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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 21, 2003
March 21, 2003

1. FEDS CHANGE WOLVES' STATUS FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
A steadily growing gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes states and a highly successful reintroduction program in the northern Rocky Mountains have prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to change the status of gray wolves in these areas from "endangered" to the less serious "threatened" designation under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

2. ODFW COMMISSION ORDERS MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR WOLVES
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
After listening to potential alternatives for managing wolves in Oregon and public testimony at its meeting in Newport, Ore. this week, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission decided to move ahead on developing a conservation plan for the gray wolf and to include in that plan a proposal on how to compensate livestock owners for losses attributed directly to wolf predation. Read More...  

3. NORTHWEST STATES CONSIDERING 15 BILLS ADDRESSING WOLVES
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Legislature is the hotbed among Northwest states where lawmakers are considering 15 bills addressing wolves, predators and/or the Endangered Species Act.

Proponents of wolf reintroduction characterize most of the bills as "anti-wolf" proposals, while others, such as livestock associations, farm bureaus and sports-hunting groups believe the legislation will protect their interests.
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4. NOAA GROUP FORECASTS STRONG SALMON RETURNS IN 2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Adult coho and chinook salmon from the West Coast now in the ocean and preparing to return to their native streams or hatcheries are showing up in historical numbers, according to early estimates compiled by a group led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service. Read More...  

5. FED AGENCIES PUSH FOR SPEEDY FUNDING DECISIONS ON RM&E
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Pressured by biological opinion deadlines, the Bonneville Power Administration and its federal partners are pushing for speedy funding and scientific decisions that, to the distress of others involved, go outside the normal process for choosing Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife projects. Read More...  

GILLNETTERS TRY TO SALVAGE GLOOMY FISHING SEASON
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The lower Columbia River's commercial fishing fleet was scheduled to return to the water today to salvage what the fishermen can from a fishing season turned gloomy. Read More...  

7. TRIBES, IRRIGATORS AGREE ON UMATILLA WATER EXCHANGE
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
After 10 years of contention, Indians who want more water for fish in the Umatilla River and irrigators who want more water for Hermiston-area crops have reached an agreement designed to satisfy both. Read More...  

8. RIVER MANAGERS' INTERIM DECISION: NO SPILL ON LOWER SNAKE
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Given the current water supply forecast for the Snake River, fisheries managers and river operating agencies this week determined that spring spill would not begin April 3 at lower Snake River dams.

However, that decision could be reversed at the Technical Management Team's next meeting if the water supply forecast rises as a result of greater than normal March precipitation.
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