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March 13, 2009

Appeals Court Upholds NOAA's Hatchery vs. Wild ESA Salmon Listing Policies
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Federal appeals court edicts issued Monday preserve decisions to list 16 West Coast salmon stocks, and Upper Columbia steelhead, under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

States Begin Trapping Salmon-Eating Sea Lions, One Euthanized For Health Reasons
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Cage doors slammed shut on two California sea lions this week during the initial 2009 effort by Oregon and Washington to trap and remove the big marine mammals from the area below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

Dry February Has Basin Water Supply Forecast Dropping To 80 Percent Of Normal
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
A prevalence of blue skies this winter in the Northwest is beginning to make power producers, fish managers, irrigators and other snowpack watchers fret. Read More...  

Hydro/Fish Managers Discuss Operation Aimed At Improving Steelhead Kelt Passage
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
A proposal to open Bonneville Dam's "corner collector" early in order to facilitate downstream passage for spawned-out steelhead kelt got mixed reviews Wednesday from members of the Columbia River basin's Technical Management Team. Read More...  

NOAA Fisheries Proposes Listing Columbia River Smelt As Threatened Under ESA
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service said this week it is proposing to list Pacific smelt as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Final action on the proposal could come as soon as a year from now. Read More...  

Corps' Cougar Dam Gets New Fish Ladder/Collection Facility For Salmon, Bull Trout
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun constructing a permanent adult fish collection facility on the South Fork McKenzie River to move adult fish to high quality spawning habitat above Cougar Dam and Reservoir. Read More...  

BiOp Court Hearing Leaves Issue of Spill/Flow Injunction Request Pending
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
(Revised version of "BiOp Court Hearing: Redden Says 'I Think It Is Very Close' To Being Legal" , posted Monday, March 9.) Read More...  

Ocean Fishing Options: Should Be Better In North, Still Limited To The South
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
Salmon fisheries opportunities to the north should be improved this summer, but waters in the Pacific Ocean south of Oregon's Cape Falcon will again be extremely limited under any of the management strategies being considered. Read More...  

USFWS Proposes Critical Habitat For Willamette's ESA-Listed Oregon Chub
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week proposed to designate critical habitat for the Oregon chub, a small fish native to Oregon's Willamette Valley. The Oregon chub was listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1993. Read More...  

Montana, Idaho Officials Applaud Wolf Ruling, Critics Vow Legal Action
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
There had been uncertainty about how the Obama administration would proceed, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Friday the decision to remove gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species. Read More...  
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