New Avian Predation Plan Needed? Tribes Say Simply Moving Birds Around A Whack-A-Mole Exercise

In 2015, nearly half of steelhead smolts that began their journey to the ocean at Rock Island Dam on the upper Columbia River did not survive the onslaught of birds that feed on the smolts along the way, according to Blaine Parker, avian predation coordinator at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

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