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Spring Chinook Return Downgraded To Half Of Early Season Prediction; Angling Closed
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
A regional advisory committee that forecasts Columbia River salmon runs so fisheries managers can set recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries this week cut their early season run size prediction for spring chinook in half. Read More...  

Spill Advocates, Federal Agencies Agree To Status Conference Schedule, Protocol In Salmon BiOP Case
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Advocates of more spill at Columbia/Snake river dams for juvenile fish passage and federal dam operating agencies have agreed to a schedule for periodic status conferences and a protocol in a federal court case. Read More...  

Climate Scientists Explain Ins And Outs Of Idaho’s Wild Winter This Season; No Drought Areas In NW
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
If it seems the winter was unusual, that’s because it was and continues to be, at least in Idaho, according to three climate scientists who spoke to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at its meeting in Boise this week. Read More...  

NOAA Forecast June-August: Normal-Above Normal Temperatures, Normal Precipitation
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
A NOAA monthly climate briefing held Thursday provided a recap of April and outlooks through August that indicate a potential warmer and drier summer for Columbia Basin states. Read More...  

Draft Columbia Basin Fish And Wildlife Research Plan Moves To Full NW Power/Conservation Council
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
A fish and wildlife research plan that has been in the works for more than a year will go to the full Northwest Power and Conservation Council for final approval in June. Read More...  

Council Fish/Wildlife Committee Moves Three Sturgeon Research Projects Toward Final Approval
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Three Columbia River white sturgeon projects were approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee at its meeting this week in Boise, Idaho. Read More...  

Mercier Named Bonneville Power’s Executive Manager Of Fish And Wildlife Division
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Brian Mercier was appointed Executive Manager of the Bonneville Power Administration’s Fish and Wildlife Division May14. In that position, commonly referred to as the Director of Fish and Wildlife, Mercier reports directly to Lorri Bodi, Senior Vice President of Environment, Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

Study Looks At How Artificial Nutrient Additions Influence Kootenai River’s Native Fish Growth
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Artificially adding nutrients to the Kootenai River in Idaho, downstream of Libby Dam, influences growth of two native species more than does controlling water temperature and discharge from the dam, according to a recently released study. Read More...  

Idaho Seeks Help From Anglers In Research On Land-Locked Chinook In Reservoirs, Lakes
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Idaho Fish and Game stocks land-locked chinook salmon in lakes and reservoirs, and biologists are asking anglers to help them learn more about these fish in Anderson Ranch, Lucky Peak and Deadwood reservoirs in southwest Idaho and Spirit Lake in north Idaho. Read More...  

Montana Seeks Public Comment To Remove Non-Native Trout From Bitterroot Valley Tributaries
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public review of its proposal to remove non-native and hybridized cutthroat trout in the upper portion of Overwhich Creek and its tributaries in the southwest Bitterroot Valley, above Painted Rocks Dam. Read More...  
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