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Columbia River Investigations Reports and Publications

Annual or final reports are available in .pdf format and may be directly downloaded.  This requires Adobe Acrobat.  Publications in journals cannot be downloaded; however, the complete citation is given for your reference.


Chum and Fall Chinook Salmon

Reports

Tomaro, L. M., W., Van der Naald, R. R. Brooks, T. A. Jones and T. A. Friesen. 2007. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville Dam. 2005-2006 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-000029512-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

 Van der Naald, W., C. Duff, T. A. Friesen, R. R. Brooks, and L. M. Tomaro. 2006. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 2004-2005 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-00004028-5, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., C. Duff, and R. Brooks. 2005. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 2003-2004 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-00004028-4, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., R. Clark, R. Brooks, and C. Duff. 2004. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 2002-2003 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-00004028-3, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., R. Clark, and B. Spellman. 2003. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 2001-2002 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-00004028-2, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., R. Clark, and B. Spellman. 2002. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 2000-2001 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-00004028-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., B. Spellman, and R. Clark. 2001. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary Dams. 1999-2000 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-15007-2, Bonneville Power Adminstration, Portland, Oregon.

Van der Naald, W., R. Clark and B. Spellman. 2000. Evaluation of fall Chinook and chum salmon spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary Dams. 1998-1999 Annual Report, BPA Report DOE/BP-15007-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.


Green Sturgeon in Oregon

Reports (PDFs)

Mallette, M.  2010. NOAA 2010 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 July 2010 through 31 December 2010 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2011a.  NOAA 2011 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 January 2011 through 30 June 2011 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2011b.  NOAA 2011 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 July 2011 through 31 December 2011 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2012a. NOAA 2012 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 January 2012 through 30 June 2012 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2012b.  NOAA 2012 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 July 2012 through 31 December 2012 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2013. NOAA 2013 protected species studies of green sturgeon along the west coast of the U.S. to guide the design and to implement a monitoring program to track coast-wide status and trends for future population viability assessments.  Report of progress for 1 January 2013 through 30 June 2013 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Farr, R. A., and Kern, J. C.  2005.  Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon.  Annual Progress Report.  Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Farr, R. A., and Kern, J. C.  2004.  Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon.  Annual Progress Report.  Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Farr, R. A., and T. A. Rien.  2003.  Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon.  Annual Progress Report.  Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Farr, R. A., and T. A. Rien.  2002.  Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon.  Annual Progress Report.  Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Farr, R. A., M. L. Hughes, and T. A. Rien. 2001. Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon. Annual Progress Report. Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Rien, T. A., L. C. Burner, R. A. Farr, M. D. Howell, and J. A. North. 2000. Green sturgeon population characteristics in Oregon. Annual Progress Report. Sport Fish Restoration Project F-178-R. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, Oregon.

Journal Publications

North, J. A., Farr, R. A., and P. Vescei. In Press. Meristic and morphological characters for North American and Asian forms of green sturgeon Acipencer medirostris with reference to white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus. Proceedings of the 4th International Sturgeon Symposium in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 8-13, 2001.

Erickson, D. E., J.A. North, J. E. Hightower, J. Weber, and Lauck. In press. Habitat use of green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris in the Rogue River, Oregon. Proceedings of the 4th International Sturgeon Symposium in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 8-13, 2001.


Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River

Reports

Takata, H. T., M. J. Reesman, G. E. Reed, L. D. Layng, and T. A. Jones. 2007. Development of a system-wide predator control program: indexing and fisheries evaluation. 2006 Annual Report. Contract DE-B1719-94BI24514, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland Oregon.

Reesman, M. J., T. A. Jones, M. W. Hutchinson, and T. A. Friesen. 2006. Development of a system-wide predator control program: indexing and fisheries evaluation. Report C in R. G. Porter, editor. Development of a system-wide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin. 2005 Annual Report. Contract DE-B1719-94BI24514, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Jones, T. A., J. A. Koloszar, M. J. Reesman, T. A. Friesen, and H. K Takata. 2005. Development of a system-wide predator control program: indexing and fisheries evaluation. Report C in R. G. Porter, editor. Development of a system-wide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin. 2004 Annual Report. Contract DE-B1719-94BI24514, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Takata, H. K., and J. A. Koloszar. 2004. Development of a system-wide predator control program: fisheries evaluation. Report C in R. G. Porter, editor. Development of a system-wide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin. 2003 Annual Report. Contract DE-B1719-94BI24514, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.

Takata, H. K., and T. A. Friesen. 2003. Development of a system-wide predator control program: fisheries evaluation. Report C in R. G. Porter, editor. Development of a system-wide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin. 2002 Annual Report. Contract DE-B1719-94BI24514, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon

Takata, H. K., and D. L. Ward.  2002.   Development of a system-wide predator control program: fisheries evaluation.   In R. Porter, editor.  Development of a systemwide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin.  Annual Report to Bonneville Power Administration.

Takata, H. K., and D. L. Ward.  2001.   Development of a system-wide predator control program: fisheries evaluation.   In F. Young, editor.  Development of a systemwide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin.  Annual Report to Bonneville Power Administration.

