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Re-introduced Sockeye Salmon Returning In Growing Numbers To Upper Yakima Basin’s Lake Cle Elum
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
Sockeye salmon for the fifth year are returning to Lake Cle Elum in the upper Yakima River Basin with nearly 4,000 fish returning to the lake this year to spawn. Read More...  

574 Sockeye Make It To Redfish Lake, Over 1,000 Fish Released Into Lakes (Anadromous,Captive)
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
A round-up just downstream from Idaho’s Sawtooth Hatchery in late September gathered the last of the endangered sockeye salmon to arrive in the Salmon River near Stanley. Read More...  

Chinook Forecast Decline, Low Steelhead, Coho Return: Recreational Fishing Shut Down On Mainstem
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
With another drop in the fall chinook forecast and a continuing poor run of steelhead and coho salmon this fall, the two-state Columbia River Compact and the state of Washington shut down angling for salmon and steelhead from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco as of Saturday, Oct. 22. Read More...  

Deschutes River Water Quality: Court Filing Challenges PGE Contention Only FERC Has Jurisdiction
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
The federal Clean Water Act language is “unambiguous” according to attorneys for the Deschutes River Alliance in a filing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Read More...  

Study Indicates Lake Pend Oreille Bull Trout Population Stable
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
A moratorium on angling and lake trout eradication efforts to address the threats of overfishing and a voracious non-native species appear to have stemmed the decline of bull trout in Lake Pend Oreille, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Scientists Offer Review, Suggestions For John Day River Watershed Restoration Strategy
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
An independent panel of scientists reviewing a watershed restoration strategy for eastern Oregon’s John Day River sent the document back for more work. Read More...  

NOAA’s Winter Outlook: Wetter, Cooler Conditions In Northern U.S., Drought To Persist In California
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center Thursday issued the U.S. Winter Outlook, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. Read More...  

Study Looks At How Salmon Rivers Might Fare With Climate Change, Larger Floods
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
New research published online in the journal Global Change Biology provides a glimpse of how salmon rivers might fare in a future with larger floods. Read More...  

WDFW Suspends Lethal Action Against Wolf Pack In Northeast Washington, Killed 7 Wolves
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended its pursuit of the remaining members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle throughout the summer in northeast Washington. Read More...  

Research Shows Key To Humpback Whale Recovery Is Understanding Fidelity To Local Habitats
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 (PST)
Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats - as passed on through the generations - and the protection of these habitats are key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species. Read More...  
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