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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009

NW Winter Forecast Tilts Toward Warmer, Drier Winter; Streamflows Below Normal
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
Water supply forecasts for next summer have been pushed down due to the combination of depleted soils in much of the Columbia River basin and the prospect of El Nino conditions holding sway across the Northwest over the next nine months. Read More...  

Oregon, Nez Perce, Earthjustice Briefs Say Obama Salmon Plan Falls Short; Fed Reply Due Oct. 23
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
A new "Adaptive Management Implementation Plan" -- produced by federal agencies with guidance from high-level Obama Administration officials -- could make matters worse, not better, for imperiled Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead, according to briefs filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Read More...  

Redden Considers Request That Feds' Release Info On BiOp Consultation With Independent Scientists
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
Parties to the lawsuit challenging the validity of the 2008 Biological Opinion for Columbia/Snake River salmon and steelhead are debating whether more background information regarding the formation of the Obama Administration's new "Adaptive Management Implementation Plan" should be produced for the court. Read More...  

Top Regional Federal Officials Brief Council On Salmon Recovery Plan; Explain 'Decline Trigger'
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
Federal officials this week told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council that a good plan for protecting Columbia River basin salmon just got better. Read More...  

Idaho Wants New Hatchery To Increase Snake River Sockeye Smolt Production Up To One Million
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
The state of Idaho hopes to soon take a huge step forward in its effort to rebuild a Snake River sockeye salmon stock that nearly winked out during the 1980s and 1990s. Read More...  

Study: Researchers Using PIT-Tags Should Account For Tag-Loss, Tag-Induced Mortality
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
A recent study on the effects of PIT tags on the survival, growth and behavior of hatchery spring chinook salmon indicates that tag-induced mortality and tag loss is substantial. Read More...  

Upriver Steelhead Concentrating In Cool Water Sites At Risk From Intense Angler Harvest
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
A University of Idaho fisheries research group says some Columbia/Snake upriver steelhead populations are at risk as anglers cash in on the high numbers of steelhead concentrating in cool tributaries in western Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

More Low-Oxygen Waters Off Oregon Coast In 2009, But Wind Decrease Avoids 'Dead Zones'
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
The Pacific Ocean off Oregon again experienced low-oxygen waters near the seafloor in summer of 2009, but the winds that fuel annual upwelling abated sufficiently in August and September to avoid severe hypoxia and the threat of biological "dead zones," according to scientists. Read More...  

Research Examines How Climate Change Will Cause Major Shifts In World's Fisheries
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
In the first major study to examine the effects of climate change on ocean fisheries, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia and Princeton University finds that climate change will produce major shifts in productivity of the world's fisheries, affecting ocean food supply throughout the world. Read More...  

USFWS Names Pacific Region Director For Climate Change And Science Application
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 (PST)
Longtime wildlife biologist and science leader Carol Schuler has been named assistant regional director for Climate Change and Science Application for the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Schuler's appointment will begin in early December. Read More...  
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