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With Cooler Weather, Snake River Sockeye Showing Decent Numbers Reaching Lower Granite, Sawtooths
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
Trapping and hauling listed sockeye will not be necessary this year due to cooler air and water temperatures in the lower Snake River, according to a briefing of Snake River conditions and operations at this week’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting. Read More...  

Study: Factors Influencing Juvenile Salmon/Steelhead Survival Accumulate As Fish Pass Multiple Dams
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
During high flow years the number of dams juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead pass on their downstream passage to the sea determines their downstream migration survival, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Fall Chinook, Coho Fishing Open For All In Most Areas Of Columbia River
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
Recreational angling for fall chinook and coho salmon opened in most areas of the Columbia River last week, including the popular Buoy 10 fishery, as well as in Columbia tributaries, and in some coastal streams. Read More...  

Science Review Of Idaho Salmon Supplementation Study Discusses ‘Pivotal’ Questions
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
Calling it a “very important and valuable study,” the Independent Scientific Review Panel has completed its review of a 23-year-long study (1991 to 2014) of salmon supplementation in two Idaho river basins – the Salmon and Clearwater river basins. Read More...  

Only Major Dam Owned By Tribes: Council Hears Update On Salish Kootenai Dam Operations In Flathead
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
The chief executive officer of a tribal entity that acquired Kerr Dam – now called the Salish Kootenai Dam -- in western Montana says the transition of business and project operations over the last couple of years has been busy and challenging, but it has also been a relatively smooth process. Read More...  

Tribes’ Efforts Reducing Non-Native Lake Trout In Flathead Lake
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are winning their battle to reduce the number of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake and surrounding streams that feed on, among other native species, bull trout. Read More...  

Research: Big Earthquakes In Cascadia Subduction Zone More Frequent, Historically, Than Thought
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
A new analysis suggests that massive earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, affecting areas of the Pacific Northwest that are more heavily populated, are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past. Read More...  

OSU Announces Location For New Marine Studies Building At Newport, Says Will Withstand 9.0 Quake
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray last week announced that a new $50 million center for global marine studies research and education will be built at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Read More...  

DOE Releases New Hydro Assessment, NW Has Little New Potential Left In Undeveloped Stream Reaches
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
The nation’s hydroelectric dams already provide about 10 percent of the nation’s energy, delivering over 100 gigawatts of clean, renewable energy, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy in July. Read More...  

Idaho Approves Grizzly Bear Management Plan To Manage Take As Part Of Removing Bears From ESA
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 (PST)
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Monday, Aug. 8 approved a plan to limit the take of grizzly bears in Idaho as part of removing the Greater Yellowstone population from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. Read More...  
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