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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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11 January 2019

Kelt Reconditioning and Reproductive Success Evaluation Research – 2017 Annual Technical Report

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...

Doug Hatch, Ryan Branstetter, Jeff Stephenson, Andrew Pierce, Jeremiah Newell, William Bosch, Neil Graham, Lea Medeiros, Laura Jenkins, Brian Hoffman, Jana Vrtelova-Holbert, Tim Cavileer, James Nagler, Chris Frederickson, Joe Blodgett, David Fast, Micheal Fiander, Robert Lessard, John Whiteaker, Scott Everett, and Rebecca Johnson.

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...

Seth White, David Graves, Dianne Barton, and Laura Gephart

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...

Andrew Matala, Shawn Narum, Brian Saluskin, Mark Johnston, Jeremiah Newell, David Fast, and Peter Galbreath

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...

Peter Galbreath, Ilana Janowitz-Koch, Graham Boostrom, and Cyndi Baker

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