The development of a multi-species framework to guide management of
Columbia Basin fish and wildlife enters a critical stretch with the selection
of policy alternatives expected to be made over the next two weeks.
Also crucial is the pursuit of budget dollars to fund completion of
the work — estimated to cost $1.7 million. The project, launched last
year by the Northwest Power Planning Council, is expected to culminate
at summer’s end with refined biological and social/economic/cultural