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Our students engage in hands-on learning, in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. They are guided by faculty with specialties across multiple disciplines.

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We work with regional, national and international groups to find science-based solutions that preserve aquatic systems and surrounding communities.

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We conduct basic and applied research using the newest tools and technology to address our changing climate and its impact on aquatic systems.

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SAFS students work alongside talented peers and faculty to engage in a rigorous and inclusive learning environment. Join us to connect with some of the best minds and immerse yourself in cutting-edge scientific research.

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Thomas Quinn Releases Second Edition of Heralded Book, The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout

The updated version, contains brand new photos and information about the life cycles of these marvelous fish in freshwater and marine environments.

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The recovery of whooping cranes is threatened by black fly harassment

Whooping Cranes are highly endangered. To improve their recovery chances, a new migratory population was reintroduced into the wild in 2001, but their hatching success has been very low. 

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Restoration of mountain whitefish to the upper Cedar River

Dams and river crossings often block the migration routes of stream-dwelling fish in addition to their better-known effects preventing salmon from spawning in upper river reaches. 

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