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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11 January 2019
The Kelt Reconditioning and Reproductive Success Evaluation Project is a research, monitoring, and evaluation (RM&E) uncertainties category project funded through the Columbia Basin Fish Accords. The objectives are to evaluate methodologies to produce viable artificially reconditioned repeat...
18 December 2018
Conservation Planning for Climate Change Impacts to Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Columbia River Basin
This assessment considers the vulnerability of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and their vulnerabilities to climate change impacts in the Columbia River Basin. We also explore potential strategies for resource managers to mitigate for these vulnerabilities. A three-step decision support...
14 November 2018
Early Observations from Monitoring of a Reintroduction Program: the Return of Sockeye Salmon to a Nursery Lake of Historical Importance
The historical distribution of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the Columbia River Basin has been constrained by the species dependence on nursery lakes for juvenile rearing. Several productive lake systems that were impounded by dams during the last century lead to the extirpation of...
9 November 2018
Estimation of the Effective Number of Breeders for Warm Springs River Spring Chinook Salmon - Broodyears 2015 and 2016
Spring Chinook Salmon spawning in the upper Warm Springs River basin have demonstrated a relatively sudden increase in the ratio of annual adult escapement to total redd count. Prior to 2010 the ratio averaged 4 fish per redd, but since then the average jumped to 12 fish per redd. The recent high...