Zimmerman, M. P., T. A. Friesen, D. L.Ward, and H. K. Takata.  2000.   Development of a  system-wide predator control program: indexing and fisheries evaluation.   In F. Young, editor.  Development of a systemwide predator control program: stepwise implementation of a predation index, predator control fisheries, and evaluation plan in the Columbia River Basin.  Annual Report to Bonneville Power Administration.

Journal Publications

Beamesderfer, R. C. P., D. L. Ward, and A. A. Nigro.  1996.  Evaluation of the biological basis for a predator control program on northern squawfish (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) in the Columbia and Snake rivers.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53:2898-2908.

Friesen, T. A., and D. L. Ward.  1999.  Management of northern pikeminnow and implications for juvenile salmonid survival in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers.   North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:406-420.

Knutsen, C. J., and D. L. Ward.  1999.  Biological characteristics of northern pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers before and after sustained exploitation.   Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:1008-1019.

Parker, R. M., M. P. Zimmerman, and D. L. Ward.  1995.  Variability in biological characteristics of northern squawfish in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers.    Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:335-346.

Petersen, J. H., and D. L. Ward.  1999.  Development and corroboration of a bioenergetics model for northern pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) feeding on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:784-801.

Ward, D. L., J. H. Petersen, and J. Loch.  1995.  Index of predation on juvenile salmonids by northern squawfish in the lower and middle Columbia River, and in the lower Snake River.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:321-3334.

Ward, D. L., and M. P. Zimmerman.  1999.  Response of smallmouth bass to sustained removals of northern pikeminnow in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:1020-1035. 

Zimmerman, M. P.  1999.  Food habits of smallmouth bass, walleyes, and northern pikeminnow in the lower Columbia River Basin during outmigration of juvenile anadromous salmonids.   Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:1036-1054.

Zimmerman, M. P., and R. M. Parker.  1995.  Relative density and distribution of smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and walleye in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers.  Northwest Science 69:19-28.

Zimmerman, M. P., and D. L. Ward.  1999.  Index of predation on juvenile by northern pikeminnow in the lower Columbia River Basin from 1994-96.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:995-1007.


Eulachon

Reports

Mallette, M.  2012. NOAA 2012 protected species studies of eulachon smelt in Oregon and Washington.  Report of progress for 1 July 2012 through 31 December 2012 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2012. NOAA 2012 protected species studies of eulachon smelt in Oregon and Washington.  Report of progress for 1 January 2012 through 30 June 2012 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2011. NOAA 2011 protected species studies of eulachon smelt in Oregon and Washington.  Report of progress for 1 July 2011 through 31 December 2011 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2011. NOAA 2011 protected species studies of eulachon smelt in Oregon and Washington.  Report of progress for 1 January 2011 through 30 June 2011 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mallette, M.  2010. NOAA 2010 protected species studies of eulachon smelt in Oregon and Washington.  Report of progress for 1 July 2010 through 31 December 2010 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Howell, M. D. 2001. Characterization of development in Columbia River prolarval eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, using selected morphometric characters. Draft report by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon.

Howell, M. D., and N. Uusitalo. 2001. Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) studies related to lower Columbia river channel deepening operations. Annual Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon.

Howell M. D., M. D. Romano, and T. A. Rien. 2001. Outmigration timing and distribution of larval eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, in the Lower Columbia River, spring 2001. Draft report by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon.

Romano, M. D., M. D. Howell, and T. A. Rien. 2001. Use of an artificial substrate to capture eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) eggs in the lower Columbia River. Draft report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon.


Urban Streams

Reports

Koloszar, J. K., D. L. Ward, and A. L. Pribyl. 2006.    Surveys of fish species and habitat in Wilsonville streams. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Final Report to the City of Wilsonville

Pribyl, A.L., J.A. Koloszar, and D. L. Ward. 2004.    Abundance and distribution of fish species in West Linn streams, Final Report to City of West Linn, West Linn, Oregon.

Tinus, E. S., J. A. Koloszar, and D. L. Ward.  2003.    Abundance and distribution of fish in City of Portland streams, Volume 1. Final report to the City of Portland, Portland, Oregon.

Tinus, E. S., J.A. Koloszar, and D.L. Ward. 2003.    Abundance and distribution of fish in city of Portland streams, Volume 2. Final report to the City of Portland, Portland, Oregon.

Tinus, E. S., J. A. Koloszar, and D. L. Ward. 2003.    Abundance and distribution of fish in Clackamas County urban streams. Final report to Clackamas County, Clackamas, Oregon.

Graham, J. C., and D. L. Ward.  2002.    Distribution of fish in Portland tributary streams.   Final Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the City of Portland Endangered Species Act Program, Portland, Oregon.

