Above average rain and snow across the Columbia River basin in December and a forecast for colder than normal temperatures and higher than normal precipitation over the next few months is offering some hope of blunting the long-standing drought in the Northwest.
NOAA Fisheries and its Pinniped Task Force closed a chapter of its program to lethally remove California sea lions from Bonneville Dam. Determining that the removal of the sea lions saved nearly 56,000 adult salmon and steelhead, the Task Force called the 15-year effort a success.
A federal agency is in the process of transferring a fire-damaged salmon, steelhead and trout hatchery that it had scheduled for closure to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
It’s widely understood that animals such as salmon, butterflies and birds have an innate magnetic sense, allowing them to use the Earth’s magnetic field for navigation to places such as feeding and breeding grounds.
In a new study, University of Montana researchers found that climate change drives native trout declines by reducing stream habitat and facilitating the expansion of invasive trout species.
Like humans, wild animals often return to the same places to eat, walk on the same paths to travel and use the same places to raise their young.
Conservation groups announced today a $16,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the illegal shooting death of a two-year-old collared female wolf in Wallowa County in early January.
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission has initiated a new program to prevent delays during the transport of watercraft destined for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The program, “Call Before You Haul,” provides a toll-free phone number boat transporters can call prior to transporting watercraft from outside the Pacific Northwest to one of the states. The program is currently being piloted in 10 states and is intended to be expanded to all states in 2022.
The year 2021 was marked by extremes across the U.S., including exceptional warmth, devastating severe weather and the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record.