NW Power/Conservation Council Approves $35 Million In Resident Fish/Sturgeon Projects; Some Exceed BPA’s Efforts At Level Funding

September 18th, 2020

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee this week approved 44 Columbia River basin resident fish and sturgeon projects, with some projects exceeding by 10 percent the Bonneville Power Administration’s flat-lined 2021 fish and wildlife budget.

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Northwest Power/Conservation Council Sends Letter To USFWS Supporting Proposed Rule On Lethal Take Of Fish-Eating Cormorants

September 11th, 2020

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting a proposal allowing an expansion of lethal control of double-crested cormorants that consume juvenile Columbia River salmon and steelhead.

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Lamprey Fish Passage Efficiency At Each Columbia/Snake Dam Very Low: Nearly Half Lost (Not Counted) At Each Dam From Bonneville Dam To McNary

August 14th, 2020

A variety of changes at Columbia and Snake river dams to boost passage of Pacific lamprey is resulting in incremental improvements, according to a presentation this week at a Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting.

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Science Panel Suggests Task Force As Focal Point For Battling ‘Inevitable’ Spread Of Northern Pike In Columbia River Basin

August 13th, 2020

An independent science panel has suggested the creation of a regional task force to be the focal point for efforts to battle the spread of northern pike when the voracious predator “inevitably” spreads in the Columbia River downstream from Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.

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Changing Of The Guard At Northwest Power/Conservation Council; Long-Time Executive Director Crow Retires, Edmonds Take The Reins

August 13th, 2020

After a 25-year stint as executive director of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Steve Crow retired this week and Bill Edmonds, just the third person to sit as director at the Council in nearly 40 years, will assume the position Monday, Aug. 17.

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