Improved Ocean Conditions Giving A Boost To ESA-Listed Willamette Wild Winter Steelhead

May 31st, 2024

A threatened run of wild steelhead thought to be at a high risk of extinction in 2017 is making what could be a dramatic comeback in Oregon’s Willamette River. The comeback is mostly due to better ocean conditions and fewer sea lions feeding on the fish at Willamette Falls, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Upper Columbia River Tribes Report Progress To Re-Introduce Salmon Upstream

May 31st, 2024

With a promised $200 million from the Bonneville Power Administration and nearly $100 million from other federal agencies and the state of Washington, Upper Columbia River tribes are moving into Phase II of a twenty-year effort to bring salmon back to blocked areas upstream of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.

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