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Latest CBB News > Archives > November 20, 2009
November 20, 2009

Redden Letters Pose Procedural, Substantive Questions For Monday's BiOp Hearing
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A pair of missives issued over the past week by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden note progress in the attempt to produce a legal strategy that avoids jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead stock that negotiate the Columbia-Snake river hydro system. Read More...  

Project Tests Methods To Improve Monitoring, Track Effectiveness Of Salmon Habitat Restoration
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The eternal quest to determine how, and if, habitat restoration actions affect the status of imperiled Columbia River basin salmon is taking wings in three intensively monitored watersheds. Read More...  

Migrating Flathead Basin Lake Trout Threatening Bull Trout Populations
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Recent spawning surveys indicate most of Glacier National Park's west-side bull trout populations are teetering towards extinction, but an aggressive netting project in one lake was successful in suppressing invading lake trout. Read More...  

Pend Oreille Commission Issues Concerns Over Lake Fluctuations, Stresses Monitoring
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A proposal to allow fluctuations of up to 5 feet in the elevation of north Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille this winter has drawn protests from members of a local advisory group who says such ups and downs would damage the economy and the environment. Read More...  

Washington's New Fee For Salmon Anglers To Support Selective Fisheries Efforts
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Starting April 1, Washington State anglers who fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to purchase a new endorsement intended to help maintain and improve fishing opportunities throughout the basin. Read More...  

Report Suggests Public Wants 'Go Slow' Approach On Wave Energy In Northwest
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A new report summarizing public reactions to wave energy development in the Pacific Northwest suggests that many people are cautiously supportive, but want a "go slow" approach that entails careful research and testing before significant use. Read More...  

Alaska 2009 Commercial Salmon Harvest Below 10-year Average (1999-2008)
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released this week preliminary estimates for the 2009 commercial salmon harvest that shows catch numbers below the recent 10-year average but with a higher dollar value. Read More...  

Ocean As 'Natural Sink' Not Keeping Pace With Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The ocean and the land are natural sponges, or sinks, that absorb carbon dioxide, or CO2, from the atmosphere. But a group of international scientists, including two from NOAA, have found that the emissions are outpacing the ability of the sinks to soak up the excess CO2. Read More...  

Montana Wolf Hunt Ends With Total Of 72 Killed, 15 Percent Of Statewide Population
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
With seven wolves harvested last weekend in Northwest Montana and three in Southwest Montana, the state's wolf-hunting season officially closed Monday night. Read More...  

Video Shows Wolf Pack Of At Least 10 Wolves In Wallowa County
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A video taken by ODFW on Nov. 12 in the Imnaha Wildlife Management Unit (east of Joseph, Ore. in Wallowa County) shows at least 10 wolves make up a pack that ODFW has been monitoring since June 2008. The video was taken from an adjacent ridge across a canyon and shows a mixture of gray and black individual wolves moving upslope. Read More...  
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