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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan 21, 2000
Jan 21, 2000

1. PLAN SET TO EVICT RICE ISLAND TERNS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will harass Caspian terns on Rice Island
in the Columbia River estuary this spring so that no terns will nest on
the island.
The new plan to remove terns from the island will use humans to ensure
the birds move downstream so they feed less on salmon smolts and more on
other types of fish.
In 1999, a plan to encourage at least some of the 9,500 nesting pairs
of terns on the island at river mile 21 to move to East Sand Island, 17
miles downstream, ...
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2. BASIN FORUM COMMITTEE BACK ON TRACK
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia Basin Forum Committee this week met for the first time
in three months, setting for itself an ambitious agenda to begin its policy
level exploration of the regions four Hs -- hydro, harvest, habitat and
hatcheries
This was its ninth meeting since March 1999, but the first since October,
when it nearly decided to disband. Stan Grace, Montanas representative
to the Forum and one of Montanas Northwest Power Planning Council members,
declined to attend the meeting, ...
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3. MEETINGS SET ON FEDERAL RECOVERY DOCUMENTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The federal caucus will be taking its developing salmon recovery products
on the road next month, spotlighting Corps of Engineers study of Lower
Snake River hydrosystem configuration options; a Phase 1 study of John
Day Dam drawdown; the multi-agency "All H's" recovery plan; and other documents.
The effort to educate the public about those processes begins Feb. 3
in Portland and touches down in 12 other locations in Idaho, Montana, Alaska,
Oregon and Washington over the following five ...
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8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Separate sessions beginning at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.
(503) 256-5000
-- Feb. 8
Spokane, Wash.
DoubleTree Hotel
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322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Grand Ballroom
(509) 455-9600
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12 noon
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
-- Feb. 10
Lewiston, Idaho
Williams Conference Center
8th Avenue 6th St.
Selway River Room & Snake River Room
(208) 799-2357
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12 noon
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
--Feb. 15
Astoria, Ore.,
Clatsop County Fair Grounds
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92937 Walluski Loop
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Multi-Purpose Arena/Exhibit Hall
(503) 325-4600
5 p.m.
-- Feb. 17
Tri-Cities (Pasco), Washington
DoubleTree Hotel
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2525 North 20th Ave.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Medallion 1 & 2
(509) 544-3934
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12 noon
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
-- Feb. 23
Boise, Idaho
Centre on the Grove
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850 West Front St.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Summit & Flying Hawk Eyrie
(208) 336-8900
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12 noon
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
-- Feb. 29
Seattle, Wash.,
Seattle Center
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200 Thomas St.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Seattle Center Pavilion
(206) 684-8582
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12 noon
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
-- March 1
Kalispell, Mont.
Outlaw Inn
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1701 Highway 93 South
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Winchester Room & Colt 44 Room
(406) 755-6100
6 p.m.
-- March 2
Missoula, Mont.,
DoubleTree Hotel
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100 Madison
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Blackfoot Room & Bitterroot Room
(406) 728-3100
6 p.m.
-- March 7
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Shilo Inn
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780 Lindsay Blvd.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Yellowstone Room & Grand Teton Room
(208) 523-0088
5 p.m.
-- March 7
Sitka, Alaska
Westmark Hotel
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330 Seward St.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Conference Room 1 & Lobby
(907) 747-6241
5 p.m.
-- March 8
Juneau, Alaska
Centennial Hall Convention Center
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101 Egan Drive
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Sheffield Ballroom 1, 2
(907) 586-0485
5 p.m.
-- March 8
Twin Falls, Idaho
Westin Plaza
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1350 Blue Lakes Blvd. N.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Blue Lakes Room & Teton-Flawteeth Room
(208) 733-0650
5 p.m.
Regarding the Councils process, a schedule distributed last week sets
an April 18 deadline for recommending amendments to the Council's fish
and wildlife program. Comments will then be solicited on the proposals,
with the comment period closing May 17. A draft program would be produced
by June 27-28 with public hearings and consultations ensuing. The Council
targets its Aug. 29-30 meeting for final adoption of the ...
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4. CORPS TO CREATE MAINSTEM SALMON HABITAT
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
About 13 miles of salmon spawning and rearing habitat in the lower Columbia
River estuary could be recovered if improvements suggested by a U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers environmental assessment are approved.
Improvements to the Westport Slough are proposed at about river mile
50 near Clatskanie, Ore. The Corps wants to remove a levee plug at the
head of the slough, an action that would restore the sloughs connection
between the Columbia River, Westport and Beaver sloughs and the ...
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5. CBFWAS SUBBASIN EFFORT REDIRECTED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The beginnings of a Columbia Basin subbasin planning effort were redirected
last week following Northwest Power Planning Council members' grumblings
that the process' grass roots have not branched out to include land managers
and other local entities.
The direction came as the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority's
executive director, Brian Allee, offered a progress report on his organization's
expected subbasin planning work products. CBFWA represents federal, state
and tribal fish
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6. ADULT PASSAGE STUDY FUNDING IN LIMBO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Objections from Idaho and Oregon fish and wildlife officials have left
in question planned pilot studies intended to explore impacts of dam passage
on adult salmon's survival and reproductive success.
The two studies related to adult passage through the federal Columbia
River hydrosystem were late additions to the fiscal year 2000 research
program. They were developed in part due to criticism in a 1999 Independent
Scientific Advisory Board report that certain adult passage issues were
not
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7. NMFS SEES SALMON RECOVERY STAFF CHANGES
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Key positions in the National Marine Fisheries Service's salmon recovery
staff hierarchy will witness change due to personnel shifts and an early
retirement.
Rick Applegate ends his tenure at NMFS with retirement at the end of
the month. He has served for the past year as assistant regional administrator
for habitat conservation, one of four division chiefs who report directly
to administrator Will Stelle. The others are Brian Brown in hydro, Bill
Robinson in sustainable fisheries and ...
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8. OREGON TO DECIDE WILLAMETTE HARVEST LEVELS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Allowable commercial and sport harvest levels for Willamette spring
chinook will be decided at this weeks Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
meeting. Just as in 1999, the harvest level will be based on salmon returning
to the river.
However, since last year when both commercial and sport fishers harvested
the salmon, the National Marine Fisheries Service listed on May 24, the
upper Willamette and Clackamas River spring chinook under the Endangered
Species Act. By Oregon Department of ...
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9. LYNX LISTING NOT A SLAM DUNK
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A federal lynx-protection listing was once thought to be all but automatic,
but some officials are now saying that's not so.
"I'm well aware that many in the public believe that (listing proposals)
are foregone conclusions ... but that's not always the case," said Kemper
McMaster, supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Helena office,
which has coordinated the lynx proposal.
A decision on protecting lynx under the Endangered Species Act was due
Jan. 8, but the service ...
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10. CBB INTERVIEW: LARRY CASSIDY, NWPPC CHAIRMAN
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Washington's Larry Cassidy is perhaps uniquely positioned to influence
the course of salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin.
Little more than a year after his appointment by Gov. Gary Locke to
the four-state Northwest Power Planning Council, Cassidy was elected this
month to chair that body. The Council recommends annually how $127 million
is spent on regional fish and wildlife projects.
Last year the Vancouver businessman was also appointed, again by Locke,
to the state's five-member ...
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