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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 18, 2005
Feb. 18, 2005

COUNCIL HOSTS DICUSSION ON FISH FUNDING COSTS FOR 2007-2009
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
Tribal representatives argued for a loosening of fish and wildlife funding purse strings during Tuesday's Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting while spokesmen for Northwest utility interests insisted that such costs should be held at current levels or pared back during the fiscal year 2007-2009 period. Read More...  

PLAINTIFFS SPELL OUT REASONS WHY THEY THINK BIOP DEFICIENT
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
Attorneys for fishing and conservation groups, the state of Oregon and tribes in Feb. 11 court documents detail why they feel a federal Columbia River salmon protection plan twists both the laws of the land and those of science in declaring that hydrosystem operations won't jeopardize the survival of 12 stocks of fish. Read More...  

ANALYSIS LOOKS AT LOW RUNOFF IMPACTS ON POWER SUPPLY, PRICES
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
The specter of 2001's spring/summer water shortage and West Coast power crisis has not emerged, but bleak Columbia River Basin water runoff forecasts could well push up the cost of power and federal hydrosystem operations intended to aid salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

FOR FIRST TIME, STUDY DETAILS COLUMBIA FLOWS BACK 250 YEARS
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
Researchers using tree-ring data have determined six multiyear droughts between 1750 and 1950 that were much more severe than anything in recent memory because they persisted for years, including one that stretched for 12 years. Read More...  

FEDS MOVE FORWARD ON IMPLEMENTING ACTIONS UNDER 2004 BIOP
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
Despite continuing legal threats hovering in the background, federal "action" agencies have begun to push for rapid implementation of actions they say will raise salmon survival through the Columbia River hydrosystem, and beyond, and foreclose the possibility that certain of fish stocks will become extinct. Read More...  

COUNCIL TO ANALYZE IMPACTS OF BUSH’S BPA RATES PROPOSAL
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council will analyze the potential impacts in the region of Bush Administration proposals that would raise electricity rates charged by the Bonneville Power Administration and also limit the agency’s capital borrowing authority. Read More...  

MORE SUBBASIN PLANS ADDED TO BASIN FISH, WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
Twenty-five locally developed subbasin management plans were adopted Thursday by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council as amendments to its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

OMB’S ‘CROSSCUT’ COMPARES SALMON SPENDING WITH PAST YEARS
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
The White House Office of Management and Budget this week released to the public an official “crosscut” of “Columbia River Federal Basinwide Salmon Funding” proposed by President Bush for Fiscal Year 2006. Read More...  

OREGON, WASHINGTON DIFFER ON IMPACT RATE ON WILD STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday (Feb. 11) directed
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Lindsay Ball to manage
the incidental loss of wild steelhead to less than 2 percent of the run
during the Columbia River commercial spring chinook fishery.
Read More...  

ODFW ADOPTS STATE WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday evening (Feb. 11) adopted a state wolf management plan, concluding nearly three years of public discussion and input to set the stage for state oversight of the species when they establish a breeding population in Oregon. Read More...  

 

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