Modernizing Columbia River Treaty: B.C. Report On Community Meetings Says This Time Basin Residents, Indigenous Nations Will Be ‘Meaningfully Consulted’

August 6th, 2020

A British Columbia Province Report on recent Columbia River Treaty community meetings notes “there was a lack of consultation with Basin residents and Indigenous Nations when the Treaty was first negotiated, and feelings of hurt and anger remain to this day.”

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Public Comments Favor Fish Passage At Crooked River’s Bowman Dam (Central Oregon) Or Increased Downstream Mitigation

July 9th, 2020

Public comment that closed June 22 for the most part favored providing anadromous fish passage at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River in Central Oregon. But if passage is not possible due to the costs, then other comments asked for far more habitat mitigation in the river downstream than was proposed the dam’s operator Ochoco Irrigation District.

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NMFS BiOp Says Lethally Removing Beavers In Oregon Does Not Jeopardize ESA-Listed Salmon/Steelhead; ODFW Commission Mulls Beaver Work Group

June 25th, 2020

A biological opinion of a US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service’s management program to lethally remove beavers in Oregon and the program’s impacts on fish species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act was completed June 8 by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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