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Ansingh, Dr. Peter Yakima Basin Environmental Education During my seventeen year tenure with the West Valley School District, I have found the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program and its ealier iterations to be an invaluable hands-on experience ...
Appelgate, Wendy Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program has created many environmental education opportunities that extend beyond the limited education these students would have received from the provided school curriculums. Bob and ...
Askew, Kacie Yakima Basin Environmental Education I would like to ask that you continue to support the YBEEP program. This is my first year with the program, and I have added a Salmon unit to my curriculum, as a result of the program. I especially ...
Baker, Mary Yakima Basin Environmental Education Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP) is extremely important in our district. Not only has it helped increase my students knowledge about many areas of our environment, it has also ...
Barker, Becky Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP has been a long term partner of Woodland Park Zoo in the Yakima area. Having partners such as YBEEP gives us a local connection which allows us to expand and enhance our programming in the ...
Barrett, Deborah Yakima Basin Environmental Education Before you determine whether to continue funding the YBEEP project please reflect on those educational experiences that left a lasting impression on your learning and perhaps sparked your ...
Bates, Melissa Yakima Basin Environmental Education I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for the 'Salmon in the Classroom' Program, part of the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program directed by Bob Tuck. This ...
Begosh, Angie Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am pleased for the opportunity to express my support for the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program. Hands on environmental education, where children have the opportunity to apply scientific ...
Benton PUD, Jim Sanders (general) As fish and wildlife costs continue to grow, Benton PUD is very interested in the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program and the amendment process. We support the previously submitted amendment ...
Bickleton School District Yakima Basin Environmental Education As a Salmon in The Classroom participant, I am so gratified to have the help provided by YBEEB and Bob & Lynn Tuck - The Tuck's support has been essential to the success of our salmon program. They ...
Bishop, Tiffany Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program is a unique, irreplacable program that affects thousands of children from Easton to the Tri-Cities and beyond. I strongly urge you to continue funding this invaluable program. No ...
Blachly-Lane Electric Coop (general) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. As our customers fund the Council’s Program through their power bills, the success of ...
Blue Ocean Events. Stephanie Frisch Yakima Basin Environmental Education In March, Portland hosted the Northwest's largest sustainable lifestyle event, the Energy Trust Better Living Show (www.betterlivingshow.org). Because of YBEEP's participation, over 20,000 people had ...
Bonneville Power Administration (general)
Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration The attached draft document expands on BPA's earlier recommendations by providing more detailed language on RME that could be amended into the program. BPA hopes to include its final version of this ...
Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration Attached is the Appendix that BPA referenced in its April 4, 2008, Recommendations for Proposed Program Amendments. This Appendix is not so much a standalone document as it is support for an ...
Brown, Al Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP has been an important and "on target" presenter in the Yakima Greenway's Environmental Learning, Greenway Led Education E.A.G.L.E. program for many years. This program serves over 1,200 area ...
Carlson, Christina, NBCT Yakima Basin Environmental Education Greetings, The Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program is invaluable to the students of the Yakima School District. As a 5th grade educator at Discovery Lab School, I have had fantastic ...
Carter, Margaret Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP has provided me with experiences and educational opportunities. I am therefore able to serve and share with the 8th grade science classes that I teach. The field trips and lab materials are ...
Chelan and Douglas County PUDs (general)
Chief Kamiakin Elementary, Erika Barrom Yakima Basin Environmental Education Sustaining natural resources and lessening human impact upon the environment are KEY components to the future of our beautiful planet. This is something that world leaders KNOW, science educators ...
Clearwater Power Company (general) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. As our customers fund the Council’s Program through their power bills, the success of ...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe (general) See attached comments
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Bonneville Power Administration Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (Program) amendment recommendations submitted to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council ...
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (Program) amendment recommendations submitted to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council ...
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (general) See attached.
Columbia Rural Electric Association (general) See attached (multiple comments).
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (general)
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (general)
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation concurs in the comments of the Warm Springs Tribes submitted on June 12, 2008, regarding modifications to the Council project selection ...
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (general) Please except these comments concerning the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership on behalf of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. The Confederated Tribes ...
