The Northwest Power andConservation Council approved findings on recommendations and responses to comments on Part I of its 2020 Addendum to the 2014 Fish and Wildlife Program on Oct. 12. "This is the formal conclusion of the amendment process, which began in 2018," the NWPCC's general counsel John Shurts told the Council. The approval is the last action needed before the addendum becomes final. A notice will be published in the Federal Register.
The Resident Fish and Sturgeon Project Review Final Recommendations were approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Oct. 14. The 42 projects approved for funding involved $35.46 million, including about $3.66 million in recommended increases, which will be sent to the Bonneville Power Administration for implementation. The projects were reviewed and approved by the Independent Scientific Review Panel, including some with conditions. The review also included programmatic recommendations, which were also approved by the Council. Topics of the programmatic recommendations include best management practices for native and nonnative fish management, project prioritization, climate change, and communication and project tracking.