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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 14, 2003
March 14, 2003

1. COUNCIL DELAYS ACTION ON MAINSTEM MANAGEMENT PLAN
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council members on Wednesday postponed action on "mainstem" amendments to its fish and wildlife program, hoping to forge in the next two weeks enough agreement on water management and other issues to win the needed supermajority for passage. Read More...  

2. BONNEVILLE SPILLS WATER FOR 7.5 MILLION HATCHERY FISH
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
River operators this week spilled water at Bonneville Dam to help 7.5 million tule fall chinook smolts released from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Spring Creek hatchery safely negotiate the dam. Read More...  

3. SAMPSON RESIGNS CRITFC; TAKES POST WITH UMATILLA TRIBES
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Donald Sampson is leaving his position as executive director for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for a similar position on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon. Read More...  

4. USFWS DENIES ESA LISTING FOR KOOTENAI RIVER BURBOT
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined this week to list burbot, a species of freshwater cod located in the Kootenai River in Idaho, as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.

But work by a coalition of parties to develop a conservation agreement for the species will continue and that may result in better circumstances for the species than if it were listed.
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5. MONTANA RELEASES DRAFT WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Montana unveiled its draft wolf recovery plan this week, but state officials cautioned that federal government needs to share in the costs of managing wolves.

The 288-page draft environmental impact statement lays out five possible approaches toward de-listing, ranging from strict to liberal controls on wolf populations.
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6. FISHERMEN HOPE DELAY WILL BRING MORE WILLAMETTE CHINOOK
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The proper mix of fish stocks now exists to enable a lower Columbia River commercial fishery, but fishermen this week turned down an opportunity with the hope that another week will allow more of a tardy Willamette River spring chinook run to return to the river. Read More...  

7. CAPITALIZATION OF BPA LAND ACQUISITION PROJECTS HASHED OVER
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The issue of whether the Bonneville Power Administration is willing, and able, to borrow money to fund the acquisition of fish and wildlife habitat became more pointed this week with project sponsors urging a policy shift so the agency can follow through with prior commitments. Read More...  

8. LOWER SNAKE DISSOLVED GAS TMDL PLAN READY FOR REVIEW
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The lower Snake River dissolved gas Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan is ready for review.

The Washington Department of Ecology will unveil its plan to improve the levels of dissolved gas in the section of river that is on its 303(d) list and consistently out of compliance with the state's 110 percent TDG limits due to operations at U.S. Army Corps of Engineer dams, at a public meeting in Kennewick, Wash. March 25.
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