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Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Maine: Orrington Dam Removal

Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Maine: Orrington Dam Removal

The wild atlantic salmon has been a special symbol for the people and cultures along the North Atlantic coast for tens of thousands of years. These fascinating fish are born in rivers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia… Continue Reading

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State of Salmon: Restoring a Washington Icon

State of Salmon: Restoring a Washington Icon

Salmon is an icon. It’s been part of the culture in the Northwest for thousands of years. They are such a beautiful creature. As 3 or 4 inch little fish, they leave the Pacific Northwest, go to Canada and Alaska,… Continue Reading

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YRBWEP to YBIP: Understanding the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan

YRBWEP to YBIP: Understanding the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan

NARRATOR: So what is the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan? It’s the third phase of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, or YRBWEP. After devastating drought in the 1970s, Congress authorized the YRBWEP Feasibility Study to find solutions to the… Continue Reading

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Whooshh: Fish Passage Experiment at Roza Dam

Whooshh: Fish Passage Experiment at Roza Dam

[music] Ray Decoteau: Right now, we’re testing a Whooshh system. Basically, it’s a tube system where we can transport live fish from one point to the other. [music] Walt Larrick: Reclamation, made a commitment to the Yakama Nation and to… Continue Reading

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Return to the Yankee Fork

Return to the Yankee Fork

[music] Jude Trapani: We’re on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River looking at a side channel habitat improvement project that was completed last fall in 2012. And we’re observing adult steelhead returning from the ocean. And they’re constructing their… Continue Reading

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Fish Grow On Trees: The Whitefish Island Project

Fish Grow On Trees: The Whitefish Island Project

[music] Brian Fischer: Fish grow on trees. [music] Jen Molesworth: The trees in the river provide habitat for fish, and that makes more fish. The dying salmon actually feeds the surrounding landscape. That helps grow the trees and the vegetation… Continue Reading

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Surveying for Salmon in the Grande Ronde Basin

Surveying for Salmon in the Grande Ronde Basin

[water flowing] [music] Nick Patricca: It’s pretty impressive when you see an adult chinook swim by and all of a sudden there’s a fish taking up your entire field of view. [music] Megan Venetianer: I am currently working with the… Continue Reading

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Revitalizing Rearing Habitat: The PS3 Side Channel Project

Revitalizing Rearing Habitat: The PS3 Side Channel Project

[music] Mike Edmundson: The Yankee Fork has a lot of history. There’s a lot that’s occurred here in terms of the dredge and gold extraction, and it grew Idaho’s economy and employed a lot of people. Bart Gamett: And so… Continue Reading

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Fish Passage Improvements to Columbia and Snake River Dams

Fish Passage Improvements to Columbia and Snake River Dams

[Sound of water pouring out of dam.] Narrator: You can’t see them, but inside this rushing column of Columbia River water are young salmon and steelhead, migrating downstream to the ocean. [Sound of rushing water.] On their journey to the… Continue Reading