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Latest CBB News > Archives > January 16, 2009
January 16, 2009

Salmon Genetic Project Aimed At Improving Fisheries, Harvest Management
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
A $9.4 million genetic sampling project designed to better chart Columbia River basin salmon genetic diversity, stock composition, and stock specific run timing won the favor of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Thursday. Read More...  

EPA Report On Columbia River Toxic Contamination Offers 'Troubling News'
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
The first comprehensive look at toxic contamination throughout the Columbia River basin released Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency serves as a call to action to the public and governments. Read More...  

Basin 2008-2009 Water Supply Forecast Shows 88 Percent Of Average January-July
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
The Columbia River basin's wet season got off to an extremely slow start but has rallied in recent weeks thanks to a series of mostly southerly storms that have blanketed the lower Columbia and Snake river regions. Read More...  

NPCC Heads To Finish Line In Approving New Regional Fish&Wildlife Program
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council members this week entered the home stretch, still debating final strategies that will guide their Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for the next five years or longer. Read More...  

PCB-Contaminated Pacific Salmon Contaminating Region's Resident Killer Whales
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
A study published in the January edition of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry says that nearly 100 percent of pollutants found in chinook salmon were acquired while the fish were growing to adulthood in the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

Tribes' Researchers Using New Tools To Read Salmonids' Genetic Codes
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
A novel genetics technology being field tested by Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission researchers is envisioned as a new tool that could enable fishery managers to make sounder decisions, and make them more quickly than ever before. Read More...  

Idaho's Booth, Montana's Measure Re-Elected As Council's Top Officers
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
Idaho's Bill Booth was elected unanimously Thursday to serve a second one-year term as chairman of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Soot From Pollution Causing Early Winter Snowpack Runoff In Cascades, Rockies
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
Soot from pollution causes winter snowpacks to warm, shrink and warm some more. This continuous cycle sends snowmelt streaming down mountains as much as a month early, a new study finds. Read More...  

USFWS Once Again Puts Montana, Idaho Wolves On Path To ESA De-Listing
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
Wolves are once again on a path toward delisting in Montana and Idaho -- but not Wyoming. Read More...  

New Website Offers Information On Columbia Basin Predatory Waterbird Research
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (PST)
A new web page launched last week gives the public a broader view of investigations of predatory waterbird impacts on juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating from the Columbia/Snake River basin. Read More...  
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