Conditions in the Pacific Ocean have been warm — which is bad for salmon. And although those conditions may now be changing this spring, the effects on Snake River salmon and steelhead could be felt for years. Idaho Fish and Game
Conditions in the Pacific Ocean have been warm — which is bad for salmon. And although those conditions may now be changing this spring, the effects on Snake River salmon and steelhead could be felt for years. Idaho Fish and Game
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April 21, 2016 10:38 PM

Warm Pacific continues to chop salmon numbers, affecting Idaho, Northwest

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."