Council Hears Review Of Report On Salmon Reintroduction Above Grand Coulee: ‘Grand Experiment, No Guarantees’

November 15th, 2019

Two of the scientists who reviewed the phase 1 report that assesses the feasibility of reintroducing salmon and steelhead upstream of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Wednesday that a cost analysis should be incorporated early in the process and in a stepwise fashion if the effort is to move forward.

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Science Panel Completes Review Of Report On Feasibility Of Reintroducing Anadromous Salmonids Above Grand Coulee Dam

November 7th, 2019

A panel of scientists completed a review of the Upper Columbia United Tribes’ phase 1 report that describes the feasibility of reintroducing salmon and steelhead into the reaches of the Columbia River upstream of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams.

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Middle Fork Salmon River: ‘Shifting Baseline Syndrome’ Skews Wilderness River’s True Abundance Potential For Spring/Summer Chinook

October 31st, 2019

Natural abundance potential of spring/summer chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Salmon River of Idaho recalculated by three biologists is far higher than most current management goals for the fish by NOAA Fisheries, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, according to a recent study.

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Independent Science Panel Reviews Draft Comparative Survival Study For Basin Salmon/Steelhead

October 24th, 2019

In its tenth annual review of the Fish Passage Center’s Comparative Survival Study, a panel of scientists said they are again worried about smolt-to-adult survival for Snake River wild spring chinook and steelhead, which continue to fall short of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s objectives.

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