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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jun 26, 1998
Jun 26, 1998

1. PROPOSAL SEEKS REFORMS IN PROJECT SELECTION
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
In order to provide "the deference owed the managers on fish and
wildlife issues," tribal attorneys for four Columbia Basin treaty
tribes are proposing a significant modification in the way $127 million
in fish and wildlife restoration projects are chosen for funding each year.

The proposal has already generated opposition from the staff of the
Northwest Power Planning Council, which manages the project selection process.


The Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, ...
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2. FULL HOUSE APPROVES SLASHED CORPS FISH BUDGET
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
With no member from the Northwest offering amendments, the U.S. House
of Representatives Monday approved a $21 billion energy and water appropriations
bill which guts the Army Corps of Engineers' proposed $117 million Columbia
River Fish Mitigation Program.

Rather than fighting to restore funding on the House floor, 12 members
of Northwest delegation have pinned their hopes on the outcome of a House-Senate
conference committee on energy and water appropriations.

In a letter to ...
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3. OPERATORS ADDRESS MID-COLUMBIA POWER PEAKING
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
State, federal, and tribal salmon managers met with Mid-Columbia River
hydro operators in a series of conference calls over the last two weeks
to find a way to minimize fluctuations in river level in the Hanford Reach
below Priest Rapids Dam. No agreement was reached regarding power exchanges
that would substantially reduce the "power peaking" at Priest
Rapids

For the time being, however, the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville
or the BPA) agreed to operate Grand ...
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4. FRAMEWORK GROUP CONSIDERS 1998 FUNDING
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A "Framework Interim Management Group" on Monday targeted
$700,000 in unspent 1998 Bonneville Power Administration Fish and Wildlife
Program funds as "seed money" to get a multi-species framework
development project started and on track for completion next year.

Group members John Brogoitti, a Northwest Power Planning Council member,
and Danny Consenstein, the National Marine Fisheries Service's Columbia
River coordinator, made the decision via conference call ...
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5. IRRIGATORS ENDORSE COUNCIL FRAMEWORK PROCESS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia - Snake River Irrigators Association has endorsed the Northwest
Power Planning Council's process for developing a "framework for river
governance and salmon recovery."

In a letter to Washington Governor Gary Locke, the irrigators say because
the Council "operates under the authority of the Northwest governors
and is a legally authorized body to evaluate regional resource management
issues," the Council "is well poised to bring leadership to ...
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6. ODFW GETS NEW WILDLIFE DIRECTOR
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Richard L. Berry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Freshwater
Management Program Director, has been appointed ODFW's new Wildlife Division
chief.

Berry, 52, began his career with the agency in 1968 as a fish biologist
in Newport. Since then, he has held a number of positions with ODFW, including:
coordinating Columbia River fish enhancement efforts, directing the salmon/trout
enhancement program, and directing the fish propagation program.

A department press release says ...
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7. PORTLAND FORUM EXPLORES LISTING IMPACTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A coordinated, regional, watershed approach that builds cooperation
among both public and private landowners will be necessary in order achieve
fish recovery in the Portland metropolitan area.

That was one of the messages at an all-day forum Tuesday co-hosted by
the City of Portland and the Metro regional council. About 300 community
leaders attended the forum to learn more about the impacts of the Lower
Columbia steelhead listing on the metropolitan area. Participants ...
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8. KEY TOPICS HIGHLIGHT MONTANA MEETINGS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Meetings scheduled this week and next in Montana will focus on some
of the central issues in the Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife restoration
effort.

Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority members meet this Thursday
and Friday in Polson to hear reports and consider endorsing a variety of
proposals. The Northwest Power Planning Council gathers next Tuesday and
Wednesday in Helena.

An 8:30 a.m. Thursday session in Polson has CBFWA Executive Director
Brian Allee and Doug ...
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9. FEEDBACK FROM READERS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
of Bonneville Power Administration:
Comment regarding Hanford Reach flow reshaping, to correct the record regarding
Bob Heinith's characterization of the Grant Co PUD/BPA power exchange referred
to in the June 18 Columbia Basin Bulletin Feedback section:

On Thursday, June 18, BPA and Grant Co PUD jointly proposed a power
exchange for the remainder of June that would have the effect of smoothing
flows in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River below Priest Rapids Dam.
Under the ...
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