Fish

Warming western river systems

COLORADO—What will the future hold for western river systems and the cold-water species that depend on them? To answer this question, scientists at the Rocky Mountain Research Station compiled temperature records from nearly 400 monitoring sites along large rivers in the northwestern United States. “Global warming of salmon and trout rivers in the northwestern U.S.: Road to ruin or path through purgatory,” recently published in Transactions of th

Subsistence partnership monitors sockeye count

ALASKA—For millennia, the subsistence harvest of salmon has been central to the culture and economy of Southeast Alaska’s people. It takes careful and informed management of salmon stocks to ensure the needs of local residents are met while preserving the productivity of the resource for future generations. To meet this challenge, the Forest Service is working with local tribal organizations and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on a number of salmon stock assessment projects throughout Tongass National Forest.