Wild Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Long Way From Recovery, Less Than 1 Percent Return To Spawning Grounds

October 30th, 2020

Wild Upper Columbia spring chinook are “pretty far from de-listing,” said Dan Rawding, Columbia River Salmon Recovery Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a presentation at this month’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting.

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Oregon Commission Denies Fish Passage Waiver For Crooked River’s Bowman Dam; Proposed Mitigation Not Enough For Steelhead, Salmon, Trout

October 15th, 2020

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Oct. 9 to deny a fish passage waiver for the Crooked River’s Bowman Dam in a split 5-1 vote, after hearing testimony from 28 people for and against the project. At issue is the passage of native migratory fish, such as summer steelhead, chinook salmon and redband trout.

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Same Ocean Conditions Impacting West Coast Salmon Runs Reducing Population Of ESA-Listed Marbled Murrelet; Numbers Dropping 4 Percent A Year

September 24th, 2020

Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

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