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May 08, 2009

Redden Grants Administration's Request For More Time To Review Salmon BiOp
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
Parties to long-running litigation over the federal government's Columbia River hydro system biological opinion now have an extra 30 to 60 days to "explore whether further discussions regarding the BiOp might be productive." Read More...  

Treaty Tribes Say This Year's Harvest Management Put Tribal Fishery At Risk
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
An under-performing upriver spring chinook salmon run has exposed a flaw in a 10-year catch sharing agreement that tilts benefits heavily in favor of non-Indian sport fishers, according to four Columbia River basin treaty tribes. Read More...  

Sea Lions Avoid Traps In Favor Of Dam's Concrete Pad; Stellers Taking More Salmon
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
There have been 11 California sea lions trapped and removed from the area below Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River so far this spring but in recent weeks state biologists' trapping efficiency has dropped to zero. Read More...  

New Water Supply Forecast Has Columbia Basin Dropping To 87 Percent Of Normal
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
With precipitation below average across much of the Columbia River basin in April, expectations for spring-summer water supply were dampened a bit. Read More...  

Bureau Expects To Deliver 487 KAF In Upper Snake Flow Augmentation This Year
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will likely be able to provide desired flow augmentation volumes for salmon this spring and summer, according to agency officials. Read More...  

Tribes,States, Federal Agencies Celebrate First Year of New Era Of Cooperation
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
Nearly 400 tribal, federal, state and local leaders returned today (May 8) to a historic fishing village on the banks of the Columbia River to celebrate the "Columbia Basin Fish Accords" signed a year ago. Read More...  

Proposed NOAA Budget Calls For Increased Pacific Salmon Spending, But Ending Salmon Fund
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
President Barack Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Department of Commerce, calls for the elimination of the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund, which has ranged from $90 million to $100 million in recent years. Read More...  

Locke Extends West Coast Salmon Disaster Declaration; Releases $53 Million
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says he is extending the 2008 West Coast salmon disaster declaration for California and Oregon in response to expected poor salmon returns to the Sacramento River. Read More...  

Babtist (Paul) Lumley Named New Executive Director For CRITFC
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
Babtist (Paul) Lumley, a member of the Yakama Indian Nation and 23-year veteran of American Indian policy, is returning to the Columbia Basin after a five-year absence to serve as the executive director for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Read More...  

Corps Says Willamette Valley Reservoirs Reaching Full Conservation Pools
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (PST)
With significant spring rains this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates its Willamette Valley reservoirs will reach full conservation pools with adequate water for the recreation season. Read More...  
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