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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 30, 2005
Sept. 30, 2005

REDDEN SAYS WILL ORDER REMAND WHILE 2004 BIOP STAYS IN PLACE
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 (PST)
Judge James A. Redden told litigants today that he will order NOAA Fisheries to rewrite its prescription for assuring dams in the Federal Columbia River Power System do not jeopardize the survival of salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

BRIEFS SPELL OUT HOW PARTIES WANT BIOP REMAND TO PROCEED
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Attorneys for the federal government, Northwest states, treaty tribes and navigation and power interests continued to fence this week over timeframes and the role the courts should play in an anticipated process to rewrite a Columbia/Snake river salmon protection plan. Read More...  

COUNCIL FISH PANEL RECOMMENDS BASIN PROJECT FUNDING PROCESS
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
After reaching agreement on a variety of vexing issues, a Northwest Power and Conservation Council committee this week moved forward a proposed process for reviewing and selecting Columbia Basin fish and wildlife projects for funding. Read More...  

. GROUPS ASK REDDEN TO MAKE COLUMBIA, UPPER SNAKE BIOPS AS ONE
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Fishing industry and conservation groups Thursday requested that federal judge James Redden invalidate A federal biological opinion for 12 federal reservoirs in the upper Snake River basin used for irrigation and flood control. Read More...  

CORPS, IDFG EXPLORE NUTRIENT PLAN FOR NORTH FORK CLEARWATER
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and an Orofino man are exploring an idea that could improve fishing, water
quality and fish habitat at Dworshak Reservoir.
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PROJECT RESTORES HABITAT IN COLUMBIA ESTUARY MARSH LANDS
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Ninety-four acres of tidal marsh and channels and 115 acres of forest on the lower Columbia River’s Crims Island are being restored to provide better habitat for young salmon, a group of government agencies and conservation groups said this week. Read More...  

LESS CHINOOK THAN EXPECTED MEANS SHUTDOWN OF SPORT FISHING
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Tribal and non-Indian commercial fishers were given more harvest opportunities on the mainstem Columbia River while sport fishers were shut down because a successful season has resulted in the catch of more than their share of "upriver bright" fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS STUDY CAUSES OF PHYTOPLANKTON BLOOM INCREASES
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PST)
Harmful algal blooms that have closed shellfish harvests in the Pacific Northwest and caused "red tides" elsewhere appear to be increasing, scientists say, and the likely suspects are global climate change and increased human impact in coastal zones. Read More...  

 

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