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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 7, 2005
Jan. 7, 2005

CORPS ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR NEW BIOLOGICAL OPINION
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week put its official stamp of approval on a set of coordinated actions that it and other federal agencies say will insure that Federal Columbia River Power System operations "are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of twelve listed and one proposed anadromous species…." Read More...  

NOAA MOVING FORWARD ON DRAFT SALMON RECOVERY PLANS
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST)
Rob Walton, NOAA Fisheries assistant regional administrator for salmon recovery, says his agency is stepping up efforts to gain the aid and advice of others in the region toward the goal of completing draft salmon recovery plans in each of six domains by December. Read More...  

FISH, WILDLIFE MANAGERS WORK ON PROJECT COSTS FOR RATE CASE
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST)
A Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority member work group has set about the task of "sizing" the ratepayer-funded fish and wildlife program so that it can offer its views on funding needs for the years beyond fiscal 2006. Read More...  

USFWS DIRECTOR MAKES IT OFFICIAL: NO SAGE GROUSE LISTING
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST)
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed its status review of the greater sage-grouse throughout its range and determined that the species does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act at this time, Director Steve Williams announced today. Read More...  

COURT FILING SEEKS WITHDRAWAL OF NOAA’S NEW BASIN BIOP
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST)
Fishing and conservation groups on Dec. 30 filed a “supplemental complaint” in federal court asking that NOAA Fisheries be ordered to withdraw its new biological opinion for the Columbia River federal hydropower system. Read More...  

LOCKE, COLVILLE TRIBES SIGN WATER RELEASE AGREEMENT
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST)
Washington Gov. Gary Locke, Colville Tribal Chairman Joe Pakootas and state Fish and Wildlife Director Jeff Koenings this week signed an agreement that will allow the state to obtain intermittent releases of water from Lake Roosevelt, when needed, from April to August each year. Read More...  

OREGON SEEKS COMMENTS ON DRAFT SAGE GROUSE PLAN
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife this week announced the
release of a draft plan for managing greater sage-grouse in Oregon.
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GAME MANAGERS HOPE TO RETURN MOUNTAIN GOATS TO GORGE
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to
reintroduce Rocky Mountain goats to the Columbia River Gorge with the
hope of sustaining a population there for the first time in nearly 200
years.
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NO-LIMIT RAINBOW HARVEST HELPS YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROATS
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST)
For the past few years Idaho Fish and Game has been working to slow the impact of non-native rainbow trout on native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the South Fork Snake River below Palisades Dam. Now anglers are lending a hand. Read More...  

USFWS ISSUES NEW RULE FOR STATE, TRIBAL WOLF MANAGEMENT
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a new regulation this week that expands the authority of states and tribes to manage gray wolves. Read More...  

 

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