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Feb. 23, 2007

COUNCIL LAYS OUT CRITERIA FOR LONG-TERM PROJECT FUNDING
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday decided to seek assurances that long-term fish and wildlife funding agreements hammered out in federal court proceedings adhere to provisions of the Northwest Power Act. Read More...  

TRIBES, STATE, IRRIGATORS SEEK CONSENSUS ON UMATILLA WATER
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 (PST)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Westland Irrigation District and the Oregon Water Resources Department have asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to consider “broader aims” to attract consensus on the establishment of a Tribal Water Rights Assessment Team and a concurrent study of the Umatilla Basin water supply. Read More...  

WORKSHOPS TO FOCUS ON FISH CONSUMPTION, WATER QUALITY RULES
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 (PST)
The first of eight workshops to address the fish consumption rate used in developing Oregon’s human health criteria for water quality standards is scheduled for March 13 in Portland. Read More...  

AAAS: TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR FISHERIES SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
Poorly managed marine fisheries are in trouble around the world, researchers say, while ecosystem-based management is a powerful idea that in theory could help ensure sustainable catches - but too often there’s a gap in translating broad concepts into specific action in the oceans that successfully meets these larger goals. Read More...  

AAAS: SCIENTISTS DISCUSS ‘WATER CRISIS’ IN SEMIARID WESTERN U.S.
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
Farms in the semiarid western United States produce a large portion of the nation's food and fiber, most with irrigation. Yet, as available water supplies shrink and competing demands for water increase, western agriculture faces an uncertain future. Read More...  

AAAS: OCEAN CONDITIONS REACT QUICKLY TO CLIMATE CHANGES
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
The California Current system has experienced significant changes during the past decade, resulting in dramatic variations in the ecosystem characterized by shifts in phytoplankton production, expanding hypoxic zones, and the collapse of marine food webs off the western coast of the United States. Read More...  

SCIENCE CONFERENCE INTENDED TO AID PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
The latest scientific information in, potentially, five complex subject areas will be reviewed and digested later this year when the Northwest Power and Conservation Council convenes a science/policy conference as preparation for planned Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program amendments. Read More...  

COUNCIL WANTS FISH REALLOCATED FOR IN-RIVER/TRANSPORT STUDY
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week issued a plea to fish management entities to fuel research that might decide whether Snake River fall chinook salmon that migrate in-river to the ocean survive better to adulthood than those that are collected and barged downstream through the federal hydrosystem. Read More...  

RE-ENERGIZING OVERSIGHT OF FISH PASSAGE CENTER DISCUSSED
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
With the Fish Passage Center's funding future assured for at least the near-term, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council spoke last week of "re-energizing" its oversight of the data collection and analysis entity. Read More...  

CRAIG INTRODUCES ENDANGERED SPECIES REFORM ACT
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (PST)
Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig joined Wyoming Republican Sen. Craig Thomas last week in introducing a comprehensive reform to the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  
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