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Latest CBB News > Archives > January 15, 2010
January 15, 2010

Council Endorses BPA Funding For $28 Million In Tribal 'Fish Accord' Projects
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Tuesday gave its endorsement to seven "accord" fish and wildlife projects that will absorb more than $28 million in funding over a 10-year span. Read More...  

Project Aims To Shed Light On Whether Steelhead Kelt Reconditioning Will Boost Listed Stocks
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week gave its blessing to a steelhead kelt "reconditioning" project with the hope that the strategy will be a helpful tool in efforts to restore a flagging Upper Columbia River steelhead stock. Read More...  

Idaho Set To Move Forward On Hatchery Plan To Increase Snake River Sockeye Smolt Production
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says it is ready to launch the three-step process that must be completed before it can build the hatchery needed to boost production of endangered Snake River sockeye to as many as 1 million smolts annually. Read More...  

Council's Economic Panel To Evaluate Possible Biological, Economic Costs Of Quagga, Zebra Mussels
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council's economic advisers will evaluate the possible economic and biological costs faced by the federal Columbia-Snake river hydro system and fish and wildlife if non-native quagga and/or zebra mussels invade the basin. Read More...  

Montana's Bruce Measure Named New NPCC Chair, Washington's Wallace Vice-Chair
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Montana's Bruce Measure on Wednesday was elected unanimously by members to serve as chair of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council during 2010. Read More...  

Forecast Center's Recent 'Final' Runoff Prediction Shows Storms So Far In Split-Flow Mode
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
A slow start to the 2009-2010 rain and snow season has forecasters predicting below average runoff to fill rivers, reservoirs and lakes during the spring and summer. Read More...  

USFWS Proposes New, Expanded Critical Habitat For Northwest Bull Trout
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new and expanded critical habitat designation for bull trout, the third designation in the last decade. Read More...  

EPA Announces New Regional Administrator For Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson this week announced the selection of Dennis J. McLerran to be the agency's regional administrator for EPA's Region 10. The region encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

Major Land Exchange Between Washington State Agencies Authorized
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The second phase of a major land exchange with the Washington Department of Natural Resources won approval by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week. Read More...  

Corps Seeks Comment On Plans To Repair Portions Of Jetties At Columbia River Mouth
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment of major repairs to portions of the jetties at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

 

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