Columbia Basin Bulletin, Wash., Ore., April 22, 2016: As spring Chinook passage picks up at Bonneville Dam, so do sea lion numbers, salmon mortality. According to a report released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on April 15, growing number of sea lions are feeding on the fish at a higher rate than the 10-year average.
Challis, Ida., Apr. 7, 2016: Guest Commentary - Protecting habitat is good business.
Field Representative discusses the importance of both Idaho's land conservation and economic opportunities.
Silver Spring. Mar., Apr. 4, 2016: West Coast prepares for ‘double whammy’ threat to ocean health.
New study by NOAA scientists shows rising levels of acidity and low-oxygen rates in the ocean threaten fishing industries, ecosystems and economies along the U.S. West Coast and Canada’s British Columbia.
U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ida., Apr. 4, 2016: Cold Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge.
A new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change.
Vancouver, Wash., Apr. 1, 2016: Feds sued over hatchery fish in Columbian Basin. The Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit accusing federal agencies of violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider the impacts of Columbia River Basin hatcheries and endangered wild fish and their habitat.
Portland, Ore., Mar. 30, 2016: Sandy wild fish returns tick upwards. The Sandy River proved a good refuge spot despite unpredictable ocean conditions and high water temperatures in 2015; fish return numbers are trending up for winter steelhead, coho salmon and spring chinook.
Idaho Falls, Ida., Feb. 17, 2016: Fish habitat created by sinking Christmas trees . Snake River Cutthroat volunteers sink donated Christmas Trees into the river near Shelly, Idaho to provide nourishment for fish.
Astoria, Ore., Feb. 8, 2016: Editorial: Sea lions do their worst. Editorial states that more proactive management of sea lion population is clearly justified.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 16, 2016: Wild fish advocates threaten to sue over Columbia River hatcheries. Advocates ontend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native fish stocks.
Fort Stevens State Park, Ore., Jan. 12, 2016: At Trestle Bay, better passage for fish. Corps of Engineers improves access to estuary habitat for young fish.
Victoria, BC, Jan. 11, 2016: West Coast whale poop study shows connections between salmon and killer whales. NOAA scientists confirm that 98 percent of July and August diet of southern resident killer whales is salmon, particularly those bound for British Columbia's Fraser River and its tributaries.
Olympia, Wash., Dec. 9, 2015: Salmon recovery projects awarded more than $44 million in grants through Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership.
Vancouver, Wash., Dec. 4, 2015: Sports fishing groups say Columbia River salmon reforms working.
Cooks Landing, Wash., Dec. 3, 2015: Fishers of the Yakama Nation. New Yorker story about Yakama tribal fisheries on the Columbia River.
Boise, Ida., Dec. 1, 2015: Despite summer losses, Idaho's next generation of sockeye is on track. Hatchery program provides eggs, smolts, adults to bolster 2015 Snake River sockeye returns affected by warm water in rivers and tributaries.
Cannon Beach, Ore., Nov. 27, 2015: The blob is no laughing matter. Warm ocean and record-setting algae bloom sitting off West Coast affects marine life, birds.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 12, 2015: Fall chinook returns to Hanford Reach breaks record.
2015 Press Archives