The gas cap for spill for salmon and steelhead will rise in 2020 from 120 percent total dissolved gas that was required by an agreement this year to 125 percent, resulting in far more spill for migrating juvenile fish at most federal Columbia and lower Snake River dams.
A large-scale and long-term monitoring of habitat restoration projects in the state of Washington found that the size and depth of pools created by the restoration projects failed to fully remain in place after year 10 at 23 monitored projects.
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In moving toward an updating of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week discussed some of the key unresolved issues, such as salmon reintroduction above blocked areas and predator management.
U.S. Columbia River Treaty Negotiator Jill Smail will lead a town hall on December 16 in Richland, Washington, on the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty regime.
A federal judge in Montana signed an order this week requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review the status of grizzly bears by March 2021.
A study by Oregon State University researchers has identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, as well as to enhance biodiversity.
New England has a proud tradition of commercial fishing. But will it survive as the planet warms? For decades the biggest threat to the industry has been overfishing, but it is no longer the only threat. According to new research at the University of Delaware, fluctuations in the climate have already cost some New England fishermen their jobs.