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December 05, 2008

BiOp Challengers File Injunction Request Calling For Increased Spill, Flow, John Day Drawdown
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
The state of Oregon and a coalition of fishing and conservation groups have asked a federal court to order increased flow augmentation and spilling of water for fish passage at Columbia/Snake river federal dams as a means of improving the lot of salmon and steelhead that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Judge Approves Sea Lion Removal, Appeal Likely; States Fine-Tune Trapping Plan For 2009
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled that the federal government complied with the law earlier this year in granting permission for the removal, lethal or otherwise, of California sea lions that gather below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam to prey on imperiled salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

BPA's Record of Decision To Implement 2008 BiOp Challenged In Appeals Court
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
A petition filed by fishing and conservation groups in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit alleges that Bonneville Power Administration's decision to implement a new Columbia River basin salmon protection plan is illegal. Read More...  

New Theory For How Salmon Find Their Birthplace: Reading The Magnetic Field
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
How marine animals such as salmon find their way back to their birthplace to reproduce after migrating across thousands of miles of open ocean has mystified scientists for more than a century. Read More...  

Groups Challenge Lake Roosevelt Drawdown, Water Rights In Federal Court
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
A pair of environmental groups on Monday filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from drawing down the mid-Columbia River's Lake Roosevelt more deeply in summer. Read More...  

Pend Oreille Kokanee Rebound Keyed To Dam Operations, Lake Trout Removal
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Biologists are hoping that a jump in kokanee spawning this year in north Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille, and the removal of another large chunk of the lake trout population, are signs that years of efforts to rebuild the landlocked salmon's numbers can eventually pay off. Read More...  

Researchers Assess, Track Salmonid Parasitic Infection "Whirling Disease"
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Improved techniques have been developed by microbiologists from Oregon State University to assess the threat from whirling disease, a deadly parasitic infection of rainbow trout and other salmonids, and new reports are outlining some of the most likely areas to which it could spread. Read More...  

WDFW Director Koenings Resigns; Anderson Appointed Interim Director
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
In a special meeting this week, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to accept the resignation of Jeffrey P. Koenings from his position as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, effective Dec. 11, and appointed Phil Anderson as interim department director. Read More...  

Commissions To Consider Catch Sharing Plan For Lower Columbia River Chinook Fisheries
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Oregon and Washington's fish and wildlife commissions next week will consider adopting a catch-sharing plan for sport and commercial fisheries on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

Washington Wants New Deadlines For Hanford Cleanup, Stressing Sites Near Columbia River
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna say that Washington state will file suit in U.S. District Court to compel the U.S. Department of Energy to complete the cleanup of 53 million gallons of highly toxic and radioactive waste buried in tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Read More...  
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