Since 1998 the Columbia Basin Bulletin has been a
stakeholder information tool funded by the Bonneville Power Administration as a
project under the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Columbia River Basin
Fish and Wildlife Program.
Last summer BPA informed myself and the Council that it will
be terminating funding for the CBB, as part of the agency's cost-cutting efforts, because it
does not provide “direct fish benefits.” That funding is coming to an end in
the coming weeks.
But the CBB is not going away.
We will keep you informed about future plans. It’s my belief
that considering the ongoing and upcoming processes – new federal biological
opinion for basin salmon and steelhead, the Council writing a new Basin Fish
and Wildlife Program, hatchery vs. wild litigation, important research and many
other issues – the need for information provided by the CBB continues.
In addition, over the last 20 years the CBB has accumulated
Archives that for readers are the most extensive record of Columbia River Basin salmon and
steelhead recovery efforts, and related issues.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to call me
at 541-312-8860 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia Basin Bulletin