Council Seeks Comments On Proposed Additions To Columbia River Basin Fish And Wildlife Program

July 22nd, 2019

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s proposed changes to the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program include implementing “a broad suite of actions to mitigate for the complete loss of anadromous fish and the losses to other fish and wildlife species in the Lake Roosevelt and Spokane River areas above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.”

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Council Requests Independent Science Panel Review Upper Columbia Tribes’ Report On Re-introducing Salmon/Steelhead Above Grand Coulee Dam

July 18th, 2019

Following up on a Phase 1 investigation of fish passage and reintroduction of salmon and steelhead upstream of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams that was completed last month by the Upper Columbia United Tribes, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week approved a letter asking the Independent Scientific Advisory Board to review the report.

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Council Recommendations For 48 Fish/Wildlife Projects, $43 Million A Year, Out For Public Review

July 18th, 2019

Some 48 fish and wildlife projects that will cost $43.5 million each year – hatchery work, data management, research -- were reviewed and approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee at its meeting this week in Butte, Montana.

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Biologists Detail Health Of White Sturgeon Populations In Columbia/Lower Snake River; A Mixed Bag

May 14th, 2019

Although the abundance of adult white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River is above conservation status as set by a joint Washington/Oregon sturgeon management and conservation plan, the fish have yet to reach desired status abundance levels, a higher number also set by the plan.

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New Manager For BPA Fish/Wildlife Division Discusses Funding Issues With Power/Conservation Council

April 10th, 2019

The Bonneville Power Administration’s Crystal Ball spoke to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at its meeting this week in Portland. It was her first appearance at the Council since she assumed the position as the agency’s Executive Manager for its Fish and Wildlife Division. She replaces Bryan Mercier, who left BPA last year.

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