Fish

Wildfire kills Klamath fish: ‘Everything that’s in there is dead.’
Wildfire kills Klamath fish: ‘Everything that’s in there is dead.’
Landslides of ash have poisoned tens of thousands of fish in the already-imperiled river.
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
Chaotic salmon returns leave some Alaskans with an abundance of salmon, and others with none.
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The invasive emerald ash borer threatens the state’s salmon habitat, urban forests and agency budgets.
Brine shrimp by the billions in the Great Salt Lake
Brine shrimp by the billions in the Great Salt Lake
Why is this shrimp fishery nearly conflict-free?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
Genetic techniques turn up new species – and help conservation
Genetic techniques turn up new species – and help conservation
The discovery of a small fish in Montana and Idaho may have big implications.
A Japanese fly-fishing art comes to life
A Japanese fly-fishing art comes to life
Centuries-old tenkara is becoming a hit on streams in the American West.
49 trout streams of southern Colorado
49 trout streams of southern Colorado
A review of the guidebook 49 trout streams of southern Colorado
The great Flathead fish fiasco
The great Flathead fish fiasco
State and tribes disagree over how to tackle an exotic species' takeover of a Montana lake.
Location matters in the war on lake trout
Location matters in the war on lake trout
These fish aren’t only in low-elevation lakes.
Hard lessons from the mighty salmon runs of Bristol Bay
Hard lessons from the mighty salmon runs of Bristol Bay
The world’s longest ongoing salmon research reveals the astounding complexity of wild ecosystems -- and how easily it can be lost.
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
Can pallid sturgeon hang on in the overworked Missouri River?
Can pallid sturgeon hang on in the overworked Missouri River?
In the dam-locked Upper Missouri, scientists search for signs that the ancient species hasn't reached the end of its line.
Re-watering Nevada’s dying Walker Lake
Re-watering Nevada’s dying Walker Lake
Walker Lake in northwestern Nevada has been dying for years, but locals and government officials are determined to restore it.
Columbia Basin (Political) Science
Columbia Basin (Political) Science
Some fisheries scientists and environmentalists say the Bonneville Power Administration has had an unhealthy influence on salmon research in the Northwest.
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
Ted Williams finds it more than ironic that Dick Cheney -- a well-known foe of fish and rivers -- was invited to speak at a fly-fishing museum.
A River Once More
In Oregon, a revolutionary community alliance is working to put water – and steelhead trout – back into the Deschutes River
County and Forest Service bury the shovel
Elko County, Nev., has made an agreement with the Forest Service to end the long-running fight over a dirt road in Jarbidge Canyon on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Hobby miners flock to public streams
Amateur gold prospectors are invading the West’s publicly owned streams, and environmentalists say the hobby’s popularity threatens fish and the environment
Columbia River dams revived
In Washington, tribes have been shut out of a plan for new Columbia River dams that are being touted as good for salmon as well as farmers
Trouble in the Delta
The San Francisco Bay-Delta Authority votes to disband, even as the Bay-Delta itself -- beset by high water exports, disappearing fish and declining water quality – may be dying
Tiny stream invaders may harm Western trout
The tiny New Zealand mud snails that are rapidly invading the West’s waters may pose a threat to the region’s trout
Lewis and Clark trout at 200
The writer hails the cutthroat trout, a fish that Lewis and Clark enjoyed eating 200 years ago
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