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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 20, 2006
Oct. 20, 2006

COUNCIL APPROVES F&W PROGRAM PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation on Wednesday completed its fiscal year 2007-2009 fish and wildlife project funding recommendations with but a few, albeit sometimes contentious, changes from a draft list produced a month ago. Read More...  

LEGISLATION WOULD EXPEDITE LETHAL REMOVAL OF SEA LIONS
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
A pair of Washington lawmakers on Monday announced their plan to introduce legislation in Congress that would allow the lethal removal of California sea lions preying on Columbia/Snake river salmon and steelhead as soon as next spring. Read More...  

FILINGS BY PLAINTIFFS, TRIBES, OREGON EXPRESS REMAND CONCERNS
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
Documents filed this week in U.S. District Court contend federal agencies are hampering a year-long collaborative process by dismissing the so-called "10-Step Conceptual Framework" as the means for determining whether Columbia River Basin hydro projects jeopardize the survival and recovery of protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS MULL CHILLING KOOTENAI TO HELP BURBOT
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
Chilling out the Kootenai River in November and December to improve spawning conditions for burbot hasn’t been easy, but it may be tried again this year. Read More...  

. FWS RELEASES ASSESSMENT OF LEAVENWORTH HATCHERY COMPLEX
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
The Entiat National Fish Hatchery spring chinook program should be terminated because it provides little harvest benefit and poses "significant straying genetic risk" to naturally produced, listed stocks in the Entiat River subbasin, according to a report released Oct. 13 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More...  

SALMON TRACING STUDY A SUCCESS; MAY EXPAND TO ENTIRE COAST
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
A pilot study aimed at determining the origins of ocean-caught chinook salmon proved successful this summer, raising hopes for the eventual implementation of in-season management protocols. Read More...  

COUNCIL: NO POWER SUPPLY PROBLEMS THIS WINTER FOR PNW
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
The Pacific Northwest has an ample supply of electricity for the coming winter months, according to an analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

VERY LONG-TERM FORECAST: NORTHWEST WINTERS EVEN WETTER
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 (PST)
If you think Pacific Northwest winters are gray and rainy now, just wait.

By the end of this century winter storms are likely to be much more pronounced, particularly west of the Cascade Range, according to new University of Washington research.
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