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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 23, 2004
July 23, 2004

DRAFT EIS CALLS FOR MOVING MOST ESTUARY TERNS ELSEWHERE
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2004 (PST)
The "preferred alternative" in a management analysis released today (July 23) would seek to shift 60 to 70 percent of the Caspian terns that now nest in late spring and summer in the lower Columbia River estuary to sites elsewhere in Oregon, in Washington and in California's San Francisco Bay. Read More...  

FEDERAL ATTORNEYS FILE BRIEFS AGAINST SPILL INJUNCTION
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2004 (PST)
Federal attorneys on Thursday said that fishing and conservation groups have neither a legal nor biological basis for asking that a U.S. District Court stop implementation of hydrosystem spill reduction plan or declare invalid a NOAA Fisheries endorsement of that plan. Read More...  

USFWS AUTHORIZES KILLING OF IDAHO WOLF PACK PREYING ON SHEEP
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week authorized the lethal control of a wolf pack that repeatedly preyed on sheep near McCall, Idaho.

As a result, all nine members of the Cook wolf pack were shot and killed on Tuesday, July 20, by agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services.
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NOAA LETTER EXPLAINS AGENCY DECISION ON MONTANA FLOW PLAN
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries rejected last week parts of a river operation proposed by the State of Montana and on Monday, July 19, sent a letter explaining its decision to Northwest Power and Conservation Council Chairwoman Judi Danielson of Idaho. Read More...  

COUNCIL SEEKS COMMENT ON HATCHERY MANAGEMENT ISSUE PAPER
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 (PST)
A Northwest Power and Conservation Council issue paper on Columbia River basin hatchery management was sent out this week in search of answers about how artificial production should be used in the future to meet both harvest and conservation needs. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS APPROVE MORE FISHING FOR TRIBAL GILL NETTERS
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 (PST)
Tribal gill netters ventured out on the mainstem Columbia in pursuit of "summer" chinook salmon and sockeye this week and next despite the recognition that their harvest to-date has already far surpassed their allowed "impact" on the Snake River-bound portion of the chinook run. Read More...  

COLUMBIA RIVER FORUM FOR CANADA-U.S. WATER ISSUES DISCUSSED
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 (PST)
Representatives of Canadian and American water-use planning agencies met last week in Kimberley, British Columbia to discuss the creation of an international forum on Columbia River water issues. Read More...  

GROUPS REQUEST INJUNCTION TO STOP REDUCED SPILL PLAN
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 (PST)
As promised, a coalition of fishing and environmental groups has asked a federal court to stop a plan that would eliminate August spill at federal hydroelectric projects that is designed to improve passage, and survival, for fall chinook salmon that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

OREGON FILES MOTION SUPPORTING SPILL INJUCTION REQUEST
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 (PST)
The state of Oregon and its governor and four Columbia River treaty tribes filed legal papers July 17 in support of fishing and conservation groups' efforts to stop the planned August elimination of spill as a route of passage for juvenile salmon and steelhead at federal hydroelectric projects. Read More...  

 

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