Jackson Hole students adopt tag-implanted trout

Jackson Hole News & Guide – The students circled round the “watershed trailer.” Some sifted distractedly through the sand and others watched intently as a makeshift river gushed past miniature plastic frogs and otters through the mock riparian ecosystem. The display, set up at the Jackson National Fish Hatchery on June 3, was part of the field trip that capped a school Read More…

Penn State researchers to boost endangered Chesapeake logperch…

Penn State News – As fishes go, the Chesapeake logperch is hardly impressive. The yellow- to olive-colored member of the darter family — distinctive only because of its dark bars, often arrayed in zebra fashion — typically is just a few inches long, with a small mouth and a short, conical snout. It is believed to only ever have inhabited the lower drainages of the Susquehanna and Read More…

To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries

Los Angeles Times – In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon after removing the dams is like rescuing a dying man only to slowly poison Read More…

PUD: Fishing, mining are preventing winter steelhead recovery

Herald Net – A threatened fish species is in trouble, and scientists think some human-caused harm is entirely preventable. The number of wild winter steelhead in the Sultan River, north of the Skykomish, has steadily declined since the early 1990s. Last year, just 28 of the fish were counted. Natural resource scientists at the Snohomish County Public Utility District have watched the Read More…

Survey Says: California Anglers Interested in More Habitat for Fishing

NOAA Fisheries – Almost 95,000 California anglers fish on the Sacramento River system, spending about $142.9 million a year on fishing-related expenses. Yet, there are some areas where dams block fish from migrating, reducing quality fishing opportunities. NOAA surveyed more than 6,000 anglers, finding that 76 percent of respondents would be interested in new salmon fishing opportunities Read More…

FERC Launches Inquiry into Salmon Stranding on Feather River

Daily KOS – On May 29, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent a letter to the California Department of Water Resources inquiring into the stranding and deaths of thousands of spring run Chinook salmon on the Feather River in April, as reported by guides and fishermen out on the river. The stranding began three days after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Read More…

Working with Nature’s Engineers to Build Coho Salmon Habitat

NOAA Fisheries – To construct the beaver dam analog, a row of wooden posts is anchored upright in the stream bed. Once we introduce the analogs to ideal areas, beavers find them and build out the rest of their new homes. Rows of wooden posts intertwined with tree branches and straw give our furry restoration partners a solid foundation from which to start building their dams. We also Read More…

Fighting over dead salmon officially “overblown”

The Sun – Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent a letter to the Newsom administration over Oroville Dam. It appears the Feds are requesting corrective measures after flows from Oroville were cut by California’s Department of Water Resources, killing baby salmon in the Feather River. Fishing guides told The Sacramento Bee that thousands of baby salmon Read More…

California Department of Fish and Wildlife awards $13.4 million grant…

Citizens Journal – The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Watershed Protection District (WPD) is pleased to announce that a $13.4 million grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has been awarded for the construction of the Santa Ana Bridge Replacement. The funding of the grant, which will directly support critical ecosystem restoration in Ventura Read More…

Salmon merging onto new ‘highway’ in Seattle, complete with rest…

The Seattle Times – Next time you’re visiting Seattle’s downtown waterfront and gazing out across Elliott Bay toward the majestic Olympic Mountains, look down. You might see a shoal of silvery baby salmon, each about 3 inches long. You might also see a snorkeler counting fish, because University of Washington researchers are studying habitat improvements built along the city’s $410 Read More…