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December 22, 2009

Feds Say New Adaptive Management Plan Can Be Legally Added To Salmon BiOp Court Record
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Federal attorneys this week told U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden that a Sept. 15 addendum to the government's 2008 Columbia River basin hydro system salmon protection strategy could simply be added to the court record the judge will consider in deciding whether the plan is legal under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Federal Officials Release First Year Progress Report On 2008 Salmon BiOp Implementation
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Federal officials say they are on track, and producing results in terms of improved fish survival, after the first year of implementation of measures called for in NOAA Fisheries Service's 2008 Federal Columbia River Power System biological opinion. Read More...  

Pilot Study Shows Enough Promise To Expand Evaluation of Commercial 'Selective' Fishing Gear
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
A pilot study this year showed enough promise for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to expand its evaluation of the use of "selective" commercial fishing gear on the Columbia River mainstem in the New Year and beyond. Read More...  

Study: Catch Share Fisheries Eliminate Erratic Fishing Rates, Not Always More Fish
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Catch share programs result in more consistent and predictable fisheries but do not necessarily improve ecological conditions, according to a new study published online this week by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More...  

Washington, Oregon Receive Increased Funds To Repair Forest Roads Harming Salmon
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Federal funding is being increased to repair and reclaim crumbling national forest roads in Washington and Oregon that have been harming endangered salmon and clean water. Read More...  

Douglas PUD Files Draft Application For Relicensing Wells Hydro Project
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Douglas PUD last week filed its draft license application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the relicensing of its Wells Hydroelectric Project. Read More...  

Western Governors Focus On Expediting New Electricity Transmission Development
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Western governors and others last week focused on what the West's future electricity portfolio should look like, what it will take to get there and how long it will take.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced award selections for $60 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support transmission planning for the country's three interconnection transmission networks.
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