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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

The Hanford Reach: A Stretch of River Reborn and a Salmon Run Preserved


The Hanford Reach of the Columbia River is the only free-flowing portion of the river in the U.S., home to 70 percent of the Chinook salmon that spawn in the Columbia system. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

JUNE 13-14: Council Meeting in Victor, Montana

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Meeting update: The Council has in-person meetings with online participation always available. If you are unable to join our meetings, staff and members can be reached by phone and email.

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Council Meeting Round-Up

Wenatchee was a busy Council meeting: Reports from Council staff on recent work along with updates from Washington partners and policymakers on key policies and projects. Read more.


Comment on Council’s Draft FY 2025 Budget

The Council is seeking comments by June 30 on its draft budget. Read more.