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Salmon Camp 2015

Salmon Camp 2015

Twenty youth representing the four Columbia River tribes gathered on the Nez Perce Reservation at Camp Wittman July 13-17 for this year’s CRITFC Salmon Camp. The participants learned about salmon biology, stream ecology, tradtional tribal ecological knoweldge, and Nez...
Willamette Falls Lamprey Harvest 2015

Willamette Falls Lamprey Harvest 2015

With no obstructions all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Willamette Falls on the Willamette River in Oregon City, Oregon is one of the last major lamprey harvest sites left in the Columbia River Basin. Tribal fishers from the Warm Springs, Yakama, and Umatilla tribes...
Columbia River Sea Lion and Sea Problem

Columbia River Sea Lion and Sea Problem

A recent CRITFC survey of pinnipeds (sea lions and seals) in the lower Columbia River found this colony of about 6,400 harbor seals at the mouth of the river. The seals and sea lions are taking advantage of a high smelt run this year. It is unclear what the effects of...
Celilo Falls in Winter

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...
Restoring Habitat on the M. Fork John Day

Restoring Habitat on the M. Fork John Day

The Oxbow Conservation Area, located on the Middle Fork John Day River, exhibits critical habitat for Chinook salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout. Dredge mining severely channelized the riverbed in the 1940s leading to a straightened channel and disconnected floodplain....

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