The Bonneville Power Administration has made its 37th consecutive U.S. Treasury payment of $736 million, which covers a variety of costs, including irrigation assistance that BPA provides to help irrigators repay their share of certain Bureau of Reclamation projects.
Communities around the state will soon receive grant funds to support projects that protect rivers and improve streamflows. The Washington Department of Ecology is investing up to $22 million in 21 high priority projects located in 16 watersheds.
Officially one year after the opening of the new Burke Museum and in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and the Washington State Arts Commission announced a new outdoor installation called Guests of the Great River that greets guests as you arrive at the museum’s east entrance.
A new survey of saltwater recreational anglers looked at their sources of information when it comes to fishery management and data collection. It found that their most used and trusted sources were friends, family, bait and tackle shops, and state and federal agency information such as websites and regulation guides.
Portland General Electric Company this week announced it has permanently shuttered its coal-fired Boardman Generating Station in Eastern Oregon’s Morrow County. The closure fulfills an agreement PGE reached with stakeholders, customer groups and regulators in 2010 to significantly reduce air emissions from power production in Oregon by ending operations at Boardman 20 years ahead of schedule and transitioning to cleaner energy resources.
Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ecosystem.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory have developed a predictive framework of ecological indicators and analyses for estuarine–tidal river research and management.
The upcoming rainy season, combined with the historic wildfires in Oregon, set the stage for increased flooding conditions according to Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. The potential for damage from these floods in the Willamette Valley, in the Umpqua River Basin, and along the Rogue River are significant.
The Deschutes Land Trust has purchased Priday Ranch, a new conservation project on 4,500 acres north of Madras, Oregon that includes steelhead spawning streams.