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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 19, 2007
Oct. 19, 2007

IDAHO DELEGATION URGES IMPLEMENTATION OF 2005 UPPER SNAKE BIOP
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
Idaho's four members of Congress joined forces this week in support of appropriations bill language that would require implementation of measures outlined in the soon-to-be defunct 2005 biological opinion on Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects on the upper Snake River. Read More...  

PROCESS TO AMEND NPPC'S FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM TO BEGIN
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council decided Wednesday to trigger on Nov. 1 the yearlong process to amend its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

SCIENCE-POLICY 'EXCHANGE' STRESSES KEY UNCERTAINTIES FACING COUNCIL
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
A science-policy "exchange" hosted last month by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council produced few sure answers but did serve its intended goal, highlighting key uncertainties in salmon and steelhead restoration efforts. Read More...  

SCIENTIST POINTS TO YAKIMA RIVER AS PLACE TO RESTORE NATURAL DYNAMIC
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
There is only one way to restore healthy, naturally produced Columbia River basin salmon populations, according to researcher Jack Stanford.


But the region will have to swallow bitter pills to save the chosen ones – knocking back harvest and hatchery production and allowing Mother Nature to provide them a productive environment, he said.
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MONTANA BEGINS PURGING HYBRIDS FROM LAKES IN FLATHEAD BASIN
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
Montana's first go at purging hybrid fish populations from two lakes in the Jewel Basin came off without a hitch, the last of the work being finished last week, the project coordinator said. Read More...  

ISRP REVIEWS 16 UMATILLA PROJECTS AS COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Independent Scientific Review Panel sought perspective, and feels it got it, in a recently completed review of 16 fish and wildlife projects being carried out in the Umatilla River subbasin in north-central Oregon. Read More...  

OTTER APPOINTS YOST AS IDAHO’S NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter this week announced the appointment today of Jim Yost, a long-time gubernatorial adviser on natural resources issues, to succeed Jim Kempton as one of two Idaho members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

NEW SPILLWAY WEIR TO BE FLOATED UP RIVER TO LOWER MONUMENTAL
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 (PST)
River watchers will soon have a chance to see a spillway weir – structures developed to allow juvenile salmon and steelhead a more natural passage route at federal dams -- as the latest is transported from Portland up the Columbia and Snake rivers to Lower Monumental Lock and Dam where the weir will be installed. Read More...  

 

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