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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 31, 2003
Jan. 31, 2003

1. CORPS RELEASES FINAL CHANNEL DEEPENING REPORT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The final report on the costs and impacts of deepening the Columbia River navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet, released this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, lowers the project's cost and raises its benefits.

And although the Corps made some concessions to critics, lower river communities say the project still does not adequately address their concerns and they are continuing to oppose the project.
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2. ISSUES, CHANGING NUMBERS DOG PROJECT CUTTING EFFORT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The process to squeeze the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's fish and wildlife program under a $139 million budget cap lurched forward this week with thorny policy issues and ever-changing ledger sheet continuing to complicate things. Read More...  

3. BASIN FISH, WILDLIFE MANAGERS TESTIFY ON PROGRAM CUTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Tribal officials and other Columbia River basin fish and wildlife officials on Monday again stated the case that their programs are already under-funded and are inappropriately being targeted for budget cuts as a remedy for the Bonneville Power Administration's financial missteps. Read More...  

4. SNAKE RIVER FALL CHINOOK SPAWN IN RECORD NUMBERS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The number of fall chinook redds found this year at Snake River sites is the largest since Idaho Power and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began surveying redds in 1991. The utility and agency, surveying the mainstem river, as well as the Grande Ronde, Imnaha, Salmon, Potlatch and Clearwater rivers, found a total of 1,851 redds. Read More...  

5. NW ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS INCLUDED IN SPENDING BILL
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A catchall federal spending bill that has passed the U.S. Senate reduces fish and wildlife agency budgets in some cases below last year but sets aside funds for numerous Northwest environmental projects sponsored by the region's senators. Read More...  

6. ODFW EXPECTS FURTHER ANALYSIS BEFORE WRITING WOLF PLAN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, still analyzing more than 2,600 statements collected at 15 town hall meetings, is not expected to make any firm recommendations regarding a wolf-management plan when it meets Feb. 7 with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read More...  

 

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