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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Measuring Impact: Evaluating the Performance of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program

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For 40 years, the Council’s Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program – the nation’s largest regional effort to protect and enhance natural resources – has worked to mitigate the effects of the hydrosystem on fish and wildlife. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

JULY 30 : Power Committee Meeting

AUGUST 9-11 : Council Meeting via webinar

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Coronavirus update: Due to the coronavirus, the Council will continue holding all meetings virtually 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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Work Continues on Draft 2021 Northwest Power Plan

A draft is planned for release for public comment in August, and pubic hearings will be conducted in September and October. Read more.


Extreme Heat Prompts Emergency Measures to Aid Fish

Record-breaking temperatures scorched the Pacific Northwest in June as a heat dome settled over the region, causing temperatures to spike well into the triple digits from Vancouver, Canada to Portland. Read more.