About the Columbia Basin Bulletin

The Columbia Basin Bulletin’s objective is to keep readers fully informed about significant developments related to salmon and steelhead recovery and other important Columbia/Snake River Basin fish and wildlife issues.

For 20 years, the CBB served as a stakeholder information tool supported with Bonneville Power Administration fish and wildlife funds through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Regional Fish and Wildlife Program.

With BPA’s recent termination of that funding, the CBB’s independent journalism is now supported by subscribers.

We believe it is important stakeholders continue to have access to complete, fair and independent news coverage of the key developments in fish and wildlife policymaking, litigation, research, river operations, harvest management, fish passage, habitat restoration and much more.

We urge you to consider becoming a CBB Member. Your membership will allow the CBB to continue reporting the important details of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery and other fish and wildlife issues, and maintain the historical record through its Archives.

The E-Mail Newsletter:

The Columbia Basin Bulletin offers a free newsletter, through Constant Contact, delivered once a week by e-mail to subscribers interested in timely, straightforward, complete news about Basin fish and wildlife issues. The newsletter will keep you posted on the important stories published during the week on the website. If not already subscriber, please consider signing up with the sign up box on the home page.

The CBB Website:

The Columbia Basin Bulletin website is published independently by Intermountain Communications of Bend, Oregon.

The website offers continuous postings of key news and information about Columbia/Snake River Basin fish and wildlife issues, along with complete Archives reaching back to 1998. The CBB Archives offer the most complete news record and background of Columbia/Snake River Basin salmon recovery and other Basin natural resource issues.

Bill Crampton, owner of Intermountain Communications, serves as editor and publisher of both the website and e-mail newsletter. Crampton has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Washington and master’s degree in history from Washington State University. He worked for 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Alaska and the Northwest. Crampton launched Intermountain Communications in 1997 as an information services company specializing in natural resource issues.

Crampton is located in Bend, OR and can be reached on our Contact Us page.

Mike O’Bryant has been senior writer for the CBB for over 10 years and has written and reported on energy, the environment and fish and wildlife issues for over 30 years. O’Bryant has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in American literature from Portland State University. He can be reached at obryants@comcast.net.