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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 10, 2004
Sept. 10, 2004

STUDY IDENTIFIES 'SMARTER' LETHAL CONTROL OF BIRDS
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
Shooting California and ring-billed gulls in Mid-Columbia reservoirs as a means of reducing the species' consumption of migrating salmon may be doing more harm than good, according to the results of a three-year study funded by the Chelan County Public Utility District. Read More...  

DIVERSE BASIN INTERESTS GIVE DRAFT BIOP MIXED EARLY REACTION
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
As conservationists and tribes criticized the draft biological opinion released by NOAA Fisheries this week, states were cautious while awaiting staff reviews and utilities were optimistic that the plan will consider the cost of operations to the Northwest federal hydroelectric system. Read More...  

PUBLIC, MONTANA COMMISSION SAY NO TO WALLEYE
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted Thursday in Missoula
to continue a ban on walleye west of the Continental Divide, after hearing
strong public feedback supporting the ban.
Read More...  

BUSH SEEKS $15 MILLION BUDGET SHIFT TO FUND CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
President George W. Bush this week asked Congress to add $15 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' fiscal year 2005 budget to fund the Corps' project to deepen the Columbia River navigation channel and to make the change without increasing the President's total FY 2005 budget proposal. Read More...  

COUNCIL PRESSES TOWARD SUBBASIN PLAN ADOPTIONS
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
Nearly half of the 59 subbasin plans submitted at the end of May are on the fast track for approval as amendments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program in December if a staff-recommended schedule can be achieved. Read More...  

FEDERAL AGENCIES RELEASE DRAFT NEW BIOP FOR HYDRO SYSTEM
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 (PST)
Federal agencies released draft documents Thursday that officials say will shore up Columbia River basin salmon protection efforts biologically and legally, and do it in a manner that potentially reduces the cost to the federal hydropower system. Read More...  

 

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