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Lamprey Technical Workgroup

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The Lamprey Technical Workgroup (Workgroup) is a technical advisory committee of the Conservation Agreement for Pacific Lamprey in the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

  • History of the Workgroup

    As part of a 1995 action by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Columbia River Basin Pacific Lamprey Technical Workgroup (Workgroup) was established to serve and guide coordination activities for new and existing lamprey projects funded, or proposed for funding through the Bonneville Power Administration. Eventually, the need for guided and coordinated lamprey research extended beyond the scope of the Workgroup. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) encouraged coordination of lamprey research through the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA), whose mission was to coordinate and promote effective protection and restoration of fish, wildlife, and their habitats in the Columbia River Basin. In November 2003, the Workgroup was officially established as a subcommittee under the Anadromous Fish Committee of CBFWA. (Read more)

  • Current Roles and Responsibilities

    The Workgroup is a committee of the Conservation Agreement for Pacific Lamprey in the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California (Agreement). The Agreement also includes a Policy Committee, a Conservation Team, and a number of Regional Management Unit (RMU) groups . The Workgroup communicates and coordinates directly with both the Conservation Team and with RMU groups on technical lamprey issues.(Figure 1).

  • The Workgroup acts as an advisory group to the Conservation Team. It receives technical questions on topics affecting lamprey such as adult and juvenile passage, contaminants and dredging impacts. The Workgroup also provides technical support to the RMU groups and may respond to requests for technical input and expertise from outside entities.  The Workgroup consists of several subgroups:

      • • Juvenile entrainment and dredging investigations
      • • Tagging
      • • Genetics and eDNA
      • • Adult passage
      • • Climate change
      • • Restoration
      • • Contaminants
      • • Critical uncertainties
      • • Passage metrics
      • • Ocean Phase
      • • OIther lamprey species
Last Updated: July 2, 2019
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