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June 12, 2009

Council Report Details BPA Fish, Wildlife Mitigation Spending: $941 Million In 2008
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The total amount of ratepayer revenues expended by the Bonneville Power Administration to boost Columbia River basin fish and wildlife has risen to nearly $12 billion, according to a draft report released this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Redden Adopts Proposed Summer Ops; Plaintiffs Say Issues Should Be Addressed Comprehensively
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
A legal attempt to force the spilling of more water at federal Columbia and Snake river dams and to enhance river flows to ease salmon migrations has run out of time, at least for the 2009 season, according to a brief filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court by a coalition of fishing and conservation groups. Read More...  

Harvest Managers Open Steelhead, Sockeye Sport Fishery; Predict Return Of 600 Snake River Sockeye
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
An improving upriver spring chinook forecast translates to fewer Endangered Species Act "impacts" and thus allowed the opening this morning of a Columbia River mainstem sport fishery for steelhead and sockeye from Portland's Interstate 5 bridge down to Tongue Point-Rocky Point near the river mouth. Read More...  

Council OKs Accord Projects Aimed At Supplementation, Okanagan/Wenatchee Sockeye Productivity
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday gave conditional approval to a pair of "accord" research projects that together will claim more than $10.5 million in fish and wildlife funding over the next nine years. Read More...  

Hood River Study Looks At Reproduction Fitness Of Wild-Born Offspring Of Hatchery Fish
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Steelhead trout that are originally bred in hatcheries are so genetically impaired that, even if they survive and reproduce in the wild, their offspring will also be significantly less successful at reproducing, according to a new study published this week by researchers from Oregon State University. Read More...  

Improved NE Oregon Hatchery Runs Allow Only Second Chinook Fishing Season Since 1970s
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Things are looking up in northeast Oregon where the anticipated strength of both wild-born and hatchery produced fish will allow a spring chinook fishing season in a section of the Wallowa River for only the second time since the 1970s. Read More...  

Sam Hamilton Named Nominee For New Fish And Wildlife Service Director
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
President Obama announced this week that he intends to nominate Sam D. Hamilton to be the next director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More...  

Obama To Nominate Abbey As New Bureau Of Land Management Director
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
President Obama said this week he intends to nominate Bob Abbey, a veteran public land policy leader and chief architect of the Great Basin Restoration Initiative, as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Read More...  

Search Begins For New Washington Fish and Wildlife Director
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The search is officially under way for a new director to lead the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Testing Water Travel Time; Powder River Spring Chinook; WDFW Ballast Rules For Invasive Species; McNary- John Day Transmission Line Read More...  


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