Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative To Focus On Refining Process, Participation, Funding

April 9th, 2021

What are the next steps for the proposed regional forum, the Columbia Basin Collaborative, which held an organizational workshop in February? Organizers of this new collaborative effort aimed at recovering salmonid species in the Columbia River Basin this week issued a summary of the workshop results and what might come next.

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Parties Discuss Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative; Workshop Participants Stress Urgency, Simpson Plan

February 26th, 2021

In its first public workshop the Columbia Basin Collaborative this week outlined how the new group would be organized and how it would bring parties together to rebuild the region’s threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead stocks and advance the goals of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force.

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Idaho Counting On Anglers To Collect Steelhead Broodstock On South Fork Clearwater River

February 12th, 2021

Since 2010, Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been recruiting volunteer anglers to catch adult steelhead from the South Fork Clearwater River. Hatcheries rely on anglers from around the region, other states, and even other countries to collect steelhead broodstock on the South Fork Clearwater River each year.

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Fisheries Managers Object To Fluctuating ‘Load Following’ Releases Out Of Dworshak; Says Harms Fish, Fishing, River

February 5th, 2021

Fisheries managers are not happy about federal hydro managers’ decision to engage in “day load shaping operations” at Idaho’s Dworshak Dam last week, a practice that has not been implemented since 1986. The biologists say such operations negatively impact juvenile fall chinook, fisheries and river ecology.

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