closeup of the head of a Northwest river lampreyIn Pacific NW Magazine, Sandi Doughton (@SandiDoughton) writes about Northwest Indigenous tribes are leading lamprey-restoration efforts via hatcheries and advocacy. The last century of dam-building, habitat destruction and even deliberate poisoning have inflicted major damage on these eel-like fish, but tribes’ work has finally started to pay off. Now, new research, funding, dam-reengineering and other efforts are underway to protect them. Her vivid story takes us on the scene of traditional harvests and cookouts and into ongoing research and preservation activities, and the piece opens our eyes to the wonders of these uncharismatic, complex and mysterious creatures. Photo by Jeffrey Lee via Wikimedia Commons