Latest CBB News | Archives | About Us | Free Newsletter


FOLLOW THE CBB ON TWITTER




SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL NEWSLETTER 



  


Latest CBB News > Archives > Apr 30, 1999
Apr 30, 1999

2. PACIFIC SALMON TREATY DISCUSSED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Stressing the need for the United States and Canada to conserve declining
Pacific salmon through a new ocean harvest regime, Canada's minister of
fisheries took his case to Washington, D.C., this week.
In meetings with administration and congressional officials and outside
groups, David Anderson cited recent progress in technical talks between
representatives of the two countries and last year's successful bilateral
agreement between Canada and Washington state to curtail fishing of ...
Read More...  

3. HARVEST SQUABBLES HINDER RECOVERY
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
International fish harvest treaties and other legal agreements have
failed to have a positive impact on Columbia River salmon stocks because
they lack proper scope and vision, according to harvest experts.
And competition among countries and regions weakens the chance of reaching
agreement on harvest management mechanisms that would help recover fish
populations.
"It has a 100-year history," Canadian biologist Brian Riddell says of
the jockeying that goes on among commercial fishermen ...
Read More...  

4. CONGRESS GETS FISH PROJECT REVIEW
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council finalized a report to Congress
this week which recommends the Army Corps of Engineers continue to pursue
surface bypass prototypes and dissolved gas abatement at Columbia/Snake
River mainstem dams, but hold off on the installation of extended-length
screens until further testing has been completed.
The Council Wednesday approved a third set of recommendations regarding
the Corps Columbia River Fish Mitigation Program, which is funded annually
through a
Read More...  

5. FRAMEWORK ALTERNATIVES CRITIQUED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
None were ruled out, but a "constructive review" produced numerous ideas
for reshaping and fleshing out seven proposed alternatives for Columbia
Basin fish and wildlife management.
Alternatives range from dam breaching to current operations with severe
limitations on harvest and emphasis on habitat restoration.
Ecological and "human effects" work group scientists completed their
review -- initially billed as a first-round scientific analysis -- last
week. For the most part the reviews ...
Read More...  

6. FORUM COMMITTEE TALKS PROCESS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia River Basin Forum committee reviewed a workplan designed
to integrate information from the 1999 decision and the Multi-Species
Framework Process.
Forum members, however, put off a review of the Framework alternatives
and decided against hearing an overview of the National Marine Fisheries
Services anadromous fish appendix.
At its third meeting, Forum committee members spent much of the three-hour
session reviewing its draft workplan, which was put together by a ...
Read More...  

7. FISH STAFFERS SWITCH AGENCIES
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Several familiar faces in Columbia Basin fish and wildlife restoration
circles will be changing places, and agencies, during the coming weeks
as they pursue job opportunities.
The merry-go-round includes: a return to the Northwest Power Planning
Council by Bob Lohn of the Bonneville Power Administration; an exit to
the National Marine Fisheries Service by NPPC general counsel John Volkman;
and the temporary shift of NPPC's Doug Marker to the Bonneville Power Administration.
Lohn is ...
Read More...  

8. REACTION VARIED ON IRRIGATION PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A proposed extension on seven water rights permits to irrigate desert
farmland near Boardman, Ore., would provide enough water to further develop
state lands for agriculture, but only if the developer agrees to certain
conditions that would mitigate for potential impacts on fish and wildlife.
Some say the proposed final order and the settlement that produced it
is a compromise that protects the environment while allowing for further
agricultural development.
Others say the settlement ...
Read More...  

9. ISRP REIMBURSABLE REVIEW RELEASED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A review of Columbia Basin "reimbursable" fish and wildlife programs
effectiveness released this week didn't immediately strike at the heart
of the matter.
Rather, it focused on how such an undertaking might best be accomplished.
An appropriations conference report last year ordered the annual review
of programs such as the Corps of Engineer's fish passage capital construction
projects and the operation of Lower Snake River Compensation Plan hatcheries.
The programs are funded through ...
Read More...  

10. GOVERNORS PLAN PORTLAND MEETING
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington meet Tuesday
morning to discuss topics of mutual interest -- the operation of the regions
federal hydropower system and efforts to recover Columbia Basin fish and
wildlife stocks.
The "Four Governors" meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. May
4 at the Northwest Power Planning Council offices in Portland.
Following the introduction of Govs. Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho, Marc Racicot
of Montana, John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Gary ...
Read More...  

11. SMOLT TRANSPORT SEASON HITS STRIDE
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Army Corps of Engineers smolt transportation program for 1999 began
this month, with river operators once again using a combination of spill
and collection/transport to move juvenile salmon and steelhead through
the Columbia/Snake hydropower system.
If 1999 resembles 1998 operations, high percentages of fish will make
the trip by barge or truck.
An April 27 staff memo by the Fish Passage Center indicates that 66-81
percent of the wild yearling (spring/summer) chinook originating ...
Read More...  

13. MIXED FINDINGS ON SPOTTED OWL
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A new report concludes there is still uncertainty about the health of
spotted owls in Washington, Oregon and northern California.
 
While the report found the survival rate of adult female spotted owls
is steady, it also found the total number of spotted owls is declining
by about 4 percent per year since a previous 1993 study.
The report was compiled by about 50 federal, state, university and private
scientists who met at Oregon State University in December. At that time,
the ...
Read More...  

14. FEEDBACK
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
From: Bob Heinith, hydro coordinator for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal
Fish Commission:
Dear Editor: I wish to set the record straight on my position in the
System Configuration Team as was described in the 4/23 CBB. I was surprised
that my positions were so freely reported by others since I was not at
attendance at the meeting.
 
I attempt to track the technical development of Corps' capital construction
spending in both the SCT and in other arenas on behalf of the CRITFC ...
Read More...  

 

The Columbia Basin Bulletin, Bend, Oregon. For information or comments call 541-312-8860.
Bend Oregon Website Design by Bend Oregon Website Design by Smart SolutionsProduced by Intermountain Communications  |  Site Map