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November 14, 2008

Will Review Mandated By Congress Shift Columbia Basin Hatchery, Harvest Strategies?
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Can the Columbia/Snake river basin "have its cake and eat it too," -- i.e., enjoy sustainable harvests of salmon and steelhead while also lifting beleaguered wild, naturally spawning populations toward recovery? Read More...  

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Sign With Feds $61 Million Fish Restoration Agreement
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on Nov. 7 signed an agreement with federal agencies that makes available approximately $61 million over 10 years to help rebuild populations of Snake River spring/summer chinook and Snake River steelhead in Idaho's Salmon River basin and Snake River sockeye and native Yellowstone cutthroat in the upper Snake River. Read More...  

Fed-State-Utility Agreement May Lead To Removal Of Four Dams On Klamath River
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The federal government, the state of California, the state of Oregon and PacifiCorp on Thursday announced an "Agreement in Principle" aimed at resolving Klamath River resource issues and includes a plan for the removal of four Klamath River dams. Read More...  

Study Establishes Formula For Predicting Climate Change Impact On Salmon Stocks
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
University of British Columbia researchers say they have found a way to accurately predict the impact of climate change on imperiled Pacific salmon stocks that could result in better management strategies. Read More...  

EPA's Draft Report On Columbia River Toxic Contaminants Released For Review
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 10 early this month offered for review a draft report that the agency says is a first attempt to portray the risks posed by toxic substances found in the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

Appeals Court Calls Challenge To Fish Accords Moot Due To Tardiness
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week dismissed a legal attempt to derail $1 billion in fish and wildlife funding agreements made between Columbia River basin states and tribes and federal agencies. Read More...  

Thorson Takes Over As New Regional Director For U.S. Fish And Wildlife
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
Robyn Thorson is the new regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Region, returning to Portland 23 years after beginning her federal career in the Pacific regional oOffice. The Pacific Region includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Read More...  

Montana Companies, Landowners Propose Alternatives To Lynx Habitat Designation
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A coalition of Montana forest-products companies and landowners has been formed to propose conservation measures for Canada lynx as an alternative to an expansive designation of critical habitat for the species. Read More...  

Commerce Declares Puget Sound Sockeye Fisheries Commercial Fishery Failure
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today (Nov. 14) determined that there has been a commercial fishery failure due to a continued fisheries resource disaster in the sockeye salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the northern Pacific coast of Washington. Read More...  

Bi-State Fisheries Advisory Group Meets Monday on Harvest Allocation Plan
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A bi-state fisheries advisory group will meet Monday, Nov. 17 in Vancouver, Wash., to develop a recommendation on a catch-sharing plan for sport and commercial fisheries on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  


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