In 2009, the Columbia Basin Bulletin produced the 77-page e-book “SALMON AND HYDRO: An Account of Litigation over Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinions for Salmon and Steelhead, 1991-2009.” We are making the book available to CBB members.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is modifying operations at the Willamette Valley’s Detroit Dam to improve juvenile salmon downstream passage survival by releasing water exclusively through the upper regulating outlets when downstream passage rates are high.
A coalition of wildlife conservation groups have notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of its intent to file a lawsuit challenging the recent decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves across nearly all the lower 48 states.
A federal plan to operate the Columbia/Snake River hydropower system without jeopardizing salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act is likely headed to court for the sixth time since 2001.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protection to the elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to announce their intention to file a notice of intent to sue.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration signed a joint Record of Decision on Monday that commits the agencies to implementing immediate and long-term actions identified in July in a final environmental impact statement for operations of 14 Columbia/Snake River mainstem dams. The Columbia River Systems Operations EIS also includes a new biological opinion for 13 species of salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act.
A U.S. District Court ruling this week charged a federal agency with not moving fast enough to ensure survival and recovery of Upper Willamette River wild spring chinook and wild winter steelhead, two species listed as threatened in 1999 under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Missoula last week to require the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore what they say are proven safeguards for the protection and recovery of imperiled grizzly bears, Canada lynx, wolverine, and Columbia Basin bull trout on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana.
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.