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Judge Sets Timeline For Challenge To Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead EIS/BIOP; Could Extend Well Into 2022

April 16th, 2021

A federal judge in Oregon has set a schedule for future litigation proceedings in the eighth challenge since 2001 to the federal biological opinion for threatened and endangered Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead. Activity begins this month and extends out to at least August 2022 when final summary judgement briefs are due to the court.

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‘Returns Alarmingly Low’: Low Wild Spring Chinook Numbers Lead To Less Hood River Fishing, Shutdown In Deschutes

April 15th, 2021

A poor spring chinook run is impacting angling opportunities in two Oregon rivers. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife set regulations for fishing in the Hood and Deschutes rivers, reducing the bag limit in one river and closing the other due to an extreme low run of wild fish.

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Inslee Signs Bill Placing Statue Of Tribal Leader Billy Frank Jr. In National Statuary Hall, Replacing Marcus Whitman

April 15th, 2021

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week signed HB 1372, which will place a statue of tribal leader Billy Frank Jr. in the National Statuary Hall. Inslee was joined by members of Frank’s family, tribal and community members, Lt. Gov. Denny Heck and Rep. Debra Lekanoff when he signed the bill in a ceremony at Wa He Lut Indian School in Olympia.