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Dec. 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Green Christmas trees, Salmon, Outside The Box Stars


Oct. 01, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Study: Hatchery Salmon Don't Harm Wild Runs

A new study out today concludes hatchery fish don't necessarily have a negative impact on wild fish when the two interbreed. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Hatchery reform, Salmon


Aug. 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Coho Swimming In Sunken Christmas Trees

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Salmon


Aug. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber Aims To Move Gill Nets Off Columbia

The Oregonian reports on a letter from Gov. John Kitzhaber to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in which he proposes moving non-tribal commercial gillnets off the Columbia River and into side-channel fishing areas. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, gillnetting, Salmon


June 01, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Saving More Than Just Salmon In The Columbia

Scientists who study the Columbia River estuary say salmon are hogging too much of the restoration spotlight. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Columbia River Basin, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Salmon


May 21, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Feeding Salmon Bycatch To The Hungry

A bill that passed in the 2012 Oregon Legislature promises to deliver more fish to the Oregon Food Bank. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Bycatch, Pacific whiting, Salmon


Jan. 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

New Plan Revives Obama's Salmon Joke

Remember that salmon joke Obama made in last year's State of the Union address? Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Barack Obama, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Salmon, State of the Union


Dec. 27, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How to turn your Christmas tree into salmon habitat

Wetlands restoration expert Doug Ray of Carex Consulting loves old, brown Christmas trees. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Green Christmas trees, Salmon


Nov. 07, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Deadly salmon virus found again in B.C. fish

The AP reports another case of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has been found in British Columbia – this time in wild Fraser River salmon. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Infectious Salmon Anemia, Salmon


Sept. 06, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Cooling off the Columbia: Can dams do more?

I talked with Dave Ponganis of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about how dams on the Columbia River affect water temperature and what his agency does to keep the water at cool enough for threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Dams, Salmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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