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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Warming Ocean Highlights Need to Improve River Habitat, Estuary for Salmon


While we’re experiencing a temporary uptick in salmon numbers for now, in the long term, conditions will trend back down, highlighting the need for more information to make good decisions on where to focus recovery efforts. Read more.

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APRIL 12-13: Council Meeting in Portland (Webinar)

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Salmon and Steelhead Returns to the Columbia River Basin and the Forecast for 2022

The U.S. v. Oregon technical advisory committee says that despite an overall bump in numbers, a decline is forecast for 2022. Read more.


Council Tours Clark Fork Delta River Restoration Project

The Clark Fork Delta River Project has helped reduce erosion in northern Idaho caused by water level fluctuations from the operation of the Albeni Falls Dam. Read more.


Jennifer Light Named Interim Director of the Council’s Power Planning Division

The Council has appointed Jennifer Light as interim director of power planning to replace Ben Kujala, who has taken a position starting in June with Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors. Read more.