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs concurs with, supports, and adopts the comments offered by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, dated June 12, 2008, regarding the ...
Consumers Power Inc (general) See attached.
Cowlitz PUD (general)
CTWSRO-Hood River Production Program Hood River Watershed Group The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Spring Reservation, Oregon, recommends the NWPCC adopt the Hood River Watershed Group’s Hood River Watershed Action Plan (updated April 22, 2008) as part of the ...
Davis, Randdall Yakima Basin Environmental Education If we at East Valley school district don't have the YBEEP to support us in the class our salmon education unit will be very limited. This program helps us in multiple ways throughout the school year....
Delp, Liz Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am a 4th grade teacher and have been involved with the YBEEP program for 5 years. It is a great program! I can't imagine not having access to it. They have organized educational field trips, had ...
Deschutes River Conservancy Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program See attached.
Douglas Electric Cooperative (general) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. As our customers fund the Council’s Program through their power bills, the success of ...
Dwight, Kevin Yakima Basin Environmental Education I would like to comment on the Yakima Basin Environmetal Education Program: I am a science teacher at the Ellensburg middle school and have been engaged in the raising of salmon and trout with ...
Fall River Electric Cooperative (general) Dear Chairman Booth, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program. As our customers fund the Council's Program through their power ...
Flamm, Marsha Yakima Basin Environmental Education As a resident of Yakima County for the past eleven years. Moving here from the Midwest, I was disappointed to learn that there was no educational program put in place for our children to learn and ...
Flathead Electric Cooperative (general) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. As our members help fund the Council’s Program through their power bills, the success ...
Fleming, Martha Yakima Basin Environmental Education My eight year teaching career inthe Yakima Basin has been punctuated with the Environmental Program centered around salmon growth and the life of the rivers and land in which we live. My students ...
Frank Sweet City Supervisor, City of Selah Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program is one of if not the most cost effective program that has been funded for Environmental Education for Students. There is always funding for Plans and Projects but very but seldom ...
Franklin PUD (general) See attached.
Fry, Julie Yakima Basin Environmental Education We know from current brain research that children learn science best by having a 'hands on' experience. Our students remember longer that with which they have had a concrete experience. The Yakima ...
Gamache, Maryann Yakima Basin Environmental Education The Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program is tremendously important to our students, schools, and community. It is so important for our children to learn about our local environment, and ...
Garrison, Susan Yakima Basin Environmental Education Yakima Basin Environmental Education program has had a tremendous impact on my students as well as my teaching. Bob and Lynn Tuck are always helpful in guiding both my students and myself through ...
Grays Harbor PUD (general)
Griswold, Trish Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP has been instrumental in our environmental education program at Cle Elum Roslyn School District. I have enjoyed working with the group and encourage others to do so. It is a great resource!!
Grob, Douglas (general) I sincerely urge the Council to stay focused on the 1980 Northwest Power Act purpose of having the Hydro System responsible to mitigate fish & wildlife impacts caused by the Hydro system itself. To ...
Groves, Dan Yakima Basin Environmental Education Over the past couple years, my fourth grade classes have been fascinated to learn about animal characteristics and habitat, as Bob and Lynn Tuck taught hands-on lessons in the classroom and in the ...
GYCC Business Education Partnership Yakima Basin Environmental Education The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce's Business Education Partnership has been providing career exploration opportunities for Yakima County students since 1993. The Washington State Department of ...
GYCC Business Education Partnership Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP has been our connection to both WA Fish and Wildlife and US Bureau of Reclamation. These programs awaken our children's understanding of nature and how our interdependence. Funding for this ...
Hames, Tracy Yakima Basin Environmental Education The future of the Yakima Basin is in the hands of our current actions to restore and properly manage the resources contained here. It is also dependent on our ability to teach the younger ...
Hammerstad, Jaime Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am a third grade teacher in a school district with many underprivileged students and a science curriculum with minimal cntent. YBEEP has offered me the education, knowledge and abilities to bring ...
Harris, Ray Yakima Basin Environmental Education I truly appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the growth of both native and non-native species of salmonids in my classroom. Without the work of YBEEP and the Tucks, the students of Selah High ...
