New NWIFC Magazine: Low snowpack concerns biologists

Our new magazine is available now. Among other stories, you can read about how tribes are preparing for this summer’s low flow due to critically low snowpacks:

“Snowpack helps retain groundwater,” said Joe Gilbertson, fisheries manager and biologist for the Hoh Tribe.

“We had historic low flows last summer and fall and now we’re starting the year with little to no snowpack,” he said. “Snowpack is particularly important higher in the watershed where groundwater helps feed tributary streams that are important to juvenile coho and steelhead rearing.

You can download our magazine (and about 20 years of archives) for free here.