Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

The family Salmonidae has a long history. It may go back 100 million years. Forty million years ago the earliest confirmed Salmonidae, a fish resembling a modern grayling, left its bones in lake sediments in British Columbia. Fifteen million years ago a six-foot stream-dwelling salmon with large curved breeding teeth known as the sabre tooth … Continue reading Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

2018 Conservation and Science Report Five

PERSPECTIVE Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Abundance The following links to graphs produced by Idaho Fish and Game track the run size of hatchery and wild salmon and steelhead passage above Lower Granit Dam, comparing it to recovery goal for these threatened species from the 1950s to 2017. The spring and summer chinook were protected through the … Continue reading 2018 Conservation and Science Report Five

Columbia River 2018 Wild Steelhead Migration Update

On August 3, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) to implementing protective angling regulations that provided a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and in the lower mile of the Deschutes River.  The Deschutes River plume creates a cold water refuge for … Continue reading Columbia River 2018 Wild Steelhead Migration Update

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

On August 3, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) to implementing protective angling regulations that provided a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and in the lower mile of the Deschutes River. The Deschutes River plume creates a cold water refuge for wild salmon and … Continue reading The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead