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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 9, 2005
September 9, 2005

AGREEMENT MAY ALLOW LOWER SNAKE RIVER DREDGING TO RESUME
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
Lower Snake River navigation channels will be cleared this winter, and fishing and conservation groups will get a long-sought analysis of sediment management issues and options if U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik approves a settlement agreement submitted to his court Thursday. Read More...  

POWER SALES, COST-CUTS PROMPT BPA TO REDUCE WHOLESALE RATES
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that it will reduce its fiscal year 2006 wholesale power rates by 1.6 percent beginning Oct. 1, 2005, despite the ongoing effects of below average precipitation in the Columbia River Basin and additional spill for salmon migration. Read More...  

REDDEN MOVES TO BIOP STATUS CONFERENCE TO SEPT. 30
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
Parties to the lawsuit have been given until Sept. 27 to describe their vision for remedying a federal Columbia River salmon protection plan left in question this spring by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden. Read More...  

MONTANA GOV., B.C. PREMIER DISCUSS FLATHEAD MINING ISSUES
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
After meeting Tuesday with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer expressed optimism that the state’s environmental concerns will not be ignored in regard to mining projects in the Canadian headwaters of the Flathead River. Read More...  

PLAN WOULD “REPROGRAM” FALL CHINOOK HATCHERY RELEASES
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say they will provide the construction costs if other entities pay ongoing operations and maintenance and monitoring expenses that are necessary to eliminate costly March spill that is intended to flush hatchery-produced tule fall chinook salmon through Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

USFWS LAUNCHES STATUS REVIEW ON YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Sept. 1 that it is initiating a status review of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout to determine whether to propose listing the species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

COURT SETTLEMENT LEADS TO GRANT PROGRAM FOR OREGON RIVERS
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
A $2 million court settlement with an international shipping company has resulted in the
creation of a sustained granting program to benefit Oregon rivers and streams, beginning
with the Willamette River Basin.
Read More...  

GROWTH RINGS IN EAR BONES ANOTHER TOOL FOR OCEAN RESEARCH
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
Scientists at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center have found a link between the growth rings of trees and the growth rings from the ear bones of long-living rockfish species, and their findings could provide new information for resource management. Read More...  

NEW MODELER CAN SHOW WHERE FISH CONGRETATE IN OCEAN
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PST)
Researchers at Oregon State University have created a “benthic terrain modeler,” software that can be used with a geographic information system to provide a significant new way of describing the ocean sea floor and the fish and other marine species that probably live there. Read More...  

 

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