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The scientists at CRITFC are constantly working on new research to further our understanding of salmon and their habitat. Below are the published papers and technical reports that summarize this work.

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3 March 2017

Are Recent Increases in Columbia Basin Natural-origin Steelhead Adult Return Abundance a Response to Restoration Actions?

Actions to improve freshwater habitat quantity and quality are widely recognized as essential to recovering Columbia Basin salmon populations listed under the Endangered Species Act. Efforts to quantify the effectiveness of these actions in improving salmon abundance and productivity are increasing,...

Bill Bosch. Acknowledgments: David Fast, Chris Frederiksen, Jeffery Trammel, Doug Hatch, Gabe Temple, Tim Ressigue, Shannon Adams, Scott Nicolai, John Marvin, Kelly Clayton, Brandon Rogers, Steve Parker, and Alex Conley.

15 November 2017

Relative Reproductive Success of Supplemented Upper Yakima River Spring Chinook - Preliminary Report for Broodyear 2007

The Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility (CESRF) operates integrated hatchery program for Yakima River spring Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, designed to test whether artificial propagation can increase natural production and harvest opportunities while keeping ecological...

Peter Galbreath, Ilana Koch, Shawn Narum, Kenneth Warheit, Todd Seamons, Todd Kassler, David Fast, William Bosch, Mark Johnston, and Charles Strom

1 April 2017

Habitat Characteristics and Fish Use of Cold-water Refuges in the Upper Grande Ronde River

Cold-water refuges in streams can provide critical rearing and holding habitat for fishes and other aquatic taxa, particularly in streams with stressful summer water temperatures. We used forward looking infrared (FLIR) imagery combined with field surveys to describe the distribution, physical...

Casey Justice, Dale McCullough, and Seth White

1 May 2017

Columbia River Basin Steelhead Kelt Reconditioning Research

Every spring, large numbers of post-spawning steelhead kelts migrate downstream throughout the Columbia River Basin (CRB), but few return as repeat spawners. Reconditioning of female kelts is being implemented as a recovery measure for ESA-listed CRB steelhead stocks. Downstream migrating kelts are...

Andrew Pierce, Doug Hatch, David Fast, Scott Everett, Matt Abrahmse, James Nagler, Laura Jenkins, Lea Medeiros, Lucius Caldwell, Timothy Cavileer, Neil Graham, Ryan Branstetter, Joseph Blodgett, William Bosch, Chris Frederiksen, Noah Jackson, and Thomas Tall Bull

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