Tracking antenna set up along Salmon, Lemhi rivers to spy on baby…

Post Register – Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before heading off to the ocean. Like collaring grizzly bears or wolves only on a miniature scale, tiny radio tags the size of Tic Tacs are implanted into 4-inch-long pre-smolt fish so that biologists can track Read More…

Fish passage improvements made on Rohner Creek

Redwood Times – Fish habitat improvement and flood control projects on two Fortuna creeks are almost complete, after a busy summer of activities that at times restricted traffic on both 12th Street and South Fortuna Boulevard. The fish passage improvement project on Rohner Creek included numerous improvements to the culvert and stream channel at 12th Street. “The project includes a Read More…

Japan removing dams for salmon river restoration

Seafood Source – Japan is enthusiastic about the UNESCO World Heritage List, seeing it as a major tourist draw. This enthusiasm is the major impetus toward an effort to restore the viability of several prime salmon rivers in the country's north. Approving sites for the UNESCO World Heritage List often comes with requirements, such as restoring or protecting historic or natural features Read More…

Irrigation Canals Are Trapping Fish; Screens Could Prevent That

Wyoming Public Media – Throughout the West, water delivery systems have been developed for a number of purposes, including agriculture. But sometimes those solutions can lead to problems for fish. One Trout Unlimited chapter is dedicated to saving fish from getting stuck and dying in irrigation canals. On a warm Sunday morning in October, I trailed behind a man with a big, boxy-looking Read More…

Survival of the biggest

Herald and News – Most of the Klamath Basin suckers testing the waters of Upper Klamath Lake this summer in floating net pens are thought to have died during a federally-funded summer pilot project. When U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visited the pens on the lake last week to release them into the wild, 10 of the 1,000 endangered fish were found alive, according to Evan Childress, Read More…

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board award includes $80,000 in Salmon…

Headlight Herald – The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) selected Tillamook Estuaries Partnership to receive a Salmon License Plate grant at their Oct. 15-16 board meeting in Condon. The “Peterson Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Improvement Project” will replace a fish barrier with a bridge on Peterson Creek, a tributary of the Miami River that provides important habitat for Read More…

New fish detection system installed on Marsh Creek

East Idaho News – Idaho Fish and Game’s wild salmon and steelhead monitoring staff, with funding from Bonneville Power Administration, recently improved the department’s wild steelhead monitoring infrastructure with a fish-detection system – called a PIT array – that was installed into Marsh Creek, which is a tributary to the Middle Fork Salmon River. This adds another stream to Read More…

Can decade-old Owyhee Initiative model bring peace among adversaries…

The Olympian – Owyhee County rancher Chris Black says his life and his business has improved since the day Wilderness Society Director Craig Gehrke walked into his kitchen seeking his support. Together, along with Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo, they passed legislation protecting wilderness and ranching a decade ago, creating a model that transformed public lands management. The same Read More…

Program on historic salmon runs in the Upper Klamath Basin to be…

Herald and News – The history of salmon runs in the Upper Klamath Basin will be examined in a program on Thursday, Oct. 24, sponsored by the Klamath County Historical Society. The free program will be presented at 7 p.m. in the back meeting room of the Klamath County Museum, at the corner of Spring and Wall streets. John Hamilton, a retired fish biologist for the U.S. Read More…

Sockeye salmon to return to Okanagan Lake for first time in over 50…

Global News – For the first time in decades, spawning sockeye salmon will return to Okanagan Lake. A fish ladder, left inoperable after the Penticton dam was built in the 1950s, has been restored by the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Last week, a crane was used to remove a wooden gate blocking off the narrow concrete passage and opening the way for fish to get Read More…