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April 14, 2006

COUNCIL MOVES AHEAD ON $16.5 MILLION NE OREGON HATCHERY
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
A favorable vote next month by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council would trigger a summertime start to construction on the Northeast Oregon Hatchery, part of a vision first adopted into the Council's Fish and Wildlife program nearly 20 years ago. Read More...  

COUNCIL: DON’T FOCUS ON FLOW AUG IN FLOOD CONTROL STUDY
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
An Army Corps of Engineers study of the Columbia River basin flood control system should be tightly focused on that topic, and not on providing additional flows for fish, and should not be paid for with dollars from electricity ratepayers, according to a letter penned this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

MONTANA GOVERNOR DISCUSSES ESA, ENERGY WITH COUNCIL
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Thursday pitched new and alternative energy production and urged the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to recognize concerns about endangered species in the upper Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE EXTENDS FISH PASSAGE CENTER CONTRACT TO NOV. 30
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that it has extended its existing funding agreement for the Fish Passage Center through Nov. 30 in order to assure compliance with a recent court order. Read More...  

LOW FISH COUNTS AT BONNEVILLE DAM CLOSE SPORT FISHERY
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery officials expressed optimism that this year's upriver spring chinook salmon will eventually make a surge towards their home hatcheries and spawning areas in reasonably high numbers. Read More...  

FEDS, IDAHO FILE BIOP APPEALS BRIEFS CHALLENGING REDDEN ORDER
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
The federal government's opinion that planned Columbia River basin hydrosystem operations pose no jeopardy to 13 protected salmon and steelhead stocks is legally valid, and a court ordered restructuring of that opinion is not, according to arguments presented in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by the Justice Department. Read More...  

GROUPS CHALLENGE DOWNLISTING FOR UPPER COLUMBIA STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
Fishing and conservation groups in a complaint have asked a federal court to restore "endangered" species protections for naturally produced upper Columbia steelhead and declare invalid a "hatchery listing policy" that tallies both hatchery and wild stocks in assessments of species' vitality. Read More...  

NORTHWEST MAKING STRIDES ON WAVE ENERGY RESEARCH
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PST)
New grants, research advances and improved technologies developed by engineers at Oregon State University are moving wave energy in the United States closer to a working reality – and furthering the case for Oregon to be a national leader in this new energy concept. Read More...  

 

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