Northwest Power and Conservation Council
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News Releases
News from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council: Ocean Conditions Challenge Salmon; Funding for Hatcheries, Screens, Lands; 2022 Fish Returns and 2023 Forecasts - 03/27/23

News from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
March 27, 2023

Ocean Conditions are Challenging Salmon, Emphasizing Need for Management Actions
Despite good ocean conditions in the recent years, the trend for the future is not encouraging, according to NOAA Supervisory Research Fish Biologist Brian Burke.
Ensuring Funding for the Long-term Maintenance of Fish Hatcheries, Fish Screens, and Lands
The Council was briefed on the continued support for addressing non-recurring maintenance needs for past fish and wildlife investments in hatcheries, fish screens, and mitigation lands.

Columbia River Basin Fish Returns and Forecast for 2023
WDFW & IDFG gave an overview of the 2022 adult Chinook, coho, sockeye, and chum salmon and steelhead runs for the Columbia River and expectations for the 2023 fisheries, including information on the Snake River Basin salmon and steelhead returns and the forecast returns for 2023.

Council Comments on Bonneville’s Draft 2022-2027 Energy Efficiency Action Plan

Next Council Meeting: April 12-13 (Webinar)

March 14-15 Northwest Power & Conservation Council meeting - 03/07/23

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council will hold its Council meeting on March 14-15 in Coeur d'Alene and by webinar.

See the agenda and how to attend