Heitman, Danielle Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP and the Tucks have been an invaluable resource for my program (serving 70+ highly capable students in the Selah School district). Not only do they come into the classroom to provide ...
Henderson, Brother Jack Yakima Basin Environmental Education This comment is to share a bit of my experience with the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program and to recommend that funding for the program continue. I was a participant in the YBEEP ...
Henderson, Nick Yakima Basin Environmental Education The Yakima Basin Enviromental Education Program is an unbielveable learning experience for the children of the Yakima River Basin. I have had the good fortune to watch the program on the Cle Elum ...
Hood River Electric Cooperative (general)
Hood River Watershed Group Hood River Watershed Group See attached
Hunsperger, Lee Yakima Basin Environmental Education Our Salmon in the classroom is an important part of my environmental ed curriculum and would be very difficult to do without the support we get from YBEEP. Lynn and Bob Tuck go the extra mile to ...
Idaho Council Members (general) Re: Clarification or addendum to Idaho comments on Council Program Amendments: On June 10th at the work session, the Council staff in reporting on comments received on the numerous suggested ...
Idaho Falls Power (general)
Idaho Office of Species Conservation (general) See attached. (Revised July 21 to include a memo mailed under separate cover; see page 1 of attached.)
Idaho Water Users (general) Please see attached document.
Jenkins, Douglas Yakima Basin Environmental Education I've had the privilege to work with Bob Tuck over the years helping with the development of programs for teachers and students to realize the importance of Environmental Education. Living during a ...
Kaelber, Kara Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program is a great compliment to many other environmental education programs being utilized in central Washington. Bob Tuck has worked in partnership with the Franklin Conservation ...
Kalispel Tribe (general)
Kalispel Tribe (general) See attached.
LaLanne, Mechelle Yakima Basin Environmental Education I began my experience with YBEEP as a sixth grade teacher in Union Gap, WA. Later I became a fourth grade teacher in Thorp, WA where I now teach 7-12th grade science. Each year YBEEP has been there ...
Larrick, Walter Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP has proven to be a valuable aspect to the efforts of restoring evironmental values in the Yakima Basin and the Columbia River Basin. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has partnered ...
Lewis County PUD (general)
Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Lynn, I hope that we can talk directly about CBFWA proposal to include biological objectives for each province and Subbasin as part of the amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife program ...
Lunden, Eric Yakima Basin Environmental Education Working in a district running a deficit and with 86% of my students qualifying for free or reduced lunch is a daily challenge. Were it not for programs like YBEEP, these kids would be learning ...
Mason County PUD (general) See attached.
McLaren, Kaya Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP has made a profound difference in my classroom teaching, touching the lives of not only my class, but of the entire school. Last year YBEEP helped us raise salmon in our school foyer. Everybody ...
McMinnville Water & Light (general)
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Yakima Basin Environmental Education
Newcomb, Professor Ronald A. (general) While I applaud your continued efforts to undo some of the damage created by the mechanical devices blocking anadromous fish migration and killing some 40% of juvenile catadromous fish migration ...
Newcomb, Professor Ronald A. Fish Passage Solutions It seems to me patently false to call a system filled with patches a "problem that is already fixed." The text tells us that replacement fish are being bred to replace those being killed, that by ...
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (general) See attached document.
Northwest RiverPartners (general) See attached.
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Yakima Basin Environmental Education I have personal experience with these types of programs, and have toured the local streams surrounding these area schools. Nearly every adult that I know today working to protect our fishery ...
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (general) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife comments are in an uploaded ZIP file
Oregon Natural Desert Association (general)
Pace, Charles (general) For consideration, I suggest that you extend the comment period by not less than 45 days. I believe that the amendments submitted by federal agencies in particular require additional time to ...
Pace, Charles (general) See attached
Pace, Charles Ad Hoc Supplementation Workgroup The Council should adopt and implement the recommendations contained in the AHSWG report and assign priority to monitoring and evaluation activities for specific populations with unique life ...
