Earlier this spring, the Yakama Nation contracted professional falconers to work with their fisheries staff to successfully delay the nesting of the Miller Rocks gull colony by several weeks.
While in Whitefish, Montana for their May meeting, Council members toured Hungry Horse Dam, Flathead Electric Co-op’s biomass project, and Sekokini Springs Hatchery.
Pacific lamprey—like salmon—are a significant fish for Northwest. At its May meeting, the Council was briefed on the region’s efforts support this distinctive species
The Upper Columbia United Tribes secured over $3 million in funding in the Washington State supplemental budget for salmon reintroduction in the upper Columbia.
On the ground results also point to the need for stable funding to sustain long-term benefits.
The Council has appointed Jennifer Light as interim director of power planning to replace Ben Kujala, who has taken a position starting in June with Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors.
Despite an overall bump in numbers, a decline is forecast for 2022
With the combined efforts of a community, the Clark Fork Delta River Project, part of the Council’s fish and wildlife program, has helped reduce erosion in the Clark Fork River delta in northern Idaho caused by water level fluctuations from
While we’re experiencing a temporary uptick in salmon numbers for now, in the long term, conditions will trend back down, highlighting the need for more information to make good decisions on where to focus recovery efforts.
Explore the history of the Council in interviews with Ed Sheets, founding Director of the Council; and Rick Applegate, early Fish and Wildlife Division Director