Much has been tried over the last two decades to help adult Pacific lamprey pass upstream over the Columbia River's major hydroelectric projects. Yet the best way to get these eel-like fish back to the deep interior reaches where they once thrived is almost as mysterious as this ancient spec… Read more

A fast-moving wildfire threatening the power supply to Dworshak Dam prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop alternative plans to prevent water in the Lower Granite Dam fish trap from getting too warm in the event of a power outage. The alternative plans involved spilling extra c… Read more

NOAA Fisheries announced plans on July 23 to spend nearly $13 million on habitat restoration projects throughout the country, $3.1 million of which will go to eight projects in Oregon and Washington, from 31 that received awards from the Community-Based Restoration Program. Read more

Following a request from Bonneville Power Administration to keep its fiscal year 2022 and 2023 budgets flat, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council reduced its 2022 budget by $100,000 and its forecasted 2023 budget by $150,000 at the Aug. 12 meeting. Read more

Jim Yost and Jeffery Allen, Idaho members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, urged U.S. congressional staff from the state to find funding for capital improvements to Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatcheries during a recent congressional staff tour of the Sawtooth Hatcher… Read more