Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Posts tagged "Salmon recovery"
Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

By Marcy Stamper
It’s a 150-mile swim from Wanapum Dam to Winthrop, but fish biologists in the Methow Valley are keeping careful tabs on proposed fixes that will enable salmon to get through when the first spring Chinook reach the dam next month, en route …
Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

By Ann McCreary A project designed to restore salmon habitat by re-creating a historic side channel of the Methow River northwest of Twisp is expected to get underway this summer. The “1890s Side Channel Restoration” project will restore a channel that once carried water along the valley wall parallel to Highway 20 north of Twisp....

Salmon recovery: County gets answers, but questions persist

By Marcy Stamper
Although the Okanogan County commissioners learned a lot about enhancing habitat for endangered fish, volunteer efforts that reduce erosion, and upgrades to fish screens that benefit …

Three Methow rivers get $1.1 million for salmon recovery

The three projects sharing $1.1 million in salmon recovery grants from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board in Okanogan County are in the Methow Valley. Okanogan County received the 11th-largest amount out of a total $42 million being awarded by the state. The largest award, more than $6 million, went to Snohomish County. Funding for...
Survey: Too early to say if liability law has affected salmon projects

Survey: Too early to say if liability law has affected salmon projects

By Marcy Stamper
Survey says: A new law limiting liability for owners of riverfront property who allow habitat projects to be built on their land has not had a major impact on these projects.