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Latest CBB News > Archives > November 15, 2002
November 15, 2002

1. DRAFT BULL TROUT PLAN, HABITAT DESIGNATIONS RELEASED
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday rolled out proposed "critical habitat" designations as well as a draft recovery plan for bull trout in the Northwest.

The draft proposals put a premium on habitat that provides "clean, cold, connected" water for bull trout, which were listed as a threatened species in the Columbia and Klamath basins in 1998. A draft recovery plan for the St. Mary-Belly River population east of Glacier National Park in Montana has also been developed.
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2. OVER 200 ATTEND OREGON'S FIRST WOLF TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
More than 200 Oregonians who attended the first two of 14 town hall meetings to address the "controversial" and "inevitable" encroachment of the endangered gray wolf represented a cross-section of interests, but were predominantly opposed to the predator's return. Read More...  

3. PUBLIC HEARINGS LAUNCHED ON PROPOSED MAINSTEM CHANGES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The rhetoric flared Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, along with promises to produce substantive scientific arguments, in what was the first of several public hearings scheduled to take comment of the Northwest Power Planning Council's draft "mainstem" amendment to its Columbia Basin fish and wildlife program.

Only five members of the public spoke during the Wednesday session.
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4. ODFW COMMISSION APPROVES FINAL NATIVE FISH POLICY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Making concessions to both hatchery advocates and fish conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission gained the support of such diverse groups as the Save the Salmon Coalition, the Oregon Farm Bureau, timber interests as well as Oregon Trout and Trout Unlimited, when it approved the long-awaited Native Fish Conservation Policy at its Nov. 9 meeting. Read More...  

5. FORMER STATE SENATE PRESIDENT TAKES OREGON NWPPC POST
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The face of Oregon's Northwest Power Planning Council delegation is rapidly changing with the state's former Senate president, Republican Gene Derfler, on Nov. 8 taking the seat that has been held by John Brogoitti.

The second of two Oregon spots on the NWPPC will shift from Eric Bloch to Melinda Eden on Jan. 1. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber made the appointments last week.
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