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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 15, 2006
Sept. 15, 2006

COUNCIL ISSUES DRAFT FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FY 07-09
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
Draft fish and wildlife project funding recommendations approved this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council would largely balance provincial and mainstem on-the-ground/multi-province budgets at allocation targets for fiscal years 2007-2009, and come in at more than $10 million under budget in the basinwide category. Read More...  

NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS ARGUMENTS ON FISH PASSAGE CENTER CASE
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
A three-judge appellate panel on Tuesday focused its questions on whether or not the Bonneville Power Administration used the proper rationale in deciding to end funding for the Fish Passage Center, and whether that decision aligned with language in the Northwest Power Act. Read More...  

TRIBES, FISH MANAGERS URGE INCREASED FISH, WILDLIFE FUNDING
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
Even as the Northwest Power and Conservation Council enters its budget-setting stretch run, it is hearing that the nation's largest fish and wildlife mitigation effort is not large enough. Read More...  

STATUS CHECK SHOWS ANGLERS REELING IN 194,821 PIKEMINNOW
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
Anglers on the Columbia and Snake rivers have been busy reeling in tens of thousands of northern pikeminnow this spring and summer as part of the Northern Pikeminnow Management Program’s sport reward season. Read More...  

REDUCED RUN FORECAST LEADS TO CHINOOK RETENTION RULES
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
Anglers will be required to release any chinook salmon they catch during the rest of this season on two major sections of the Columbia River under new rules approved Wednesday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon. Read More...  

COUNCIL OKS FUNDING FOR OMAK CREEK, ALBENI FALLS PROJECTS
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation on Wednesday met the Colville Tribe halfway, approving $82,686 of a requested $133,686 within-year funding request to replace two culverts in central Washington's Omak Creek to improve passage and habitat there for steelhead. Read More...  

RESEARCH AIMS TO RANK RIVERS’ SALMON PRODUCTION POTENTIAL
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 (PST)
For most of the summer, a blue catamaran raft has been plying Montana's Flathead river system, outfitted with an unusual array of high-tech equipment rather than coolers and tackle boxes. Read More...  

 

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