Pace, Charles Benewah County, Idaho Benewah County's characterization of the relationship between the United States and the Couer d'Alene Tribe (and the 1891 agreement) is both misleading and irrelevant for purposes of amending the ...
Pace, Charles Bonneville Power Administration
Pace, Charles Bonneville Power Administration
Pace, Charles Coeur d'Alene Tribe The Couer d'Alene Tribe's interpretation of section 4(h)(10)(a) "in-lieu" provisions is correct, and the Council's amended program should support activities proposed by the Tribe in the Coeur ...
Pace, Charles Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes The Salish-Kootenai Tribe's characterization of allocation problems is accurate. In the past, the Council has not adhered to the 70/15/15 formula and, as a result, the program has not provided ...
Pace, Charles Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation The Colville Tribes' proposal for Columbia Basin Hatchery Reform would designate ALL salmonid populations as "primary", "contributing" or "stabilizing" depending upon whether the level of effort that ...
Pace, Charles Corps of Engineers/Bureau of Reclamation The Council should understand that the biological assessments offered by the action agencies that analyze the biological effects of the actions proposed for the FCRPS and upper Snake are flawed and ...
Pace, Charles East Columbia Basin Irrigation District The district is correct that significantly more effort must be expended to understand what happens to Columbia basin anadromous stocks in the estuary, near-ocean and ocean environment. However, the ...
Pace, Charles Kintama Research Corporation Kintama's proposal is sound and should be adopted. In fact, it compares very favorably with the reluctance of Bonneville and the action agencies, their unwillingness to address "latent" mortality ...
Pace, Charles Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks The recommendation (amendment #1) to minimize travel costs by use of video-conferencing and other methods is sound. In addition, the Council should consider decentralization of functions among the ...
Pace, Charles Natural Solutions Restoration measure for lower Columbia River chum salmon should incorporate strategies for Hamilton Creek (just downstream of Bonneville dam) that provide local water supplies to support recovery. ...
Pace, Charles Northwest RiverPartners The amendments proposed by the Northwest River Partners would dilute the effectiveness and serviceability of the Council's fish and wildlife program. They would remove sub-basin plans, leave the Fish ...
Pace, Charles Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee The PNUCC recommendation rests on a spurious distinction between "measures" and "projects" that, if accepted, would remove project selection from the participatory process envisioned in the Northwest ...
Pace, Charles Shoshone-Bannock Tribes The Council should incorporate the Shoshone-Bannock TrIbes' recommendations in the amended program. Re-introduction of fall chinook above the Hells Canyon complex will make a substantial ...
Pace, Charles Spokane Tribe of Indians The Council should adopt the recommendations of the Spokane Tribe (see my comment on UCUT recommendation). In addition to the program measures and language suggested by the Spokane and other UCUT ...
Pace, Charles Upper Columbia United Tribes The Council should thoroughly understand and support the UCUT comments on the need for a "participatory" process that depends in substantial part (though not dispositively) on the expert judgement of ...
Pacific County PUD (general) See attached.
Pacific Education Institute Yakima Basin Environmental Education YBEEP is essential to the work of the Pacific Education Institute in the greater Yakima region. The Pacific Education Institute represents the statewide natural resource and conservation education ...
Pacific Power (general) See attached.
Pend Oreille County PUD (general) See attached
Peters, Amy Yakima Basin Environmental Education I have worked with Bob and Lynn Tuck for five years. In that time they have broadened my knowledge about environmental science. With their help and guidance, we have taught approximately 140 ...
PNGC Power (general)
PNUCC (general)
Portland State University (general) Portland State University Recommendations for Amendments to the Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program Overview The NW Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) has called for comments on the ...
Public Power Council (general) Attached are the Public Power Council Recommendations to Amend the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.
Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, WA (general) Grant County PUD appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. We support the amendments previously submitted by the power industry, ...
Ready, Carol Yakima Basin Environmental Education I would like to recommend continued funding for the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program. Bob Tuck and this Program provide valuable community outreach and education to accompany the more ...
Richland, City of (general) See attached.
Russell, Pat (general) See attached word document.
