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Feds Release Draft EIS For Guiding Columbia River Basin Harvest Actions 2018-2027
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
A draft environmental impact statement for proposed harvests of Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead in the future is out for review and comment. Read More...  

Oregon To Seek Permit To Lethally Remove Salmonid-Eating Sea Lions At Willamette Falls
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
Oregon will soon apply to NOAA Fisheries for a permit to add lethal removal to its pinniped management plan at Willamette Falls south of Portland. Read More...  

Pinniped Report: Sea Lions Leave Bonneville Dam With Likely High Salmon Predation Rate In Their Wake
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
After a month with the number of sea lions hanging out at Bonneville Dam to snack on salmon, steelhead and other available fish exceeding the 10-year average, the number fell to just one, according to a June 7 report. Read More...  

Invasive Northern Pike Spreading In Lake Roosevelt; Tribe Seeks Funds To Expand Removal Efforts
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
With the numbers of invasive northern pike expanding in areas of Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir backed up behind Grand Coulee Dam in northern Washington, the Spokane Tribe of Indians is seeking funds for additional gillnetting in the lake. Read More...  

Litigants In Salmon BiOp Case Working Together To Develop Court-Ordered Spill-For-Fish Plan In 2018
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
Federal dam operating agencies and advocates for more spill for fish are making progress on devising a 2018 spill plan at federal dams on the lower Snake and lower Columbia rivers, according to a status review submitted to U.S. District Court of Oregon last week. Read More...  

Council Report Details Bonneville Power Fish/Wildlife Costs For 2016: $621.5 Million
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
A review of the Bonneville Power Administration’s fish and wildlife costs for fiscal year 2016 is out for review. Fish and wildlife costs for fiscal year 2016 total $621.5 million, more than $100 million less than in FY2015. Read More...  

Receding Snowpack, Lower Flows Have River Managers Looking To Summer Operations
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
A creative spill operation at Little Goose Dam on the lower Snake River designed to urge spring chinook salmon to pass the dam ended Wednesday. Read More...  

Puget Sound Study: Pinniped Predation On Juvenile Salmon Making Salmon Recovery More Difficult
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
A complicated weave of protected species – both fish and mammals – in Puget Sound highlights the issues fish and wildlife managers face in recovery choices. Read More...  

Northwest U.S. House Members Urge Administration To Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
U.S. Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) were joined this week by U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Greg Walden (R-OR), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to commence negotiations with Canada over the Columbia River Treaty as soon as possible. Read More...  

Pacific Northwest Will Need To Add New Capacity By 2021 To Maintain Adequate Power Supply
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 (PST)
The Pacific Northwest's power supply is expected to be adequate through 2020, although the region will need to add new capacity by 2021 to maintain an adequate supply, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  
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