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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 23, 2007
March 23, 2007

FINAL EIS ISSUED ON PROPOSED CONDIT DAM REMOVAL
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 (PST)
The Washington State Department of Ecology has released a final environmental report related to the proposed removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Klickitat County. Read More...  

SEA LION HAZING CHANGING BEHAVIOR; LESS BIG STURGEON EATEN
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
A "maximum" non-lethal effort to spook fish-eating sea lions away from the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam seems to have had early success in at least one regard -- nearly eliminating predation on big white sturgeon below the dam. Read More...  

MONTANA GOVERNOR SEEKS CANADIAN ACTION ON FLATHEAD MINE
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking the Canadian federal government to intervene in the environmental review for an open-pit coal mine in Canada’s Flathead basin. Read More...  

COUNCIL LETTER SEEKS INFO ON BPA PROJECT FUNDING DECISIONS
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
In order to better prepare for future tasks, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and staff need a "clearer understanding" of recent fish and wildlife project funding decisions, according to a letter forwarded Monday (March 19) to the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

FISH IMPACTS OF MCNARY DAM PROTOTYPE SPILLWAY WEIR TESTED
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
It was so far, so good through the first four days of biological testing of a prototype "temporary spillway weir" at the Columbia River's McNary Dam with injury rates no higher than 5 percent for balloon-tagged juvenile spring chinook salmon released from six different locations in the forebay. Read More...  

COUNCIL SEEKS COMMENTS TO REVISE 1997 OCEAN CONDITIONS PAPER
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has asked for input on how it might update the guidance document it has used since 1997 in considering ocean conditions when making fish and wildlife project funding recommendations. Read More...  

THIS WEEK’S GILL-NET COMMERCIAL FISHERY BETTER THAN EXPECTED
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 (PST)
Lower Columbia River mainstem commercial fishermen scored big, relatively, on Tuesday night and were to venture out again late Thursday on a spring chinook salmon fishery that could push them up against their "impact" limits for the season. Read More...  

STUDY OFFERS CLUES TO SNAKE RIVER FALL CHINOOK LIFE HISTORY
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 (PST)
Cool Dworshak reservoir water released in summer to improve conditions for juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating toward the ocean could possibly be doing double duty by providing a haven for subyearling fall chinook that choose to linger in-river, according to a "draft final" research report released earlier this month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

NORTHWEST WIND INTEGRATION ACTION PLAN RELEASED
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 (PST)
Wind power projects are being rapidly developed throughout the Northwest, and the region’s existing power system can most likely accommodate the 6,000 megawatts of wind energy anticipated by 2024 – or perhaps much sooner given the current pace of development, says a new plan released this week. Read More...  

WASHINGTON BOARD SEEKS SALMON RECOVERY VOLUNTEERS
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 (PST)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is now accepting applications from citizens interested in salmon recovery to serve on a board that oversees the state’s Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group (RFEG) program. Read More...  
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