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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Lower Snake River Dams Replacement Power Study


While it is possible to replace the output of the four lower Snake River dams while meeting aggressive clean-energy goals, the cost would be substantial, and the reliability of the system could depend on future technologies. Read more.

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2022 Spring Chinook Salmon Return Better Than Forecast

Council members were briefed on spring Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers, as well as the more sobering update on recovery efforts for Tucannon River spring Chinook. Read more.


Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Households

In a challenging economy when costs seem to be rising constantly, low-income households face an increasing risk of being unable to afford basic necessities, including electricity. Read more.


Efforts to Bring Back Pacific Lamprey Succeeding

Laurie Porter and Jon Hess of CRITFC briefed members on the current run of Pacific lamprey in the Columbia River Basin and tribal projects currently implemented through the Council’s F&W Program. Read more.


Trout Creek Habitat Tour: Learning from the Place

This past spring, Oregon Council member Louie Pitt, Jr. and Council staff toured the Trout Creek Watershed Restoration Project located in Central Oregon. Read more.