadian ambassador David MacNaughton ahead of the North American Leaders Summit to discuss the progress being made toward a new Columbia River Treaty. Read More...  

UW, NOAA Develop Seasonal Outlook For Pacific Northwest Coastal Waters
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
Researchers from the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have created a seasonal outlook for the Pacific Northwest waters, which would help tell, for example, if it's going to be a great year for sardines or a poor crab season. Read More...  

Water Temperatures Restrict Distribution, Abundance Of Westslope Cutthroat In South Fork Clearwater
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
Westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork of the Clearwater River do not move into the upper reaches of the river when ambient and river temperatures become too hot, they instead stay in the middle region of the river or move into tributaries that provide cooler water and cover. Read More...  

UCLA Develops New Method For Analyzing Mountain Snowpack
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
Even with this winter's strong El Niño, the Sierra Nevada snowpack will likely take until 2019 to return to pre-drought levels, according to a new analysis led by UCLA hydrology researchers. Read More...  

IDFG To Release Chinook In Boise River For Angling Opportunities
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
To expand opportunity for anglers to fish for one of Idaho's most prized game fish, Idaho Fish and Game will release chinook salmon into the Boise River today. Read More...  

Public’s Interest In ‘Great Garbage Patch’ Drives Increased Activity From Scientists, Policy Makers
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" came to the attention of the world in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game Seeks Information About Killing Of Juvenile Wolves In Northern Idaho
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 (PST)
Idaho Fish and Game is asking for the public's help in determining who is responsible for removing and killing young wolves from a den in northern Idaho. Read More...  
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