Upper Cowlitz River nutrient enhacement

For many people, the sight of dead fish in a river might raise an alarm bell. For Tacoma Power, however, that sight in the Cowlitz River basin means the potential for a generation of hearty juvenile salmon. Before leaving a river to go to the ocean, juvenile salmon grow by eating salmon carcasses, salmon eggs and macro invertebrates that eat salmon carcasses.
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Native and hatchery fish spawning

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Natural and hatchery fish spawning

What about adding steelhead?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

What about adding steelhead_

Why not transport more fish to the Tilton?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why not more fish in the Tilton_

Why do productivity tests?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why do productivity tests_

Why place wood debris in the river?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why place wood debris in river_

Why release coho to Riffe Lake

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why release coho to Riffe Lake_

Why take coho to food banks?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why take coho to food banks_

Why take steelhead to ponds?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Why take steelhead to ponds_

Will eagles have enough fish to survive?

Pat Frazier, WDF&W, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Will eagles have enough fish to survive_

Tilton River coho numbers

Mark LaRiviere, Tacoma Power, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Tilton River coho numbers

Will natural coho be harvestable?

Mark LaRiviere, Tacoma Power, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Will natural coho be harvestable_

Are juvenile collection counts high enough?

Mark LaRiviere, Tacoma Power, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Is juvenile collection high enough_

Juvenile fish collection background

Mark LaRiviere, Tacoma Power, responds to question at Nov. 20, 2007 Morton meeting.

Juvenile fish collection background

Upper Cowlitz coho recovery plan fact sheet

Here is the text of a fact sheet prepared by the Fisheries Technical Committee describing the Upper Cowlitz coho recovery plan. Read More. . .

Morton Public Meeting, Nov. 20

OLYMPIA - A new program for restoring naturally spawning coho salmon runs in the upper Cowlitz River will be the focus of a public meeting Nov. 20 in Morton.
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Area opens for wheelchair anglers on Cowlitz River

Action: Open a special wheelchair bound angler fishery.

Effective dates:
July 07, 2007 until further notice.

Species affected:
All species which are legal to retain in lower Cowlitz River.

Location:
At the mouth of the new hatchery outfall at the Cowlitz Trout hatchery within the 100" radius of the outfall within the special wheelchair accessible site which has been developed. (This area is currently closed by emergency rule to all citizen fishing).

Reasons for action: Wheelchair bound anglers have limited options for sport fishing opportunity. This site, developed by Tacoma Power, will provide much needed access.

Other information:
Fishers and designated harvesters must be present and participating in the fishery. Regulations will be posted on site.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers 696-6211