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
Three actions, funded with cost savings, aim to improve conditions for Pacific lamprey.
A 400-million-year-old species, Pacific lamprey, has cultural and environmental significance in the Columbia River Basin, where upriver populations have declined over time, in some rivers to zero. But research, artificial propagation, and dam-passage improvements for adult lamprey show promise of rebuilding the species.