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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 11, 2003
July 11, 2003

1. REDDEN'S BIOP ORDERS HINT AT EXPECTATIONS, DEADLINES
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Two orders issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden hint at his expectations and set out firm deadlines for federal government reporting on how it will bring a Columbia/Snake river salmon and steelhead protection plan into compliance with the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

2. GAO REPORT DETAILS DELAYS, PROBLEMS IN ESA CONSULTATIONS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Although federal fisheries and action agencies have made improvements
in streamlining endangered species consultations in the Pacific
Northwest, lengthy delays and other problems persist, the General
Accounting Office told Congress last month.
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3. COLUMBIA TRIBES GET FIRST SUMMER CHINOOK SEASON IN 38 YEARS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Lower Columbia River treaty tribes next week will launch their first commercial gillnet fishery directed at summer chinook salmon in 38 years thanks to a higher-than-expected return that will likely be the second-largest since 1960. Read More...  

4. DWORKSHAK WATER RELEASES TO COOL DOWN SNAKE RIVER BEGIN
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
A shot of cold water from Dworshak Dam on the North Fork Clearwater River was released this week to help cool water in the lower Snake River.

Flows from the dam's reservoir, which is nearly full, increased from minimum flows to 14,000 cubic feet per second on Wednesday ( July 9).
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5. COURT BATTLES BEGIN IN DESCHUTES RIVER WATER MITIGATION ISSUE
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Opponents of recent rules promulgated by Oregon's Water Resources Department (WRD) in September 2002 that govern water withdrawals in the Deschutes River basin submitted what is to be the first of a series of briefs with the Oregon Court of Appeals. Read More...  

6. YAKAMA NATION ASKS NINTH CIRCUIT TO REVIEW BPA FISH FUNDING
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Frustrated with Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program funding modifications, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation has for the second time in recent weeks asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to step in. Read More...  

7. REVISIONS TO OREGON'S ESA MOVES TO THE STATE SENATE
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Gov. Ted Kulongoski's office are promoting passage in the Senate of a bill that would "overhaul" the state's Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

 

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