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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 23, 2003
May 23, 2003

1. NOAA ISSUES FINDINGS LETTER ON SALMON RECOVERY EFFORTS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
A NOAA Fisheries "findings letter" generally gives good grades to the three action agencies charged with implementing actions designed to avoid jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead stocks passing through the Federal Columbia River Power System. Read More...  

2. HOUSE PASSES BUSH'S HEALTHY FOREST INITIATIVE
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
At the urging of President George W. Bush, the U.S. House this week passed legislation to implement his healthy forest initiative to expedite thinning, brush removal and logging on federal lands considered at risk of wildfire. Read More...  

3. WASHINGTON EXTENDS CHANNEL DEEPENING COMMENT PERIOD
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has reopened public comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers application for Clean Water Act water quality certification and coastal zone consistency determination for the Corps' $133.6 million plan to deepen the Columbia River navigation channel from Portland to the Columbia River mouth. Read More...  

4. UPRIVER SPRING CHINOOK RETURN FORECAST GOES UP AGAIN
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The forecast return of "upriver" spring chinook salmon to the Columbia River was revised upward again this week, allowing tribal treaty fishers an unexpected chance to open their second commercial gillnet fishing period of the season. Read More...  

5. CONGRESS MOVES ON ESA EXEMPTIONS FOR MILITARY TRAINING
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Congress this week moved to exempt military training and readiness activities from major federal requirements for protecting endangered species and marine mammals. Read More...  

 

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