For 20 years the Columbia Basin Bulletin has offered readers in-depth news coverage of Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead recovery, the most extensive and expensive ecological restoration effort in the United States. Your Paid Membership will allow the CBB to continue reporting the important details of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery and other fish and wildlife issues.
A conservation plan several years in development for lamprey in the State of Oregon was released this week for public comment.
Become a CBB Member
Get exclusive reporting and access to all articlesSubscribe
For the most part, the double-crested cormorants that abandoned one of the largest cormorant colonies in the world, located at East Sand Island in the lower Columbia River estuary, simply moved a couple of miles upstream to the Astoria-Megler Bridge, according to a study in process.
The number of summer steelhead forecasted to pass Bonneville Dam and travel into the Snake and Clearwater rivers was downgraded for the third time this month.
Each year the Northwest Power and Conservation Council delivers a report to Congress on its fiscal year activities and progress for both power and its fish and wildlife program.
The annual budget for a panel of scientists that review fish and wildlife projects and regional research issues was cut by almost $200,000 by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at its meeting in Corvallis, Sept. 18, and the cost savings could be used for Northern pike monitoring and suppression, according to Council staff.
NOAA Fisheries is proposing to expand critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales along the West Coast, based on information about their coastal range and habitat use.