Led by NOAA Fisheries, a group of stakeholders released their final report outlining a plan for recovery of all Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead, which includes provisional numbers needed to recover 24 stocks of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead to "healthy and harvestable" levels. Read more

After revising cost estimates, beefing up financial assurances, getting extensions from funding sources and changing its timeline, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation is again asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to transfer the license for four lower Klamath River Dams so that … Read more

State and tribal officials in Montana have stepped up efforts to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from becoming established in the Columbia Basin, and are asking for additional help from other states and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read more

A bill that would require the Bonneville Power Administration to compensate the Spokane Tribe of Indians for land lost with the construction of Grand Coulee Dam passed the U.S. Senate on June 28 and was sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources for consideration. Read more

Hoping to prevent water temperatures at Lower Granite Dam from rising above 68 degrees Fahrenheit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been spilling water at Dworshak Dam on the North Fork Clearwater River, which holds back significantly cooler water compared with the lower Snake River. Read more