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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 11, 2002
October 11, 2002

1. FLAT FUNDING MAY FORCE DESTRUCTION OF HATCHERY EGGS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Flat federal funding for Mitchell Act facilities and the imminent hatch of spring chinook salmon eggs may force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to start destroying some 1.5 million eggs next week at their Carson and Little White Salmon hatcheries. Read More...  

2. MEDIATION IN BIOP LAWSUIT FAILS; FLURRY OF NEW FILINGS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
An eight-month effort to resolve issues through mediation has ended, coincident with a cavalcade of new filings in the lawsuit brought to challenge the federal government's Columbia Basin salmon recovery plan.

Plaintiffs in the case, National Wildlife Federation, et al. v. National Marine Fisheries Service, are asking the court to require NMFS to withdraw its 2000 Federal Columbia River Power System biological opinion and reinitiate consultation on hydrosystem operations.
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3. DIVERSE GROUPS COME TOGETHER ON HATCHERY 'WHITE PAPER'
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A Citizens' Forum pledged to consensus building will present a conceptual "White Paper" that supports hatchery supplementation as a tool for rebuilding salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin.

The diverse group, which has been meeting since its organization in February of 2001, was the outgrowth of meetings started in 1999 between staff and policy makers of the Oregon Wheat Growers League and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
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4. COMMUNICATION, OTHER TOOLS NEEDED FOR OREGON WOLF PLAN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Four U.S. wolf experts agreed this week that education is one of the most important ingredients of a good wolf management plan.

The four experts speaking to Oregon's seven-member Fish and Wildlife Commission said, with so many misconceptions about wolves, both from those who favor their reintroduction and those who fear it, that it's important to get the wolf story right.
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