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Ready For Public Comment:
Draft Regional Energy Plan Ensures Low-Carbon, Efficient Energy Future


The Council approved the Draft Seventh Plan this week and directed staff to prepare the document for public review during a 60-day comment period beginning October 20. Read more.

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NOV 17-18 : Council Meeting, Portland

NOV - DEC : Seventh Plan Public Hearings

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White Sturgeon Populations Are Stable But Face Threats In The Columbia

While white sturgeon populations in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam are stable, they're also targeted by the growing sea lion population and their spawning can be affected by dam operations upstream.

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Lower Columbia Wetlands Restoration Benefits Wildlife, Birds, and Fish

Just a dozen miles northwest of downtown Portland, a cornucopia of wildlife, notably song birds and more than 200,000 migrating waterfowl annually, inhabit the low-lying, marshy backwaters of the Shillapoo Wildlife Area, part of the Vancouver Lake lowlands adjacent to the Columbia River.

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Jennifer Light Will Lead Regional Technical Forum

Jennifer Light, the Council’s Regional Technical Forum manager, has been elected chair of the 26-member energy efficiency advisory committee.

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