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Lake Roosevelt Northern Pike Numbers Rise; ‘Chronic Recruitment, Exponential Growth’
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
The population of northern pike that is taking up residency in Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir created by Grand Coulee Dam, has spread south this year and has a team of experts saying that suppression of the fish could easily have begun a year or two earlier than it did. Read More...  

Summer Chinook, Sockeye Runs Downgraded; Treaty Commercial Fishery Extended
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
As the runs of summer chinook and sockeye wind down, their forecasted run sizes were updated one last time by the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee. Read More...  

Dworshak’s Largest Turbine Out Another Year; Poses Challenges For Salmon Management
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
Dworshak Dam’s largest turbine will be out of service for nearly another year, until July 1, 2018. Initially, the Unit-3 overhaul was to be completed July 15, 2017. Read More...  

Irrigators Petition Corps, NOAA To Investigate River Management Decisions During 2015 Low/Hot Water
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
Irrigators have asked federal agencies to review the actions taken in 2015 when water in the Snake River was dangerously warm for juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating downriver, as it also was for endangered adult sockeye salmon attempting to migrate into Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. Read More...  

NOAA Climate Outlook: PNW Warmer Than Average August-Oct., Winter Conditions Likely Neutral
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
The Pacific Northwest should expect continued warmer-than-average temperatures and normal rainfall August through October, according to a new long-term climate outlook developed by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Read More...  

Study: Alaska Pink Salmon Adapt To Climate Change With Early Migration Timing
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
Pink adult and juvenile salmon in Alaska’s Auke Creek are adapting to warmer water temperatures by migrating earlier. Read More...  

WDFW To Take Lethal Action On Smackout Wolf Pack In Stevens County; Repeated Livestock Attacks
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
Washington State wildlife managers plan to remove members of a wolf pack that has repeatedly preyed on livestock in Stevens County since 2015. Read More...  

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To NW Power/Conservation Council’s Basin Fish/Wildlife Program
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
In a July 19 court memorandum, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s 2014 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

Science Review Of NW Power/Conservation Council/BPA Wildlife Projects Out For Comment
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
A review of 29 wildlife habitat projects funded by the Bonneville Power Administration that is a part of the Council’s overall review of all programs funded under the power marketing agency’s Fish and Wildlife program was completed by the Independent Scientific Review Panel June 28. Read More...  

Wetland Restoration Project Improves Tidal Marsh For Salmon, Steelhead In Columbia River Estuary
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 (PST)
After spending more than a century as a working dairy farm, 200 acres of vacant pasture near Astoria, Oregon is returning to its natural environment as a wetland for endangered salmon, steelhead and other fish and wildlife. Read More...  
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