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Ocean Fishery Planning

Among the many duties of Fish and Wildlife Committee Members and CRITFC Commissioners are delegations where they are sent to participate in the work of the Pacific Salmon Commission and Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Pacific Salmon Commission deals with...

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Tribes Meet With EPA Administrator

Tribal leaders met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in the CRITFC commission chambers in Portland on April 15. Administrator McCarthy is President Obama’s chief environmental advocate. At the meeting, tribal leaders stressed their...

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Yakama Nation Floodplain Enhancement

by Laura Gephart, critfc watershed projects coordinator Willy Dick Creek, a tributary of Toppenish Creek, has four miles of available steelhead spawning habitat. The creek only produced an average of four ESA Middle Columbia River steelhead redds per year between 2006...

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River Forecast Spring 2015

by Kyle Dittmer, critfc meteorologist/hydrologist Rising rivers due to snowmelt is one of many cues that the Creator tells us that spring is here.  The normal pattern of rising spring river levels is a cue to salmon smolts to move downriver as fast as possible, which...

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Celilo Falls in Winter

A recent report from the US Army Corps of Engineers included a number of historical photos from along the Columbia River. Among them was this rare photograph of Celilo Falls during the winter. The photo was most likely taken in the late 1940s to early 1950s. (Photo...

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