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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 15, 2004
Oct. 15, 2004

COUNCIL CONSIDERS REVIEW OF FISH PASSAGE CENTER OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
A midsummer request for a budget increase has prompted Northwest Power and Conservation Council members to launch a hunt for efficiencies in the Fish Passage Center's operations that they hope will help hold the line on an already stretched Fish and Wildlife Program budget. Read More...  

COUNCIL VOTES TO SEND SUBBASIN PLANS, ISSUES OUT FOR COMMENT
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday voted to release for public review and comment 29 locally produced "subbasin plan" recommendations as draft amendments to the Council's fish and wildlife program. Read More...  

NE OREGON $26 MILLION HATCHERY PROJECT TAKES A STEP FORWARD
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
Despite a fiscal wariness about large looming one-time and long-term costs, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week moved a $26 million expansion of the Northeast Oregon Hatchery program closer to reality. Read More...  

LAMPREY: OVER $8 MILLION IN 10 YEARS FOR RESEARCH, RESTORATION
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
More than $8.3 million has been spent in the last 10 years on lamprey research and restoration – the subject next week at the first Columbia River Basin Pacific Lamprey Summit at Portland State University. Read More...  

TRIBAL GILL-NETTERS GET MORE FISHING DAYS FOR FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
Tribal gill-netters on Wednesday began 3 ½ days of fishing on the Columbia River mainstem above Bonneville Dam to cap what has been one of the more prolonged fall seasons in recent memories. Read More...  

BPA ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION ANNUAL PAYMENT TO U.S. TREASURY
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
Despite the fifth below average water year in a row, the Bonneville Power Administration paid the U.S. Treasury $1.053 billion for fiscal year 2004, just ended Sept. 30. Read More...  

$1.4 MILLION WILLAMETTE VALLEY HABITAT AGREEMENT SIGNED
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
A $1.4 million, 165-acre conservation easement purchase announced this week is intended to safeguard valuable Willamette Valley wetland habitat forever. Read More...  

BUSH GETS CONGRESSIONAL LETTERS FOR AND AGAINST DRAFT BIOP
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
A letter signed by over 100 Republican and Democratic legislators this week urges President Bush to revise the administration’s proposed recovery plan for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River Basin. Read More...  

GROUPS CHALLENGE FEDS ON PESTICIDE FISH CONSULTATION POLICY
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 (PST)
Conservation and commercial fishing groups challenged new rules that allow the Environmental Protection Agency to approve some pesticides without consulting with NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More...  

 

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