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John Day Partnership Receives Grant To Pursue Restoration Of Native Fish Habitat Ridge To Ridge
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
A $4 million grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board will be used in a John Day Partnership “ridge top to ridge top” approach to restoration for native fish habitat in the John Day River basin. Read More...  

NW Power/Conservation Council Recommends BPA Funding For Pacific Lamprey Projects
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
In approving nearly $240,000 of Pacific lamprey projects for fiscal year 2019, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council also this week approved a pathway for future annual funding of up to $300,000 for projects proposed by the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative. Read More...  

Not Clear What Government Shutdown Might Mean For Council’s F&W Program Amendment Process Schedule
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
With federal partners on furlough due to the partial government shutdown, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee discussed whether it should alter its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program amendment schedule. Read More...  

Anticipating Lethal Removal Of Steller Sea Lions At Bonneville Dam, Funding Ok’d For Barge, Cages
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
With the passage of legislation that allows for the lethal removal of more sea lions in the Columbia River, states and tribes asked for funding to buy much larger equipment that will be used to remove steller sea lions at Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

A Wallowa Lake Dam Replacement Could Open Possibility Of Sockeye Salmon Reintroduction
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
In her 2020-2021 budget Oregon Gov. Kate Brown included $16 million to replace the Wallowa Lake Dam. If the proposal makes its way through the legislature, replacing the dam could pave the way for sockeye salmon reintroduction. Read More...  

Website Highlights Yakama Nation Salmon Recovery Efforts, Tracks Progress
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
A seven year web project funded by the Columbia Basin Fish Accords was highlighted at this week’s meeting of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Latest Numbers Show Cuts To BPA Fish and Wildlife Spending At $6.3 Million
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
Seeking to cut some $30 million from its future fish and wildlife expenses, the Bonneville Power Administration has completed its review of fiscal year 2019 programs, arriving at cuts to 35 programs totaling $6,391,576 along with more than $3 million from the Columbia River Fish Accords. Read More...  

Council Changes Leadership, Montana Member Jennifer Anders Named Chair
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
Jennifer Anders of Montana was unanimously elected this week to Chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, replacing outgoing chair Jim Yost of Idaho. The Council held the elections and made the transition to new officers at its meeting in Portland, Wednesday, Jan. 16. Read More...  

WDFW Commission Supports Crafting Fishing Seasons That Consider Orcas' Dietary Needs
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has signaled its support for state fishery managers' plans to consider the dietary needs of endangered orcas when they set this year's salmon-fishing seasons. Read More...  

Study Says ‘Natural Variability’ Since 1980s Offset Most Global Warming Impacts On Western Snowpack
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 (PST)
A new study has found that changes in the atmospheric circulation since the 1980s have offset most of the impact of global warming on winter snowpack in the mountains of the western United States. Read More...  
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