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Independent Science Panel Reviews Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook Recovery Efforts
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
After a decade of habitat improvements spurred by a 2007 NOAA Fisheries recovery plan, upper Columbia River spring chinook salmon still remain a population at a high risk of extinction and a panel of scientists wanted to know why. Read More...  

By The Numbers:Trapping,Transporting Salmonids In Reintroduction Efforts In Blocked Upper Deschutes
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
Portland General Electric biologists are continuing to transport salmon and steelhead adults trapped downstream of the Pelton Round Butte Complex of dams on the Deschutes River and transporting them up into Lake Billy Chinook in their efforts to reintroduce the fish to blocked areas in the upper Deschutes basin. Read More...  

Science Panel Gives Tribes’ Lamprey Synthesis Report High Marks, Some Questions About Genetics
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
A report produced by Columbia River tribes on what is known about Pacific lamprey in the Columbia River basin was positively received by an independent body of scientists last month. Read More...  

Scientists Want More Detailed Information On Northern Pike Suppression Plan In Lake Roosevelt
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
A proposal to expand a program this spring designed to suppress non-native Northern Pike in Lake Roosevelt was sent back to the program sponsors for more information in January. Read More...  

Study Explores Ways To Minimize Genetic Change In Chinook Salmon Caused By Hatchery Rearing
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
Genetic testing is suggesting that hatchery-reared spring chinook salmon at segregated hatcheries may differ in traits with fish from integrated hatcheries in return and spawn timing, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game Decides Not To Pursue Lake Trout Suppression In Priest Lake
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
Citing extensive public input, Idaho Fish and Game has decided against pursuing lake trout suppression on Priest Lake in the northern part of the panhandle. Read More...  

NOAA: Three Month Climate Outlook For Basin Shows All Of Oregon ‘Abnormally Dry’
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
While much of the Columbia River basin states had above-average precipitation in January, Oregon and southern Idaho were “abnormally dry” for the month, and those conditions are expected to continue in Oregon through May, according to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Read More...  

Lawsuit Seeks Consultations On Water Diversions In Sawtooth Valley
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
It’s been sixteen years since the U.S. Forest Service in a biological assessment of 23 water diversions in the Sawtooth Valley found the diversions “likely to adversely affect” listed salmon, steelhead and bull trout in the valley, but the Service has yet to complete consultations with the agencies overseeing the fish. Read More...  

Harvest Managers Set Treaty Sturgeon Fishing In Some Zone 6 Pools
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
Columbia River commercial treaty sturgeon fishing was extended this week into early March for tribal gillnetters in the John Day pool, but it ends in The Dalles pool tonight, Feb. 16, while gillnetting will begin in the Bonneville pool March 5 and end in mid-March. Read More...  

WSU Study: Salmon Surviving Polluted Stormwater From Urban Roadways Still At Risk
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 (PST)
Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways. Read More...  
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