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  • Zoo Celebrates Pacific Lamprey at World Rivers Day

    Pacific lamprey at the new exhibit.

    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.

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  • New Oregon Zoo Exhibit Showcases Pacific Lamprey Conservation

    Kids at Oregon Zoo lamprey exhibit.

    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.

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  • 2018 Pacific Lamprey Assessment

    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. 

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  • Updated Passage Guidelines for Pacific Lamprey in Fishways

    A Pacific lamprey passage system

    The Pacific Lamprey Technical Workgroup has updated guidlines on modifications that can be made in existing, typical adult salmonid fishway designs to better accommodate and improve upstream passage for adult Pacific lamprey without compromising conditions for salmonids. 

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initiative Updates

2019 Lamprey Information Exchange Workshop

Registration is open! The 3rd annual Lamprey Information Exchange Workshop will be held in Vancouver, WA on December 12-13, 2019.

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recent initiative-related meetings

notes from the field

The Oregon Zoo celebrates Pacific lamprey at World Rivers Day, Sunday, September 29, 2019.
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