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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 24, 2003
Jan. 24, 2003

1. OREGON WOLF SIGHTINGS INCLUDE REPORTS OF 'MULTIPLE ANIMALS'
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Is there a pack of gray wolves in Oregon?

That question isn't on the agenda but it likely will be a topic of discussion Jan. 29 when the Oregon Wolf Information Group meets in Pendleton and again Feb. 7 when the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Portland.
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2. SENATE APPROVES BPA BORROWING INCREASE BY $700 MILLION
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Senate has approved an additional $700 million line of credit for the Bonneville Power Administration, mainly to finance new electricity transmission lines and improvements. Read More...  

3. FISHERY OFFICIALS STRESS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF FISH RECOVERY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Fishery officials, as well as those who catch salmon, steelhead and other species, have stressed this week that the money and effort spent to revive Columbia River basin fish stocks is a wise investment.

And Mother Nature has given that theory validity, according to a panel assembled Wednesday to address the fish and wildlife managers that make up the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority's membership.
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4. FISH MANAGERS WEIGH OPTIONS ON BPA'S PROPOSED PROJECT CUTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Federal, state and tribal managers are mulling their options this week, saying a proposed lopping of Columbia Basin fish and wildlife project funding is inequitable and that certain steps could and should be taken to avoid the cutbacks. Read More...  

5. RIVER MANAGERS MAY REDUCE CHUM FLOWS, DEWATER SOME REDDS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Under pressure to reduce the amount of water needed for chum operations, Technical Management Team fisheries managers may decide this afternoon to de-water a small portion of chum redds downstream from Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

6. ADMINISTRATION OKS NEW PLAN, FUNDING INCREASE FOR USFWS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Bush administration has approved the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's strategic plan for its fisheries program, and as a result, this week announced it will boost funding by 16 percent for national fish hatcheries, including those involved in Columbia Basin salmon recovery. Read More...  

7. PORT STRESSES CHANNEL DEEPENING IN DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
As it publicly considers its strategic plan, the Port of Portland puts high on its list of needed projects deepening the Columbia River navigation channel by three feet to accommodate newer deep draft steamships.

The quasi-governmental agency is the lead port in a regional effort to push through the $156 million channel deepening project, which also involves the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the states of Oregon and Washington.
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