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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 15, 2007
June 15, 2007

REPORT: COUNCIL PROGRAM SHOULD FACTOR IN POPULATION GROWTH
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 (PST)
A burgeoning global population that includes steady Northwest growth is changing the air, water and landscape with ripple effects on fish and wildlife and their habitat.

Yet that changing landscape is little taken into account, in the Columbia River basin or elsewhere, as experts plot fish and wildlife support and recovery strategies.
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JUVENILE SPRING CHINOOK 2006 SURVIVAL RATE HIGHEST MEASURED
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 (PST)
High, turbid flows through much of the 2006 season helped juvenile Snake River spring chinook survive at the highest rate yet during their annual migration through the eight-dam Columbia/Snake hydrosystem toward the ocean. Read More...  

REPORT ANALYZES $63 MILLION COURT-ORDERED SPILL REGIME IN 2006
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 (PST)
Columbia/Snake River federal dam operators closely toed the line last year, spilling water for juvenile salmon and steelhead passage as prescribed by a court preliminary injunction 98.3 percent of the time over the spring and summer. Read More...  

COMMENTS ON DRAFT HYDRO PLAN: NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO GOOD START
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 (PST)
A Federal Columbia River Power System draft proposed "action" and accompanying biological analyses previewed last month represents a "positive step forward" in salmon recovery efforts, according to some. Read More...  

COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW FISH PASSAGE CENTER OVERSIGHT BOARD
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council's desire to "reinvigorate" oversight of the Fish Passage Center moved forward Wednesday with the appointment of seven people to serve in that capacity. Read More...  

FEDERAL JUDGE REJECTS NOAA’S NEW HATCHERY LISTING POLICY
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 (PST)
A Seattle-based federal judge today (Wednesday) ordered "endangered" species protections restored for wild Upper Columbia River steelhead stocks and declared NOAA Fisheries Service's (NMFS) new hatchery listing policy contrary to the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

 

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