Ancich Memorial Scholarship Applications Due June 1

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Regional Fisheries Coalition (RFC) announced that its annual Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship is again available for graduating high school seniors and college students. Applications for the scholarship are due June 1st. The Ancich Scholarship was created in 2011 by the RFC as a memorial

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Washington State’s Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups: Making a Real Difference for Salmon (and Orcas)

At 7pm on March 30, Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group Executive Director Jeanette Dorner will be giving a talk on what the Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups across the state are doing to make a difference for orcas, and about the group in Seattle’s backyard and how you can help. Salmon, the primary

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A Message from RFC Board President Larry Zalaznik

Dear Friends – As an avid fisherman, I have seen firsthand the impact of drought, fire, warming waters, and low river flows on salmon and steelhead making their way upstream to vital spawning grounds. Fish need a healthy ecosystem comprised of good water quality, streamside vegetation, and instream habitat for

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Nooksack SEA Completes Capitol Campaign

(Bellingham Herald) Community generosity helps NSEA buy permanent home, expand mission to restore salmon. The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) concluded its two-year, $1.2 million capital campaign after receiving a final significant gift from Phillips 66.

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New Study: Juvenile Fish Production on White Salmon River

(The Enterprise) If you remove it, they will come. That was the expectation among fish scientists as they contemplated the removal of the Condit Hydroelectric Project from the lower White Salmon River prior to the fall of 2011. The project and its appurtenances, including the massive concrete Northwestern Dam, were completely demolished

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White Salmon Tributary Lures Young Fish

(The Columbian) At the bottom of a compact, lush gorge, a handful of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey waved electronic wands through the waters of Buck Creek, a tributary of the White Salmon River, and netted as many juvenile fish as they could find. The work is part of a larger

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