California Creek, with Innovative Pacific Lamprey Passage Project, Recognized as 2020 Water to Watch
The National Fish Habitat Partnership is recognizing San Luis Obispo Creek in California, nominated by the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative, as a 2020 Water to Watch.
Zoo Celebrates Pacific Lamprey at World Rivers Day
The Oregon Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and many tribal partners will celebrate World Rivers Day, Sept. 29, 2019 with the official grand opening of the zoo’s Pacific Lamprey Exhibit.
New Oregon Zoo Exhibit Showcases Pacific Lamprey Conservation
The Oregon Zoo welcomed five new special guests on July 11, 2019, when Pacific Lamprey debuted as the centerpiece of an innovative new educational exhibit. Visitors can now learn about a fish whose prehistoric past predates dinosaurs and whose future depends on humans.
2018 Pacific Lamprey Assessment
This Assessment; identifies critical uncertanties regarding lamprey life history; tracks current knowledge of habitat requiriements, abundance, distribution; describes threats and factors for decline throughout its United States range.
Evaluating and Providing Passage for Adult Pacific Lamprey at Road Crossings
These Bonneville Power Administration-funded guidelines, developed in collaboration with the Adult Engineering and Passage Subgroup, are intended to raise awareness of adult Pacific Lamprey passage requirements and provide guidance for identifying barriers to the species and providing unimpaired passage at road crossings. Learn More.
View Other Initiative Updates
recent initiative announcements
- FY21 RIP Project Proposal Process (learn more)
- BPA Guidance Documents (learn more) Meetings, Information Exchanges
• 2021 Lamprey Information Exchange Workshop (January 12-14, 2021) • 2019 Lamprey Information Exchange • 2018 Lamprey Information Exchange • 2017 Pacific Lamprey Policy Five-Year Review and Lamprey Information Exchange
Notes From The Field
San Luis Obispo Creek's innovative lamprey passage project recognized as one of 10 National Fish Habitat Partnership 2020 Waters to Watch.
pacific lamprey in the news
April 24, 2020 - (KTBV-7/Boise) Nez Perce Tribe trying to reestablish eel-like fishes in Idaho river
June 15, 2018 - (EarthFix) Record Lamprey Return A Cultural Win For Native Tribes
November 2, 2017 - The Hidden World Of Oregon's Overlooked Falls (OPB)
July 2, 2017 - (SF Chronicle) A leap in lampreys: Unlovely fish make welcome comeback
May 8, 2017 - Salmon Superhighway effort aims to speed Pacific salmon recovery
Larval Pacific Lamprey
The recent discovery of new colonies of ammocoetes (larval lamprey) and macropthalmia (juvenile lamprey) were recovered after the removal of two major dams from local Pacific Northwest waterways.