Orca Task Force Works Into Second Year, Adding 12 New Recommendations; Whales Suffer From Too Few Fish, Too Much Noise, Pollution

October 17th, 2019

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Task Force, which last year submitted 36 recommendations that, if all were enacted, would cost more than $1 billion and could bring back Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound, is entering its second year and has now added 12 more recommendations.

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Federal Court Orders New Water Quality Plans For Many Of Oregon’s River Basins, Sets Schedules

October 10th, 2019

A federal court has ordered Oregon and federal pollution regulators to replace the existing water quality plans in many of Oregon’s river basins. The court also set schedules for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency to complete the new plans.

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USFWS Releases Draft Deschutes Habitat Plan; Aim Is Water For Farmers, Improve Habitat For Listed Spotted Frog, Fish

October 3rd, 2019

A draft habitat conservation plan designed to aid several species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, while also providing crucial water to Central Oregon farmers, will be posted in the Federal Register for review, Friday, Oct. 4, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The posting will open a 45-day public comment period for the draft HCP.

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Science Panel Reviews Master Plan For Hood River Production Program, Proposes Boost In Spring Chinook Smolts

October 3rd, 2019

A Hood River Hatchery proposal to boost its production of yearling spring chinook smolts from 150,000 to 250,000 is the subject of a recent review by a panel of scientists. However, no changes were proposed to the winter steelhead program.

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One Shared Columbia River Basin Habitat Research, Monitoring, Evaluation Strategy: Fish/Wildlife Managers Reviewing Draft

September 24th, 2019

A draft research, monitoring and evaluation strategy coordinated among two federal agencies and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council is out for review among Northwest fish and wildlife managers and fisheries project sponsors.

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