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Latest CBB News > Archives > Nov. 28, 2003
Nov. 28, 2003

OREGON GETS ‘B’ GRADE IN BATTLING INVASIVE SPECIES
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 (PST)
Oregon has received a letter grade of "B" for 2003 in its ongoing battle against invasive species that threaten the state as a new list of the 100 most dangerous species from the plant and animal kingdom has been developed. Read More...  

NOAA COMMISSIONS NEW CLIMATE MONITORING NETWORK; DEBUT SET FOR JAN. 2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 (PST)
A new, high-tech climate monitoring network designed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists to keep tabs on the nation’s temperature and precipitation trends is set to debut nationwide in January 2004. Read More...  

WDFW COLLECTING COUGAR DNA IN OKANOGAN AREA TO BETTER ESTIMATE POPULATION DENSITIES
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 (PST)
With the help of experienced hound hunters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is collecting DNA samples from cougars in northeast Washington through the end of the year to learn more about the population of the big cats. Read More...  

SENATORS ASK NORTON FOR INCREASED STATE INVOLVEMENT IN FEDERAL WOLF RECOVERY
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 (PST)
Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo sent a letter Thursday (Nov. 20) to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton urging her to explore ways to increase the use of state management programs in federal wolf recovery efforts.

The letter was also signed by Senators Larry Craig, R-Idaho; Conrad Burns, R-Montana; Max Baucus, D-Montana; Gordon Smith, R-Oregon; and Craig Thomas, R-Wyoming.
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WASH. ECOLOGY DEPARTMENT SPENDS $4.1 MILLION SINCE 2001 TO ACQUIRE WATER RIGHTS IN FIVE BASINS
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has invested $4.1 million to keep billions of gallons of water flowing in five river basins where fish populations are most at risk, DOE officials say. Read More...  

CORPS RELEASES REPORT ON ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF RECREATION AT OREGON PORTS; INCLUDES MARINAS,LAUNCHES
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST)
Spending associated with recreational activities at 18 Oregon coastal and river ports plays a significant role in Oregon's economy, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report.

The report concluded that in 2002, port-related recreation activities provided $109 million in sales, $42 million in personal income and 1,700 jobs to the state's economy.
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U.S., CANADA SIGN AGREEMENT ON PACIFIC WHITING HARVESTS FOR NEXT DECADE
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST)
The United States and Canada signed an agreement Friday (Nov. 21) that allocates a set percentage of the Pacific whiting catch to American and Canadian fishermen over the next decade.

In the past, the race for fish by both countries resulted in collective overfishing of whiting.
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NORTHWEST DELEGATION MEMBERS EXPLAIN AND REACT TO HEALTHY FORESTS RESTORATION ACT
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST)
Last week the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the conference report to H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.

The House voted 286-140; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote. The legislation, intended to improve the health of the nation’s forests, will now be sent to the President for his signature.

The Northwest congressional delegation issued statements, reactions and analyses of the impact of the legislation upon the region and Columbia Basin:
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