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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 5, 2006
May 5, 2006

REDDEN HEARS ARGUMENTS ON JOINING UPPER SNAKE, FCRPS BIOPS
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden entered his court Wednesday saying he was "inclined to agree" with the contention that the effects on salmon from federal dam operations on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers should be considered in total with those on the upper Snake. Read More...  

FISHING FOR DOLLARS; PIKEMINNOW REDUCTION SEASON OPENS
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
Anglers targeting native northern pikeminnow this spring and summer on the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers once again can reap numerous rewards -- satisfying their fishing urge, earning money and helping boost salmon recovery. Read More...  

BPA FORECAST SHOWS $250 MILLION MORE IN REVENUES IN FY2006
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
Halfway through its fiscal year, the Bonneville Power Administration is projecting substantial improvement in its financial performance and the potential for making up severe losses suffered as a result of the 2001 West Coast energy crisis. Read More...  

HARVEST CUTS ISSUED FOR OREGON NORTH COAST, WASHINGTON
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service last week announced it has approved sharp reductions in sport and commercial fishing opportunity up and down the West Coast in large part to protect depleted Klamath River fall chinook salmon to the south of Oregon's Cape Falcon and north of Humbug Mountain to protect Lower Columbia coho salmon and other depleted stocks. Read More...  

ERADICATION PLAN SET FOR HYBRID TROUT IN FLATHEAD DRAINAGE
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
A controversial plan to eradicate hybrid fish from alpine lakes in the South Fork Flathead River drainage has been approved by state and federal agencies. Read More...  

BIOP APPEAL: PARTIES’ BRIEFS CHALLENGE JEOPARDY ANALYSIS
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
A federal analysis that compares select hydrosystem operational effects on salmon with a hypothetical "reference" operation strays far from Congress' and the Endangered Species Act's intent, attorneys for four Columbia Basin tribes, the state of Oregon and a coalition of fishing and environmental groups told a federal appellate court last week. Read More...  

BPA JOINING OTHERS ON MONTANA LAND ACQUISITION, EASEMENTS
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration is joining ongoing conservation efforts in the Swan Valley with recent land acquisition and easement proposals. Read More...  

PARASITES’ GENETIC VARIETY MAY BE BEST WAY TO TRACK SALMON
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that the best way to tell where an animal came from, such as salmon that scientists are trying to track, may not be the genetics of the animal itself, but rather the parasites that are hitching a ride. Read More...  

HABITAT GRANT SETS STAGE FOR UPPER DESCHUTES SALMON RETURN
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 (PST)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program recently announced a $42,720 grant to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs for habitat improvements on Whychus Creek near Sisters. Read More...  

 

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