The 2019-2021 Flexible Spill Agreement called for increased spill to aid juvenile passage when power prices are low and reduced spill to allow additional power generation when prices are higher.
The plan calls for upgrading production facilities for coho and Chinook salmon with the goal of making the Yakima River the salmon 'workhorse' it once was, in the words of one Yakama Nation Fisheries scientist.
An unusual partnership among conservationists, farmers, and government agencies that allows irrigation diversions to leak into the ground for several months of the year is having a positive benefit for the iconic species.
Wildfires blackened 2.2 million acres of forest in the Northwest this fall, destroying or damaging homes, businesses, infrastructure and also fish and wildlife projects including wildlife areas and fish hatcheries.
ISAB says draft 2020 Comparative Survival Study is a wealth of information, but policymakers would benefit from a condensation of its conclusions.
Life cycle modelling using PIT tag data shows the fish remain at critically low numbers despite recovery effort.
The 31 Partnership Task Force members included tribes; conservation groups, river users, hydropower interests, and representatives of the four Northwest states.
The projects are part of the Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.
New federal law and permit allow states and tribes to remove more sea lions from the Columbia River, including Stellers, which can weigh more than a ton.
2020 has been a year of bad news, but the Clearwater steelhead return offers a bit of good news for the species and anglers.