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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009

Over 1,000 Snake River Sockeye Reach Lower Granite, Already Beating 2008 Record
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Last year's huge adult Snake River sockeye salmon run sent Columbia River fishery scientists scurrying for some answers -- what could have boosted spawner returns to the Sawtooth Hatchery and Redfish Lake Creek to 650 adult fish after the run had averaged fewer than 40 annually over the previous nine years? Read More...  

Council Recommends Funding For 34 Columbia Basin Wildlife Projects In 2010-2014
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The implementation of a revamped project selection process reached an initial milestone Thursday with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's recommendation that 34 wildlife projects be funded in the coming years under its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

Mainstem Summer Harvest Winding Down; Summer Chinook Run At 10-Year Average
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Four Columbia River treaty tribes this week launched what will likely be their last chance of the summer season to net and sell summer chinook and sockeye salmon on the mainstem Columbia River reservoirs above Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

Washington State, Mining Co. Sign Agreement On Upper Columbia Cleanup Project
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology and Teck American Inc., of Spokane this week signed a detailed voluntary agreement under which the mining company will remove slag from an area on the upper Columbia River known as Black Sand Beach. Read More...  

Interior Throws Out Bush Administration Logging Plan For Western Oregon
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Saying the Bush Administration failed to follow established administrative procedure before leaving office, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Thursday announced that a plan to intensify logging in western Oregon -- known as the Western Oregon Plan Revisions -- is legally indefensible and must be withdrawn. Read More...  

Biologists Checking For Wolf Pack Presence in Washington's Pend Oreille County
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources are checking for the presence of a wolf pack in northeast Pend Oreille County after a remote camera captured images of an apparent male and female wolf together, and genetic tests confirmed a male Rocky Mountain gray wolf is in the area. Read More...  

Nez Perce Tribe's Rebecca Miles Chair Of CRITFC For 2009-2010
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Rebecca Miles, a Nez Perce tribal member and official has been chosen by tribal officials to chair the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in 2009-2010. Read More...  

Oregon Legislation Sets Up Trust To Fund Potential Removal Of Klamath Dams
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski this week signed legislation that authorizes funds for the potential removal of four dams in the Klamath River Basin. Read More...  

NOAA Bans Harvesting Of Krill Off California, Oregon, Washington Coasts
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. The rule goes into effect on Aug. 12. Read More...  

USFWS Proposes To Remove Snake River Snail From ESA List
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week proposed to remove the Utah valvata snail from the federal Endangered Species Act list, based on new information showing the snail is more widely distributed and occurs in more habitat types than was known at the time the species was listed as endangered in 1992. Read More...  
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