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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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30 April 2020

Assessing the Status and Trends of Spring Chinook Habitat in the Upper Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek: Annual Report 2019

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is conducting a research, monitoring, and evaluation study designed to determine the effectiveness of aggregate restoration actions in improving freshwater habitat conditions and viability of ESA-listed spring Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus...

Seth White, Casey Justice, Lauren Burns, Ben Staton, David Graves, and Matthew Kaylor

1 July 2020

2019 Annual Report: Genetic Assessment of Columbia River Stocks

This project combines multiple inter-related studies from the Accords Agreement that address the following current and future objectives: 1) discover and evaluate SNP markers in salmon and steelhead and other anadromous fishes, 2) expand and create genetic baselines for multiple species including...

Jon Hess, Erin Collins, Stephanie Harmon, Rebekah Horn, Ilana Koch, Jeff Stephenson, Stuart Willis, and Shawn Narum

31 May 2020

Upstream Migration Timing of Columbia Basin Chinook and Sockeye Salmon and Steelhead in 2018

Between April 25 and October 12, 2018, we sampled Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) salmon as well as steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) at the Bonneville Dam Adult Fish Facility (AFF). Fish were measured for fork length, scales were...

Jeffrey Fryer, John Whiteaker, Denise Kelsey, and Jon Hess

7 February 2018

Influence of Landscape and Environment on Salmonid Genetics: 2017 Annual Report

This project addresses two objectives related to environmental and landscape features that contribute to population structure, life history diversification, and local adaptation of salmonids in the Columbia River. Objective 1) Environment & Landscape Genetics – Evaluate genetic structure of...

Shawn Narum, Zhongqi Chen, Amanda Matala, Andrew Matala, and Steven Micheletti

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