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March 06, 2009

BiOp Court Hearing: Redden Says 'I Think It Is Very Close' To Being Legal
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden entered his courtroom Friday (March 6) with three major areas of concern about the federal plan intended to boost survival for protected salmon that traverse the Columbia-Snake river hydropower system. Read More...  

Research: Non-Native Fish -- Bass, Walleye -- Pose Substantial Threat To Salmonids
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Non-native, predatory species such as bass and channel catfish may pose as great a threat to imperiled Columbia River salmon and steelhead as do such factors as harvest and the hydro system, yet invasive fish have largely been ignored, according to Northwest Fisheries Science Center research published this week. Read More...  

Interior Secretary Affirms USFWS Decision To Delist Wolves In Northwest States
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today (March 6) affirmed the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in the western Great Lakes and the Northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho and Montana and parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah. Read More...  

New Lamprey Passage At Bonneville; More Work Slated To Improve Survival
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Pacific lamprey will have a new, and much safer, passage option as they approach the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam this summer on their way upstream to spawn. Read More...  

'Pesticide Cocktails' Make a Deadly Synergy For Endangered Pacific Salmon
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Mixtures of pesticides that have been commonly reported in freshwater salmon habitats may pose a more important challenge for species recovery than previously anticipated, according to a new study published in the March issue of "Environmental Health Perspectives." Read More...  

Columbia's Spring Chinook Beginning To Appear, Managers Expect Large Return
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
The annual Columbia River rite of spring has begun with anglers anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

Oregon Climate Change Report Analyzes Threats To Upper Willamette River Basin
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Effects of climate change projected this century for the upper Willamette River basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a report produced by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy. Read More...  

Oregon Survey Calculates Economic Benefits From Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Hunting, Shellfish
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Wildlife viewers last year offered the biggest chunk -- more than $1 billion -- of the contribution that hunters, fishers or shellfish gatherers bring to Oregon's state and local economies, according to preliminary results of a survey developed for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in collaboration with Travel Oregon. Read More...  

Research Details How 'Take-Biggest-Fish-First' Makes For Smaller Fish Over Time
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
"Undesirable" evolution in fish -- which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle -- can actually be reversed in a few decades' time by changing our "take-the-biggest-fish" approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published this week by Stony Brook University scientists in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read More...  

Oregon Joins Hanford Clean-Up Lawsuit, Cites Tribes’ Traditional Fishing Grounds
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Attorney General John Kroger announced last week that Oregon will seek to join a lawsuit against the federal government over the longstanding failure to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on the Columbia River. Read More...  
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