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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

2016 Columbia River Salmon Runs Forecast


In a word, the outlook for Columbia River salmon in 2016 is good. Not great as in some recent years, but good as in average or better for most species. Read more.

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APR 12-13 : Council Meeting in Missoula

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Northwest Is Producing More With Less Electricity

The region's economy is growing faster than the rest of the nation, but using less electricity.

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Chief Joseph Dam

Committee OKs salmon habitat study above Grand Coulee

In a step toward assessing the potential for habitat to support salmon and steelhead above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams, the Fish and Wildlife Committee voted to support a research proposal by the Spokane Tribe of Indians.

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Tom Eckman

Power Division Director Tom Eckman Announces Plans to Retire in July

Eckman joined the Council in 1982 and as manager of conservation resources has been at the forefront of energy efficiency development and integrated resource planning in the Northwest. He was named power division director in 2014.

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Job Announcement: Energy Analyst

The Council has an opening in its Power Planning Division for an Energy Analyst. The position reports to the Director of the Power Planning Division. Apply by April 1.

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