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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Wholesale Electricity Prices Come Into Focus


Throughout the West, retiring coal plants and a plethora of clean energy policies in states, municipalities, and utilities have changed how electricity markets function, adding even more uncertainty to an already challenging enterprise: forecasting the future. Read more.

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DECEMBER 15-16 : Council Meeting via webinar (all meetings are remote access only)

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Coronavirus update: Joining the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Council will make all meetings completely virtual until further notice. The work of the Council and the RTF will continue remotely, and we encourage people to join our meetings and engage with our staff and members by phone and webinar and email. We will update this as more information becomes available.

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2020 Wildfires Burned Fish Hatcheries, Wildlife Areas as Well as Forests

Wildfires blackened 2.2 million acres of forest in the Northwest this fall, destroying or damaging homes, businesses, infrastructure and also fish and wildlife projects including wildlife areas and fish hatcheries. Read more.


Innovative Water Agreement Is Helping Restore Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout In The Teton River

An unusual partnership among conservationists, farmers, and government agencies that allows irrigation diversions to leak into the ground for several months of the year is having a positive benefit for the iconic species. Read more.