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July 30, 2004

AGENCIES ANNOUNCE NEW RULES FOR PESTICIDE/ESA CONSULTATIONS
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Thursday finalized new regulations establishing what the agencies say is a more efficient approach to ensure protection of threatened and endangered species as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval process for pesticides. Read More...  

FISHING TO BEGIN FOR FIFTH LARGEST FALL CHINOOK RUN SINCE 1948
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 (PST)
The turning of the calendar page means that sport boats will be bobbing at the Columbia River mouth's Buoy 10 in pursuit of coho and fall chinook salmon and that gill nets will soon be deployed in the lower mainstem with a fresh harvest allotment to fill. Read More...  

GROUPS THREATEN LEGAL ACTION AGAINST EPA OVER PESTICIDES
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004 (PST)
Conservation and fishing groups on Monday threatened legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, calling slipshod the agency's process for determining whether pesticides affect salmon and steelhead survival. Read More...  

JUDGE STOPS FEDERAL PLAN TO MODIFY SUMMER SPILL FOR FISH
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 (PST)
A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday approved a preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of a hydrosystem spill reduction plan that federal proponents said could reap as much as a $28 million windfall without harming the salmon and steelhead that spill is intended to help. Read More...  

FERC OKS LICENSE FOR FIVE SNAKE RIVER DAMS; SNAIL REVIEW SLATED
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 (PST)
An Endangered Species Act review of a small snail that lives in free flowing sections of south central Idaho's Snake River and a long overdue license for five small hydroelectric projects in the same area were both announced this week, and each impacts the other. Read More...  

SPILL RULING CHEERED; OTHERS SAY COST EFFECTIVENESS SACRIFICED
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2004 (PST)
The reaction to Wednesday's federal court decision blocking a hydrosystem spill reduction plan was, predictably, sharply divided with fishing and conservation groups, as well as Columbia River basin treaty tribes, hailing the ruling and economic interests decrying what appears to be a lost opportunity. Read More...  

FERC APPROVES GRANT PUD ADVANCED TURBINE INSTALLATION
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 (PST)
The Grant County Public Utility District has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to proceed with installation and testing of advanced hydroelectric turbines at Wanapum Dam. Read More...  

RIVER MANAGERS ADJUSTING DWORSHAK FLOWS TO COOL SNAKE RIVER
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 (PST)
With hotter than normal weather and rising tailwater temperatures at Lower Granite Dam, the Technical Management Team increased the amount of water released from Dworshak Dam on Friday, July 23. Read More...  

WEBSITE HAS LATEST INFORMATION ON OREGON WOLF MANAGEMENT
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 (PST)
People with an interest in the development of a wolf management
plan for Oregon may now read all the materials produced for a committee
that has met monthly since last year.

The materials are posted on a newly updated Web site at
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/main.html.
Read More...  

USFWS CONDUCTING REVIEW OF BLISS RAPIDS SNAIL IN SNAKE RIVER
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is conducting a 5-year review of the Bliss Rapids snail (Taylorconcha serpenticola), as required under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  
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