California Court Approves Owens River Gorge Water Flow Agreement

January 23rd, 2015

After decades of court proceedings, the Owens River Gorge has begun to receive additional water to help restore historic fish populations and increase fishing opportunities. The Mono County Superior Court recently approved an agreement between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mono County, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The agreement […]

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New York Great Lakes Action Agenda Workshops

January 23rd, 2015

New York Sea Grant and NYSDEC’s Great Lakes watershed program are hosting a series of public workshops across New York’s Great Lakes basin to provide information on the Great Lakes Action Agenda, to discuss the proposed strategy for implementing the Agenda, and to seek input on priorities for achieving watershed health across the region. The […]

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Yellowstone River Oil Spill 2015

January 23rd, 2015

On January, 17th, 2015, an oil spill occurred on the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana. The spill originated from Bridger Pipeline’s Poplar Pipeline system located about 9 river miles upstream of the City of Glendive. At approximately 10:30 am on Saturday, workers at the pipeline’s control room shut down the pipeline after detecting a pressure […]

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Alaska Dolly Varden Feeding Behavior Study

January 19th, 2015

The Dolly Varden, a species of char common in southeast Alaska, adjust their migrations to keep feasting on salmon eggs even as the timing of salmon spawning varies, according to a recent study. The Dolly Varden’s secret appears to be that instead of taking its migration cues from environmental variables such as water temperature or […]

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California Veterans Fisheries Corps Program

January 19th, 2015

The Veterans Fisheries Corps Program provides veterans with training and natural resources work experience restoring fish habitat and conducting research and monitoring. The program began in 2012 through a partnership between the California Conservation Corps (CCC), NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Forest Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The program assists with salmon […]

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