Leader, K. A.  2002.    Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in the Tualatin River Basin.  Final Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Unified Sewerage Agency, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Leader, K. A. 2001.   Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in the Tualatin River Basin outside the urban growth boundary. Final Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Tualatin River Watershed Council, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Leader, K. A., and M. L. Hughes. 2000.   Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in the Tualatin River Basin outside the urban growth boundary. Annual Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Tualatin River Watershed Council, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Hughes, M. L., and K. A. Leader.  2000.    Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in the Tualatin River Basin.  Annual Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Unified Sewerage Agency, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Friesen, T.A, and M.P. Zimmerman.  1999.  Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in urban streams of North Clackamas County.  Final Report to Clackamas County Department of Utilities.  ODFW, Clackamas.

Ward, D.L. and Friesen, T.A. 1995.  Distribution of fish and crayfish, and measurement of available habitat in the Tualatin River Basin. Annual Report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Unified Sewerage Agency, Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

Journal Publications

Friesen, T. A., and D. L. Ward.  1996.  Status and condition of fish assemblages in streams of the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon.   Northwest Science 70:120-131.


White Sturgeon in the Columbia River

Reports

Kern, J. C., R. A. Farr, and T. A. Rien.   2002.  Evaluate the success of developing and implementing a management plan for enhancing production of white sturgeon in reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams.   Report A in D. L. Ward, editor.  White sturgeon mitigation and restoration in the Columbia and Snake rivers upstream from Bonneville Dam.  Annual Report by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Bonneville Power Administration.

Kern, J. C., T. A. Rien, and R. A. Farr.   2001.  Evaluate the success of developing and implementing a management plan for enhancing production of white sturgeon in reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams.   Report A in D. L. Ward, editor.  White sturgeon mitigation and restoration in the Columbia and Snake rivers upstream from Bonneville Dam.  Annual Report by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Bonneville Power Administration.

Burner, L. C, J. A. North, R. A. Farr, and T. A. Rien.  2000.  Evaluate the success of developing and implementing a management plan for enhancing production of white sturgeon in reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams.   Report A in D. L. Ward, editor.  White sturgeon mitigation and restoration in the Columbia and Snake rivers upstream from Bonneville Dam.  Annual Report by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Bonneville Power Administration.

North, J. A., L. C. Burner, and R. A. Farr.   1999.   Evaluate the success of developing and    implementing a management plan for enhancing production of white sturgeon in reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams.  Report A in D. L. Ward, editor.  White sturgeon mitigation and restoration in the Columbia and Snake rivers upstream from Bonneville Dam.  Annual Report by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Bonneville Power Administration.

Romano, M. D., and T. A. Rien. 2001. Columbia River white sturgeon monitoring study. Draft report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon.

Publications

Beamesderfer, R. C.  1993.  A standard weight (Ws) equation for white sturgeon.   California Fish and Game 79:63-69.

Beamesderfer, R. C. P., T. A. Rien, and A. A. Nigro.  1995.  Differences in the dynamics and potential production of impounded and unimpounded white sturgeon populations in the lower Columbia River.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:857-872.

Elliott, J. C., and R. C. Beamesderfer.  1990.  Comparison of efficiency and selectivity of three gears used to sample white sturgeon in a Columbia River reservoir.   California Fish and Game 76:174-180.

North, J. A., R. C. Beamesderfer, and T. A. Rien.  1993.  Distribution and movements of white sturgeon in three lower Columbia River reservoirs.  Northwest Science 67:105-111.

Rien, T. A., and R. C. Beamesderfer.  1994.  Accuracy and precision of white sturgeon age estimates from pectoral fin rays.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 123:255-265.

Rien, T. A., R. C. P. Beamesderfer, and C. A. Foster.  1994.  Retention, recognition, and effects on survival of several tags and marks for white sturgeon.  California Fish and Game 80:161-170.

Rien, T. A., and J. A. North. In Press. White sturgeon transplants within the Columbia River. In Van Winkle, W., P. J. Anders, D. H. Secor, and D. A. Dixon, eds. Biology, Management, and Protection of Sturgeons. American Fisheries Society Special Publication.


Willamette River

Reports

Friesen, T. A., editor. 2005. Biology, behavior, and resources of resident and anadromous fish in the lower Willamette River. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual (2000-2004) Report to the City of Portland.

Friesen, T.A., H.K. Takata, J.S. Vile, J.C. Graham, R.A. Farr, M.J. Reesman, and B.S. Cunningham. 2003. Relationships between bank treatment/nearshore development and anadromous/resident fish in the lower Willamette River. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual (2001-2002) Report to the City of Portland.

North, J.A., L.C. Burner, B.S. Cunningham, R.A. Farr, T.A. Friesen, J.C. Harrington, H.E. Takata, and D.L. Ward.  2002.   Relationships between bank treatment/nearshore development and anadromous/resident fish in the lower Willamette River. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual (2000-2001) report to the City of Portland.

Journal Publications

Farr, R. A., and D. L. Ward.  1993.  Fishes of the lower Willamette River, near Portland, Oregon.  Northwest Science 67:16-22.

Ward, D. L., A. A. Nigro, R. A. Farr, and C. J. Knutsen.  1994.  Influence of waterway development on migrational characteristics of juvenile salmonids in the lower Willamette River, Oregon.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 14:362-371.

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