BOATER ALERT: We will be installing a rotary smolt trap on the White Salmon River in late March, 2017 which will be in the river until June. Boaters should use extreme caution near the trap. The trap will be located on river left, at river mile 1.4 near the “White
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Mid-Columbia Fisheries is pleased to announce that Merritt Mitchell Wajeeh has joined our staff in a brand new position as Lower Yakima Basin Project Manager. Merritt comes to us with more than 20 years of professional experience in water quality, project management, community relations, and entrepreneurial endeavors. She lives and
We have a new webpage for the Bateman Island Causeway & Yakima Delta Assessment; click here to be directed to the page.
In late June, Mid-Columbia Fisheries welcomes ten new interns from Central Washington University. The students will be helping with a variety of tasks, including: stream surveys, project development, monitoring relocated beavers, project stewardship, environmental outreach, and removing rock dams that block fish passage. Each intern will volunteer a minimum of
In June Legends Casino awarded a grant of $3,000 to Mid-Columbia Fisheries to support backyard buffers. These projects are small-scale undertakings with willing landowners to establish native plants along salmon streams and rivers to improve fish habitat and water quality. Crew member installs native plants as part of a backyard
The Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board held their Annual Meeting on May 21, 2015. The Recovery Board presented Mid-Columbia Fisheries their Partner of the Year award for “always being available to help figure out challenging habitat projects, their excellent track record of creating partnerships that match the strengths
After reviewing public comments, Mid-Columbia Fisheries has finalized a document outlining an approach to fish habitat conservation on the lands formerly affected by Condit Dam along the lower six miles of the White Salmon River . The approach document will be provided to decision makers to inform future conservation actions