WSU ambassador, Lee Geist, shares his winter report from the Washington coast and provides his reflections on the current management quagmire.
On May 20, the Nez Perce Tribe announced their commitment to replace the electricity produced by the four lower Snake River dams.
Our Washington Coast Restoration Program, is working in coastal watersheds of the Evergreen State to remove or replace decrepit culverts and road crossings and other barriers to wild steelhead migration.
In 2020, the John Day Steelhead Project was able to successfully capture and acoustic tag 200 wild A-run summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam. Read more about the project and what is planned for this year.
Lower Snake Dam Removal campaign is seeking applicants for the new Snake River Ambassador Program.
On April 22nd, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 to end the hatchery summer steelhead program on the North Umpqua River after determining that the hatchery program presented an unacceptable risk to wild fish.
At one time, California’s Eel River once had incredibly abundant salmon, steelhead, and Pacific lamprey fisheries. But dams, major water diversions, legacy impacts from clearcut logging, and illegal cannabis cultivation have compromised the Eel’s productivity for salmonids and lamprey.