eDNA and Lamprey Research and Monitoring
This document provides a reference for fisheries managers, biologists, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about environmental DNA (eDNA) and applying this technique to lamprey research and monitoring projects.
New Online 'Lampreys of Oregon' Brochure Published
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has published a new online brochure that showcases the State's 10 native lamprey species, from Pacific Lamprey to Miller's Lamprey.
4th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange Goes Virtual in 2021
In 2021, the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative's Lamprey Technical Workgroup will host a monthly (January-June) webinar series 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration required for each webinar.
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.
Monitoring and Minimizing Effects of Dredging on Lampreys
This document summarzes knowns and uncertainties regarding the effects of Human-Caused Substrate Disturbances (HSCD) on larval and juvenile lampreys, and provides best management guidelines for known HSCD to protect lampreys to the best extent possible. It is intended to be a “living document”, to be refined and revised as more is learned and additional case studies become available.
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recent initiative announcements
- FY22 RIP Project Proposal Process (learn more)
- BPA Guidance Documents (learn more) Meetings, Information Exchanges
• 2021 4th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange - Monthly Webinar Series: 2nd Tuesday of every month, January-June 2021, 11am-1pm Pacific Time. (Registration required for each seminar) • 2019 Lamprey Information Exchange • 2018 Lamprey Information Exchange • 2017 Pacific Lamprey Policy Five-Year Review and Lamprey Information Exchange
Notes From The Field
A paper published in Conservation Science and Practice in February 2021 by Dr. Benjamin Clemens and Christina Wang outlines ways to dispel misperceptions of native lampreys in the Pacific Northwest.
pacific lamprey in the news
September 11, 2019 - (KVAL-13) 'They're adorable': Meet the Pacific lamprey, Oregon's ancient fish
October 28, 2020 - (Oregon Public Broadcasting) Long thought extinct, lampreys return to Oregon's Miller Lake
February 11, 2020 - (The Guardian) Pacific lamprey project in peril after floods wash away hundreds of fish
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
The Cultural Importance of Pacific Lamprey to Tribes
Pacific lamprey are an important cultural and sustenance resource for the Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest. Lampreys have been harvested and used for ceremonies amongst the tribes for generations.