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Council Receives Recommendations to Revise the Fish and Wildlife Program


The Council has received 51 sets of recommendations in response to its request for revisions to its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The request was issued last May and the submittal deadline was in mid-December. Read more.

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California’s 100 Percent Clean Energy Act, Part 2

The Council's preliminary analysis sheds light on the implications of California’s new legislation in terms of resource development, carbon emissions, and wholesale electricity prices in the Pacific Northwest and greater West-wide region.

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How to Get Paid for Fishing and Help Salmon At The Same Time

Fishing for Northern Pikeminnow in the Columbia and Snake rivers paid well for one angler in 2018, who caught more than 8,600 of the predators and made more than $71,000.

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Declining Carbon Emissions in the Pacific Northwest

Carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector in the Pacific Northwest declined slightly in 2017, totaling about 45 million metric tons.

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Council Recommends Funding for Larger Dock to Handle Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam

The Council this month approved a request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for up to $52,000 in Bonneville Power Administration funding to build a floating platform big enough to handle Steller sea lions.

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Council Approves New Projects Under Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative

This month the Council approved funding for seven projects that focus on improving conditions for Pacific Lamprey, a fish species native to the Columbia River Basin that spawns in freshwater and spends a portion of its life cycle in the ocean.

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Montana and Oregon members will lead Power Council in 2019

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