Schmidt, Jeff Yakima Basin Environmental Education As a middle school teacher and Alaska commercial fisherman I can really appreciate the wonderful job YBEEP has done in helping to educate students, teachers, and entire communities to the importance ...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Simmons-Rigdon, Heather Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program has provided critical educational opportunities for school children and their teachers in our community on the environment, salmon, water, and wildlife. I have been involved in ...
Snake River Salmon Recovery Board Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority See attached.
Snohomish County PUD No. 1 (general) Please see attached document.
Spokane Tribe of Indians (general)
Stewart, Lon Yakima Basin Environmental Education I have been involved in YBEEP for 4 years. I teach science and math in the middle school setting. Bob, Lynn and the many assistants they have tutored over the years are a valuable resource to the ...
Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Yakima Basin Environmental Education Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) partnered with YBEEP to educate Granger students about the benefits of a constructed wetland adjacent to an irrigation drain northeast of Granger. This ...
Sweet, Dale Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am a 6th grade science teacher at Walter Strom Middle School in the Cle Elum Roslyn School District. Bob and Lynn's help with raising salmon in my classroom is invaluable. Their help makes it ...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority The Fish and Wildlife SErvice (Service) has completed its review of the recommendations from the agencies and Tribes that comprise the submission from the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority ...
Uebelacker, Morris Yakima Basin Environmental Education As a Professor of Geography at Central Washington University specializing in the ecological history of the Yakima River Basin I have come to appreciate the impact this program has on teachers, ...
Umatilla Electric Cooperative (general) Umatilla Electric Cooperative has been at the epicenter of Salmon recovery since they were listed. We have always striven for solutions and continually urged for long term thinking while dealing ...
Upper Columbia United Tribes Upper Columbia United Tribes See attached presentation from June 2008 Council meeting.
Valdez, Bridgette Yakima Basin Environmental Education The Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP) is one of the most amazing programs I have seen in Washington State. YBEEP reaches thousands of youth in the Yakima Watershed, opening their ...
Vigilante Electric Cooperative (general) See attached
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am writing in support of amending the 2008 – 2009 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program to include the significant work of the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP). The WA ...
Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Stewardship Partners See attached.
Walla Walla Watershed Alliance Stewardship Partners See attached.
Wasco Electric Cooperative (general)
Washington Forest Protection Association Yakima Basin Environmental Education The Washington Forest Protection Association's environmental education programs have worked with YBEEP for many years and we highly value YBEEP's coordination between our state office in Olympia the ...
Watanabe, Anne Yakima Basin Environmental Education As a member of the rate-paying public and a resident of Cle Elum, I appreciate the opportunity to comment in support of future funding for the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP). I ...
Western Montana Electric G&T Cooperative (general)
White Swan High School Yakima Basin Environmental Education The YBEEP program has been a tremendous asset the past 2 years by giving my students authentic in-class connections to Biological content. Our curriculum is based around locally relevant ...
Wood, Christy Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am writing in support of the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP). Bob Tuck and YBEEP have proven to be a vital part of our 7th grade Science class curriculum here at East Valley ...
Yakama Nation Yakama Nation Yakama concurs with the comments filed by the CTUIR dated June 12, 2008 regarding CBFWA recommendations. Yakama also concurs with the comments filed by the Warm Springs Tribe dated June 12,2008 ...
Yakama Nation Fisheries Program (general)
Yakima Basin Water Resources Agency Yakima Basin Environmental Education Public education is an important component of wise resource management. Yakima Basin Water Resources Agency (YBWRA), as the Coordinating Agency for water resources planning in the Yakima Basin, is ...
Yergen, Midge Yakima Basin Environmental Education I am writing this letter in support of the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program. I was first involved with the program about 2 years after it's start, when I was a teacher in Selah. Through ...
Youngblood, Karie Yakima Basin Environmental Education I have been fortunate enough to work with Bob and Lynn Tuck for several years now. Thanks to YBEEP I have a deeper understanding of the environment I live in and how to bring this information and ...
Zenger, Linda Yakima Basin Environmental Education I would just like to concur with the many supportive statements for YBEEP that I have just read. The services, resources, and expertise provided by Bob and Lynn Tuck through the Yakima Basin ...