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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Council Adopts 2021 Northwest Power Plan; Highlights Renewables, Energy Efficiency in a Changing Power System


At its February meeting, the Council adopted its 2021 Northwest Power Plan to ensure a reliable and economic power supply for the region. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

MARCH 14-15: Council Meeting in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

MARCH 18: Fish & Wildlife Committee Meeting

More meetings

Coronavirus update: The March Council meeting will be held partly in-person, see news item below. The Council will continue holding most meetings virtually. 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.

More News


Independent Scientists Highlight Exemplary Fish and Wildlife Projects in the Basin

Good things are happening to help anadromous fish in the Columbia River Basin, according to a recent report by the Independent Scientific Review Panel. Read more.


Ocean and Plume Forum Examines Freshwater Conditions on Fish Survival in the Ocean

Insightful presentations followed by robust discussions characterized the Ocean and Plume Science and Management Forum, held virtually this past January 19. Read more.


Council Discusses Undertaking a Lower Snake Dams Analysis

At its February meeting, Council members discussed scoping a workplan for a proposed lower Snake River dams analysis. Read more.


Council Plans In-person March Meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

After conducting its meetings remotely during the pandemic for many months, the Council will be holding its first in-person meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Read more.


KC Golden Appointed to Council

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has appointed KC Golden to serve a three-year term on the Council. Read more.