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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 1, 2008
August 1, 2008

Feds Oppose Science Panel For Legal BiOp Review; Judge Sets Aug. 21 Hearing
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
Before the real battle begins, litigants will debate whether independent scientists should be employed during a legal review of the government's new strategy for assuring that the federal Columbia/Snake river hydro system avoids jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead stocks protected under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

14 Snake River Sockeye Make It To Stanley Basin; 847 Counted At Lower Granite
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The first 14 of what is hoped to be a bumper crop of Snake River sockeye salmon had arrived in central Idaho's high country through Thursday. That's already double the return of the previous two years combined. Read More...  

Lawsuit Settlement Requires NMFS To Examine Pesticide Impacts On Salmon
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
A coalition of fishing and environmental groups this week settled a lawsuit with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the impacts of pesticides upon federally protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Pinks – Humpies – Defying Past Trends A Bit This Year In Columbia River
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
Pink salmon are a species whose presence is so subtle and slight in the Columbia River that it gets little or no mention in state literature or regulations. Read More...  

FERC Urged To Slow Down On Estuary Natural Gas Terminal; NOAA Says More Info Needed
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
A hail of criticism from states, tribes and others has been showered on a federal assessment of environment impacts that would result from the proposed construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal on the banks of the Columbia River. Read More...  

Idaho Releases Draft Plan For Increasing, Conserving Snake River White Sturgeon
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game this week released its draft plan for reviving flagging populations of white sturgeon, a popular game fish found in the Snake River. Read More...  

Mechanical Failure At Dworshak Alters Flow Aug Regime For Migrating Salmon
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
A mechanical breakdown at central Idaho's Dworshak Dam will limit fish and hydro managers' ability this summer to control the reservoir's cool waters to augment flows downriver and, more importantly, help hold down water temperatures for migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Governors Launch Plan To Address Ocean Health, Coastal Management
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The governors of California, Oregon and Washington this week launched an action plan to address ocean and coastal management issues along the West Coast. Read More...  

Oregon Seeking Recommendations For Sites Considered For Marine Reserves
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
This summer Oregon is asking residents to recommend specific sites to be considered for marine reserves.

The state of Oregon is considering establishing marine reserves to aid in the research and management of ocean habitats and marine plants and animals. Reserves would be areas within Oregon's Territorial Sea (0-3 nautical miles from shore) protected from all extractive and development activities.
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USFWS Announces Changes in Pacific Region Leadership Positions
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced several changes in assignment for members of its leadership team, including changes for the Pacific Region. Read More...  
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