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April 10, 2009

Federal-Washington State MOA Aims At Boosting Salmon Survival In Estuary
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
A proposal to spend an additional $4.5 million annually on Columbia River estuary habitat projects in Washington should provide survival benefits above and beyond those gained through a federal salmon strategy launched last year. Read More...  

April's 'Final' Water Supply Forecast Boosts Basin To 89 Percent Of Normal
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
A Columbia River basin water supply outlook that grew brighter with an initial analysis of March precipitation data last week improved again Tuesday when a more comprehensive analysis and forecast was completed. Read More...  

PFMC Again Recommends Closing Most Salmon Fishing Off California, Southern Oregon Coast
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
For the second year in a row, the Pacific Fishery Management Council has decided to close commercial and most recreational salmon fisheries off the coast of California and southern Oregon in response to the continued feeble status of the Sacramento River fall chinook run. Read More...  

Salmon Fishing Opportunities To Increase North Of Cape Falcon, Columbia River
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Salmon anglers will have increased fishing opportunities off the coast "north of Cape Falcon" and in the Columbia River this summer, while most recreational fisheries in Puget Sound will be similar to seasons adopted last year, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

Early April Sees Record Number Of Boats Chasing Spring Chinook Below Bonneville
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Eager anglers last week set a record last weekend in their pursuit of spring chinook salmon on the Columbia River mainstem. Read More...  

Washington Land Acquisition Protects Significant Chum Salmon Spawning Site
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Columbia Land Trust announced Monday the acquisition of what it says is one of the most significant chum salmon spawning sites in the entire Columbia River basin -- 305 acres at the confluence of the Grays River and Crazy Johnson Creek in Wahkiakum County, Wash. Read More...  

Should 'Public Trust Doctrine' Be Legal Framework For Managing U.S. Oceans?
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Since Congress lifted a moratorium on offshore drilling last year, federal lawmakers have grappled with the issue of how best to regulate U.S. ocean waters to allow oil, wave and wind energy development, while sustainably managing critical fisheries and marine animal habitats. Read More...  

NOAA Submits Stimulus Spending Plan, Includes $167 Million For Marine, Coastal Habitat
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration submitted to Congress this week its proposed recovery plan as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More...  

Lower Snake River, North Fork Flathead On American Rivers' Most Endangered List
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The lower Snake River this week landed on an environmental group's list of "America's Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 Edition."

The Snake is ranked third because American Rivers says that four dams on the lower river are driving salmon to the brink of extinction while preventing the Northwest from embracing 21st century energy and transportation opportunities.
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RiverPartners' Hibbitts Poll Looks At Public Attitudes About PNW Hydro System
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Electric power generation (28 percent) and irrigation to grow crops (22 percent) drew the most votes in a recently conducted poll in which Idaho, Oregon and Washington citizens were asked, among other things, what are the most important uses of the Columbia and Snake rivers. Read More...  
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