Snake River fall Chinook salmon are making an amazing resurgence. The return of adult fish from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho rivers in 2013 was 75,846 fish. Of these, 20,222 were wild fish, a remarkable 26,000% increase from 1990, when
The likelihood of future power shortages in the Pacific Northwest has declined over the last year, an analysis by the Council shows.
The efficiency of electricity use in the Northwest is improving – we are doing more with our power and using less to do it. And as an added bonus, the investments that utilities are making in energy efficiency are not
A revision of the largest regional fish and wildlife recovery program in the nation includes actions to improve ecosystem function, protect wild salmon and steelhead, eradicate invasive species, and restore fish runs to areas where fish passage has been blocked
At its April meeting, the Council began deliberations on the Draft 2014 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program in preparation for releasing it for 60 days of public comment by the end of the month or in early May.
If the best offense is a good defense, the Northwest is well on its way toward being ready in the event invasive freshwater mussels take hold in the Columbia River Basin, as they have in the Colorado River and some
Columbia River salmon and steelhead runs should range from average to record-breaking in 2014 depending on the species, fish managers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho reported to the Council in March. However, the drawdown of the reservoir behind the damaged
The Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program has a small but important role in a proposal to remove Oregon chub from the federal endangered species list, the first fish that would be delisted because it is considered recovered.
Survival of juvenile spring/summer Chinook salmon in 2013 in the Columbia and Snake rivers was above average and survival of juvenile steelhead was about equal to the long-term average, NOAA Fisheries, the federal fisheries agency, reported to the Council in