The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released a statement essentially patting themselves on the back for maintaining the status quo in response to a growing problem on Washington’s salmon and steelhead streams.
So in chatting with an acquaintance this past weekend, he asked me if the salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River are recovering? My casual, unsatisfying answer was “depends on what fish and where.” But it’s a good question.
Mitigation plans that will benefit juvenile salmon on a large urban island in the Columbia River are out for review.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife today released an investigation into last December’s generator failure at Minter Creek Hatchery that resulted in the loss of millions of salmon fry.
In a win for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Washington State, the U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear a case regarding discharges of toxic waste into the Columbia River.
The frequency of marine heatwave days increased by 50 percent over the past century but our ability to predict them has been limited by a lack of understanding around the key global processes that cause and amplify these events.
Is it possible to fill the vast North Pacific Ocean with too many salmon? Hard to fathom, but apparently so.
U.S. Senators from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington have sent a letter to Premier John Horgan of British Columbia urging attention and action on key issues related to transboundary mining practices.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality are working to remove this summer drums containing herbicides at the bottom of Wallowa Lake in northeast Oregon.